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BRAND PRODUCT TYPE SYM-BOL STATUS Lipton Teabags-(Decaffeinated) Pareve OU Symbol required. Kosher for Passover without special certification.   EXCERPT from OU Kosher Passover list. Am I correct that the symbol required means OU symbol? If I understand the above excerpt correctly, I may use Lipton Decaf Tea Bags on Passover even though they do NOT have OU-P symbol. They only have OU. Am I correct? Thanks.

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Dear Rabbi, I heard that there’s a special charity fund for Passover. I assume it’s to help some people with the extra cost usually involved in buying matzah, wine and other special “Kosher for Passover” foods. Would you mind telling more about this practice? Thanks and Happy Passover!

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I just purchased OSEM Passover Matzahs. I found the following words on the package, which I had never heard before. Regular Matzah MEHUDAR It appears Mehudar means "halachically superior", "above and beyond what is strictly required". That sounds good. Is it correct? YASHAN Flour "Yashan means that the flour used in this baked item came from wheat that took root in the ground before the PREVIOUS 17th of Nissan." Yashan also means "OLD", because the flour is one year old. "The matzah you purchased is probably perfectly fresh." That does not sound so good. How is this flour kept fresh for one year? Is it really safe to eat? Happy Passover in advance.

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Why is the afikomen taken from the middle matzah during the Seder rather than from the top or bottom matzah?

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I work in a Jewish institution which employs a large number of non-Jews. Actually, I am the only Jew in the office. We all share a communal fridge and various snacks. It is assumed that if something is in the fridge it is for everyone's consumption. I brought in a container of peanut butter and leave it in this fridge. Must I take it out for Passover? Wouldn't taking it out be saying that it really is mine, even though I do not feel that way? I do not want to remove it and have people think I do not want them to use it. Although everyone seems respectful, often I overhear colleagues saying things like "that Law is stupid" etc. They are not being hateful, they just do not understand, and I would not want to do something that might incite any form of hatred towards my traditions. My immediate supervisor has a private fridge (he is Christian). Would a solution be to ask him to hold the peanut butter in his fridge for the week? Please advise. Thank you and chag Pesach kosher v'samaich!