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Hi, Rabbi, Happy Passover! I see on the calendar that there a few days called the “Intermediate Days” of Passover. What are they all about? Thanks and happy Passover to you and the entire Gateways staff!

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Dear Rabbi, Why do we drink four cups of wine at the Passover Seder? Thank you.

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Is there any Jewish law prohibiting the purchase of processed foods on Chol Hamoed Pesach that are free of Chametz, but not certified KFP, when the intention is to use them after Pesach?

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If one moves to Israel and rents an apartment, but makes regular frequent trips back to the United States to see family and friends, is that considered living in Israel for the purpose of observing one day of Yom Tov?

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Is it mandatory for a person who leads the teaching a siyum to partake of the Seudat Mitzvah or are they permitted to keep fasting and lead the siyum for the benefit of others?

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My cousin is culturally Jewish but not observant. He is getting married to a Jewish woman on Chol Hamoed Passover. I have learned that weddings are not supposed to be held on Chol Hamoed. I already said I was coming before I realized the date. Is attending such a wedding permitted?

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Can the coffee grinder we use during the year be used on Pesach? It has only been used for unflavored / non-decaf beans. We are Sepharadi, as well.

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Are there eight days of eating unleavened bread or do we start unleavened bread on Abib 14 (Pesach) to make the feast of Unleavened Bread exactly seven days? Because some are claiming that Unleavened Bread (UB) feast is supposed to be only seven days (Abib 15-21) so want to start UB at sunset on Abib 14 instead of 15th which conflates UB with Pesach. Those people say otherwise it makes eight days of eating unleavened bread when the Torah says eat unleavened bread for exactly seven days. The following list shows the dates I think are correct. Are they correct? Passover (14 Abib/ Nisan) at sunset, keeping vigil until midnight. Unleavened Bread (15 Abib / Nisan) 1st holy day, sunset Abib 15 thru sunset Abib 16. Unleavened Bread (21 Abib/ Nisan) 2d holy day, sunset Abib 21 thru sunset Abib 22. We are Christians who revoke the Catholic holidays and observe the Levitical feasts. May the Creator God bless you for your work.

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I take daily vitamins that are in capsules, they are O U certified but not kosher for pesach. Do they have to be kosher for pesach?