Monday, April 11, 2005

I eat Kitniyot on Passover

A request for all US Jewish-owned stores that are open on Pesah:

Make a Kitniyot-aisle or a Kitniyot-corner for those items that are permissible to Sepharadim.

No skin off the owners' backs - you can keep Kitniyot in your stores. It's a Ze Nehene Veze Nehene proposition.

Not only that, but egg matzah, which is only permitted for Sepharadim as well (plus ill Ashkenazim), would be put in that aisle, thus eliminating mistakes for Ashkenazim who may think that they could eat it.

That being said, I would make the aisle very clearly labeled, so that Ashkenazim do not mistakenly buy the products.

I know how difficult it is for Ashkenazim in Israel, where many products are Kasher LePesah Le'Ochelai Kitniyot, and some may argue that this would be doing the same here. However, I'm proposing a separate aisle or more designated to Kitniyot, so no mistakes will be made. We are currently relying on lists like this one, but in-store information would be so much easier. Should we be deprived of food that is permitted to us because the majority cannot eat it?

Excuse the rant, but I just had to get that off my chest.

Kosher LePesah popcorn, anyone?


At Wed Apr 13, 02:13:00 PM 2005, Blogger MatzahNacho said...

I totally agree! I often wonder what those who eat kitniyot do when all the kosher stores we shop in don't carry kitniyot during Pesach. A separate aisle on one side with a big sign would be wonderful, a curtain even:)


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