The Kosher Kitchen - During Pesach

A new dimension is added to kashrut observance during Pesach, when we may not eat, derive any benefit from, or possess any chametz, leavened food. Only kosher for Pesach foods may be eaten for the eight days of the holiday.


The kitchen is extensively prepared before the holiday to conform with the Pesach laws. All leavened foods are removed from our possession, and all dishes and utensils used for chametz are stored away. Special Pesach dishes, cutlery, and cookware are used exclusively during the holiday and then stored separately until the following Pesach. The laws of Pesach are complex, requiring further study, and the guidance of an Orthodox Rabbi.


PDFPesach Guide [1 MB PDF]