By Rabbi Yair Hoffman for 5tjt.com
- If a child makes a siyum – it counts for adults.
- Firstborns that were born via a C-section must still fast.
- A father must still fast for his firstborn baby even if he is less than 30 days old.
- A store owner who sold his chometz to a goy may sell his chometz after pesach even to a person who is careful not to sell real chometz to a goy.
- One may NOT eat matzoh meal cake after the Zman on Erev Pesach
- For the 4 kosos it is preferable to drink most of a reviis of straight wine than all of a reviis of wine mixed with water.
- One can fulfill the Mitzvah of leaning by leaning on an armchair handle.
- Even if a bris is on Pesach itself – one should still say krias shma with the baby the night before even though it is leil shimurim.
- One may eat chicken baked in a lot of water in the oven and this is not considered tzli kdeirah.
- Someone that is required to consume chometz should keep it in a place that he has rented out to a goy and retrieve it daily.
- If someone is required to consume chometz, if possible, it should be consumed pachos pachos of a shiur.
- One should not recite a blessing when he is only checking a room that is less than dalet amos by dalet amos (7 ft. 1 inch by 7 ft 1 inch)
- When doing bdikas chometz on clothing one may feel a pocket from the outside to see whether or not it is empty.
- When one sells the chometz to a goy it is not enough to just put it in a box – a mechitzah or covering is also necessary.
- You may use Matzah that you otherwise would not have eaten for an Eruv tavshilin
The rulings here are culled from volume three of Rishumei Aharon pages 35-41.
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