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In Melbourne Shabbat begins Fri 3 Apr 2020 06:52 PM and ends Sat 4 Apr 2020 07:50 PM

ASK Questions about Pesach

כ"ד אדר ב' ה' אלפים תשס"ח

The Council of Orthodox Synagogues of Victoria (COSV) announces an ASK-THE-RABBI-ABOUT-PESACH evening for the whole community.

When: Sunday 6th April 2007 at 8:00PM

Where: Caulfield Shule Hall


Rabbi Philip Heilbrunn, Rabbi of St Kilda Hebrew Congregation
Rabbi Dovid Rubinfeld, Rabbi of Melbourne Hebrew Congregation
Rabbi Yaakov Sprung, Mara D'Atra of Mizrachi
Dayan Tzvi Hirsch Telsner, Dayan of the Yeshivah Centre

The panel of Rabbanim will
speak about aspects of Pesach and answer your questions

Bookings are essential, so book your places early. click on Book places at COSV ask the Rabbi to reserve places. The 10.00 cover charge will be given to charity.

Resource kit:

  • See to the RIGHT => of this page to get an indication of the kinds of questions the Rabbanim will deal with.
  • Add your own question for the panel by typing it into the space provided, the white box toward the top right of the page. After you have typed in your question click on "Post Comment".
  • Download A full Guided Haggadah for beginners compliments of National Jewish Outreach Program in USA.


Ask your question by typing it in to the right => and above, in the box which says "Your comment". You can see other people's questions by scrolling down. You do NOT have to leave a name, but if you do, it would be appreciated.

If you have a question which you don't wish to ask publicly, send it in an email to questions@cosv.org.au and the COSV will refer it to suitably qualified people to answer.


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My daughter is studying Art at school (Year 11) and i was wondering whether paint is chometz (acrylic) and if it isn't , is she allowed to paint during Chol Moed?

Posted by Devorah Neubauer on 2008-03-31 09:44:20 GMT

Can I feed childern under 6 years old matzah on the Shabbat before Passover?

Posted by Josh and Eve on 2008-03-27 20:39:09 GMT

I would like to be able to sell (second-hand chametzdike) pots and pans at my stall in Victoria market on Tuesday Chol Hamoed. Is this permitted?

Posted on 2008-03-25 20:38:48 GMT

Why is there price gouging for Pesach? Particularly, why does the price of chicken go up just before Pesach when there is only one source of chicken?

Posted on 2008-03-16 03:29:41 GMT

What constituted kitniyos? We know that rice, corn and peas are kitniyos. What about pumpkin, coriander, canola & sunflower?

Posted on 2008-03-16 03:28:13 GMT

If we don't eat chametz all of Shabbat, by using kneidlach or something similar for our 2-3 meals, are we in any way transgressing "Bal Tosiph" for the extra day that we abstain from Chametz?

Posted by Ralph Zwier on 2008-03-16 00:33:13 GMT

My family and I don't eat meat, as is the case for our guests. Do we really need a shankbone on our seder plate? (We do eat fish)

Posted on 2008-03-16 00:24:52 GMT

How do I cope best with 20 plus people and 7 children under 5?

Posted by LL on 2008-03-14 00:12:44 GMT

I am travelling on Chol Hamoed Pesach. What is the situation with chilled water on an aircraft? May I drink it?

Posted by MT on 2008-03-03 08:43:44 GMT

Once I have done my bedikat Chametz on Thursday night am I allowed to introduce more chametz into my posession. Eg can I buy an extra challah on Friday for Shabbat?

Posted by Ralph Zwier on 2008-03-03 08:41:35 GMT

Do I eat Pesachdik or Chomets-dik on the Shabbat before Pesach?

Posted by IH on 2008-03-03 08:39:15 GMT

How do I make my Seder more interesting for my guests and my family?

Posted by TM on 2008-03-03 08:36:40 GMT