The key word for this year is – SIMPLIFY. We need to consider limiting our menus, doing without some of the labor-intensive foods we normally associate with this season and restricting our shopping to basics.
The Committee of Jewish Law and Standards has issued updated
guidelines that take our current circumstances into account. You can find them
The headlines are:
Fresh foods are usually Kosher l’Pesach whether purchased before or during. The same is true of pure tea and coffee.
Many processed foods, including extra virgin olive oil, white sugar, salt, pepper, natural spices, frozen fruit, and filleted fish are Kosher L’Pesach without a
if purchased before Pesach. Some other foods have been added specifically to take into account this year’s circumstances.
For Pesach goods,
please order online/use delivery whenever possible
. We must not trek from shop to shop as we would usually do. If we cannot order online we need to limit ourselves to a single store. Please wash your hands before you go, sanitize your cart, space out in the store, touch only what you intend to buy and don’t linger. And then please wash your hands again when you come home.
Please support our local Kosher businesses – we need them to still be there after this is over.