Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Hametz That Became Inedible To A Dog Before Pesah

Hametz That Became Inedible To A Dog Before Pesah
Day: Tuesday
Date: April 1, 2014
Parshat: Metzora
Source: Yalkut Yosef: 447

Hametz products that became inedible even to dog before Pesah are not considered to be hametz and may therefore be used on Pesah. Things that fall under this category are cosmetics, snuff, and many other products. Technically one may use any dish soap on Pesah regardless of whether it has a Pesah certification or not. However, nowadays we have many options available that do not contain hametz and one should purchase one of those if he is able. Pain killers are permissible to be used on Pesah (if they were bought before the holiday) even though they may contain hametz, since they are inedible. One who takes medicines that are vital to his health, and not just supplementary, should buy any of them that contain hametz before Pesah and leave them hidden for the holiday, only taking them out when he needs them. In the case of a specific medical need one should always consult a Rabbi for each individual situation.

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