• April 6, 2020
  • 12 5780, Nisan
  • פרשת ויגש

What is Chametz?

What is Chametz?

The Torah said not to eat Chametz on Pesach. Join Rabbi Dr. Stuart Fischman and learn what foods this includes, what chametz represents mystically for the Jewish People, and the relevant halachot regarding chametz and Pesach.

March 15, 2020 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
What is Chametz?: Lesson
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March 22, 2020 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
What is Chametz?: Lesson
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Hello Everyone,

I hope that your are all doing well during these trying times.

In tomorrow’s class , “What is Chametz?” we will discuss the question of whiskey on Pesach. “Chametz” in the Gemara is described as dough from specific grains which reacts in a particular fashion to a specific environmental factor ( for the details I invite you to listen to last week’s class).

But whiskey is a beverage so how did it become included in the category of chametz? We will see tomorrow how this came to be.

Shavua tov

Stuart Fischman

Rabbi Dr. Stuart Fischman graduated from Yeshiva University in 1980 and the dental school of Columbia University in 1985. In 1989 he began studying and teaching at Yeshivat Hamivtar and now studies and teaches at Yeshivat Machanaim in Efrat. He has rabbinic ordination from Rav Zalman Nechemia Goldberg.