When You Store a Product from Last Pesach

8 Nissan 5774
April 8, 2014
I know that at a number of shiurim I attended from Rabbi Moshe Vaye Shlita, he warns of infestation when one wishes to store kosher for Pesach spices from one year to the next. Some people are not concerned, but the rabbinical experts say they should be.

Well here is a photo of a box of matza meal that was put away last year. The bug holes speak for themselves. I think this shows that even though we may not always see them, the bugs are out there doing their thing and this compels us to act accordingly.

Remember, the prohibition of eating bugs chas v’sholom is Biblical, not just Rabbinical and the latter would be bad enough!



  • Tsvi Rogin
    April 9, 2014 - 07:11 | Permalink

    This box is full of bug holes. That does not mean that something can’t be properly stored.

  • MP
    April 9, 2014 - 22:47 | Permalink

    I echo @TsviRogin’s thoughts and advise proper storage containers (e.g. freezer bag inside another freezer bag) for all items which can be kept from year to year but which one should protect.

  • Tsvi Rogin
    April 11, 2014 - 10:45 | Permalink

    many items, such as potato starch are only needed on Pesach. Other items, the Pesach version is more expensive. Careful storage is needed for year round things too. When you unpack the items, examine them for bugs.

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