LONDON (JTA) — Why will this Passover be different from all others?
THIS ARTICLE INCLUDES EDITS ADVISED BY RABBI YAIR HOFFMAN, AS THE ORIGINAL MAY BE MISLEADING
This year, the London Beth Din, or religious court, has created a list of permissible products VIN EDITOR: THAT DO NOT REQUIRE AND THUS ARE not made under special supervision for Passover due to difficulties caused by the coronavirus crisis.
EVEN IN THE UNITED STATES IN PREVIOUS YEARS , POSKIM HAVE STATED THAT SOME ITEMS – EVEN WITH CITRIC ACID DO NOT REQUIRE A SPECIAL SUPERVISION AS LONG AS THE CITRIC ACID IS OF DOMESTIC ORIGIN
The Kashrut Division of the court developed the list, titled “Product guidelines in extremis,” from an array of basic goods to help quarantined families and those who are struggling financially due to the virus, the UK Jewish News reported.
“We are acutely aware of the pressures at this unprecedented time,” the Kashrut Division director, Rabbi Jeremy Conway, said in a statement. “We already know why this Seder night will be different to all other nights and this Pesach will be one unlike any other.”
He added: “This list should be used when regular supervised products are not available, or for people who are older or in isolation and so are unable to go shopping themselves or have Pesach products delivered to their home.
All hand sanitizers have been approved for use on Passover, according to the Jewish Chronicle.