3/29/2011

R. Zvi Leshem on Kitniyot

Of everything that's come out in English on kitniyot, this is the best. By best I mean the one that remains true to Ashkenazic custom while accepting certain commonsense arguments (i.e., that if the kitniyot did not come into contact with water, it's permitted; that there is room for leniency in recently discovered species, etc.). There are some other Hebrew articles that are at least as good (including R. Leshem's own original Hebrew article and the article by R. Yehuda Fris that appeared in Tehumin; a cached version of the latter article can be found at the end of this thread), but for the English-speaking world, this is about as good as it gets:

Kitniot.doc
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