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Breaking News: Psak Halacha on Qitniyoth

The announcement we've been waiting for is here! OK we're waiting for other announcements too... but this is good news in any case.

Beth HaWaadh of Machon Shilo permits the consumption of Kitniyoth by all Jews in Israel during Pesah

JERUSALEM, ISRAEL, March 20, 2007 (Nissan 1, 5767) —Beth HaWaadh, the beth din (religious court) of Machon Shilo, has issued a religious ruling permitting all Jews in the Land of Israel to consume Kitniyoth (legumes) during the Pesah holiday. The signatories to this ruling were Rav David Bar-Hayim, Rav Yehoshua Buch, and Rav Chaim Wasserman, all of Jerusalem.

"The custom of refraining from eating Kitniyoth—legumes such as rice, lentils, beans etc.—during the Pesah holiday has always been a matter of debate" says Rav David Bar-Hayim, Head of Machon Shilo, a Talmudic research institute, and president of the Beth HaWaadh rabbinical court.


For more infomation see: www.machonshilo.org.

Comments

David Bornstein said…
This is the psak halacha which am yisrael has been waiting for-kol hakavod to Rav Bar Hayim and his associate rabbis-I hope that my Pesach will be much more meaningful by concentrating on those things that are truly important and ot on silly minhagim that detract from our enjoyment of the chag.
Moshe Koren said…
A new stream of orthodoxy has been founded by Rav Bar Hayim, one whose goal is truth and authenticity. No longer shall Jews be forced to choose between Eastern European, galut Judaism and a slavish, weak-kneed, Judaism which lives in the shadow of the former. We can choose a proud, powerful alternative.

This is a revolution in the making! Kol HaKavod!

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