Passover and your 'bone

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Passover and your 'bone

Post by samopn » Mon Apr 15, 2019 2:00 am

Hi

Before I start, I'm not agonising over this...

So, If you celebrate Passover and change over everything as I do, where does that leave your mouthpiece?

I don't do anything different but always feel that maybe I should...

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Re: Passover and your 'bone

Post by BGuttman » Mon Apr 15, 2019 7:51 am

I'm not a rabbi, but you aren't eating with your mouthpiece.

I don't change anything since I'm not observant.

I suppose you could keep a spare mouthpiece of the same kind to use for the week if it makes you feel better.
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Re: Passover and your 'bone

Post by TimBrown » Mon Apr 15, 2019 9:40 am

I worked as a dietary director of a Jewish facility for a number of years. Here is what I learned in the Passover preparedness procedures we followed back then:

Anything metal can be cleaned and purified. Part of the purification ritual was for a mashgiach to pass a flame over the metal surfaces of cook's tables, etc to burn away any remaining impurities. But I don't know what - if any - effect a flame might have on the plating of your mouthpiece.

I believe that the best course of action would be for you to consult with elders at your place of worship, as the details may vary from location to location.
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Re: Passover and your 'bone

Post by samopn » Mon Apr 15, 2019 9:50 am

I'm not really worried about this and am (broadly) happy with what I do, but I was interested in what other people think/do
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Re: Passover and your 'bone

Post by BGuttman » Mon Apr 15, 2019 10:00 am

For Tim: A flame won't do anything to the plating on your mouthpiece. Especially the amount done for a ritual cleansing.

I was taught that you could dunk the mouthpiece (or any utensil) in boiling water to purify it.
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Re: Passover and your 'bone

Post by Doubler » Mon Apr 15, 2019 11:18 pm

I suppose if you wanted to do something, you could clean the chametz out of the mouthpiece and horn by giving them a good bath prior to Passover.

Here's my condensed Passover food guide:

Other items are open to interpretation, but when determining whether a food is Kosher for Passover, two questions must be asked in order to determine the suitability of any particular food:

1. Do you like it? If the answer is "yes", it's not Kosher for Passover.
2. Do you dislike it? If the answer is "yes", then of course it's Kosher for Passover!

Speaking of condensed versions, my father-in-law of blessed memory once conducted the complete Seder thusly:

"What makes this night different from all other nights?... It's Passover; let's eat!" *

* He did follow it with the more traditional, tedious version.
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Re: Passover and your 'bone

Post by samopn » Tue Apr 16, 2019 1:08 am

Haha, got to agree with you there... Goes for the kosher wine as well - if it tastes like cough linctus it's kosher.


But the extended summary for all festivals is "They tried to kill us; we survived; now let us eat!"
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Re: Passover and your 'bone

Post by samopn » Tue Apr 16, 2019 1:15 am

Actually have ever tried matzos outside of passover?

They're not really that bad and are good with peanut butter, it's just that during the festival they're not optional
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Re: Passover and your 'bone

Post by Doubler » Wed Apr 17, 2019 12:55 am

I love matzah... eight days a year!
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