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OU Pre-Passover Webcast Provides Answers for the Holiday

The Orthodox Union’s two top rabbis are available to answer questions for its annual pre-Passover webcast, set for March 12 at 2:30 pm EDT.
By Chana Ya'ar
First Publish: 3/3/2013, 2:12 PM

Kosher for Passover, Sharon's Jungle
Kosher for Passover, Sharon's Jungle
Israel news photo: Hana Levi Julian

Have questions about what to do about kosher-for-Pesach pet food for your favorite feline or guard dog this Passover?

The Orthodox Union’s two top rabbis are making themselves available to answer questions this year for its annual pre-Passover webcast, set for March 12 at 2:30 pm EDT.

This is not the first time Rabbi Yisroel Belsky and Rabbi Hershel Schachter have faced a barrage of questions about the intricate laws faced by Jews preparing their homes for the holiday.

Scheduled for the first day of the Hebrew month of Nissan on the Jewish calendar, the webcast “will provide ample time for men and women to ask the questions they need to prepare for the holiday and to observe its eight days properly,” noted Rabbi Eliyahu Safran, OU vice president of communications and marketing and a frequent contributor to Arutz Sheva's Judaism section.

In Israel, the holiday is observed for seven days; outside the Land of Israel, Passover is observed for eight days.

“As with all other kashrut webcasts (those dealing with issues of kosher laws) it will be archived so that it can be referred to again and again,” Safran added.

This year, the rabbis will focus on questions and answers relating to “Preparing the Home, Preparing the Head” – issues regarding house cleaning, kitchen preparation and the Seder. The discussion will also amplify the philosophy and values of Passover.

Viewers are advised to log on to the site 15 minutes prior to the program. To access the link, click here.

Questions can be emailed to Rabbi Safran prior to the program at safrane@ou.org. During the web cast, questions can be emailed to Rabbi Eliyahu W. Ferrell at ferrelle@ou.org.

The OU's famous Guide to Passover can be accessed online by clicking here.