Corn, Rice, Beans on Passover? -- new ruling from Committee on Jewish Laws and Standards
This is the note I sent to my congregation.... As we approach Passover, I wanted to offer a few thoughts about an opinion published by Conservative Judaism's Committee on Jewish Laws and Standards that you might have seen earlier this year. It has gotten a fair amount of news coverage (see, for example, http://www.jta.org/2016/04/12/ life-religion/rabbis-expand- the-passover-menu-but-will- conservative-jews-bite ). Our rabbinic intern, Philip Gibbs, who is the secretary of the Committee on Jewish Laws and Standards, taught about this opinion this past shabbat. Here is my summary of the issue.