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Efrat - Rabbi Eases Restrictions of Kitniyot for Ashkenazi Jews

Apr 14, 2011 at 08:31 PM

Efrat - Trying to ease the life of Ashkenazi Jews who observe the dietary laws of the upcoming Passover holiday, an American-born Orthodox rabbi recently issued a halakhic ruling expanding the menu of permitted food products during the weeklong holiday. According to Ashkenazi custom, the consumption of legumes and other non-wheat grains, known as kitniyot, during Passover is forbidden because...

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