Sephardi Passover Guides (2015)

Sephardic Guides to Passover
Last week, I shared information about products that don’t require a special Passover hechsher — both food items and non-food items.

This week, I wanted to round out this series with some links to the Sephardic Passover Guides. My Sephardi friends are so fortunate, as not only don’t the 18 food items I listed last week not require a special “P” hechsher, but so do a whole bunch of other products.

And of course, there are kitniyot. *Sigh*

Here is a link to The Laws of Passover (Sephardic) from the West Coast Rabbinical Court of Beverly Hills ( Rabbi Gabriel Cohen Rav”D).

Permissible products without a P include almond milk, Hershey’s chocolate bars and cans of plain crushed tomatoes!

And here is a link to the Recommended Passover Product List For Sephardic Communities, put out by the J.S.O.R. (Jersey Shore Orthodox Rabbinate). The JSOR is for the Syrian community, and tends to be a bit more strict on several things (for example – Hershey’s bars aren’t permitted!).

Both links are PDF files, so you will need Adobe Reader to download, view and print them. (Adobe Reader is free to install.)

Thanks to my friend, David, for sharing these on Facebook!

18 Foods That Don’t Require a Special Passover Hechsher

18 Food Items that Don't Need Special Passover Certification

43 Non-Food Items That Don’t Require a Special Passover Hechsher

43 Non-Food Items That Don't Need Passover Certification


  1. The Jsor site doesn’t seem to be working?
    Love this article! So few resources for Sephardic people on Pesach!

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