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Shalom aleichem Rabbi Lauffer. Thank you for answering my last question. If one’s Maxwell House haggadah has a sticker on the front advertising a free haggadah if one buys a can of Maxwell House coffee, and further advertisements for Maxwell House coffee in the haggadah itself at the beginning, would he still be able to use this haggadah at the Seder? Thanks a lot.

2 months

Answers

  1. If the Haggadah is old and the advertisements are no longer applicable there is no problem using the Haggadah on Pesach. If, however, the Haggadah is new and the offers are current it would be a problem. If there is a particular need to use that Haggadah (perhaps for an elderly participant who is familiar with it) then I would suggest covering up the advertisements with a sticky label so that they cannot be seen or read.

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