[Avodah] kitniyot

Zev Sero zev at sero.name
Sat Mar 9 18:37:44 PST 2013

On 9/03/2013 4:02 PM, Ben Waxman wrote:
> On 3/8/2013 5:33 PM, Micha Berger wrote:

>>> One of the best known advocates of this lenient position was R' Yitzchak
>>> Elchanan Spektor (Be'er Yitzchak OC 11), who makes the case that "ein
>>> mevatlin issur lechatchila" does not apply to kitniyos, and thus permits an
>>> alcoholic beverage whose majority ingredient is honey, and whose
>>> minority ingredient is buckwheat .

> Therefore bourbon (minimum 51% derived from corn mash) should be OK?

You have that backwards.  If the kitniyos is the majority then how can it
be batel?  On the contrary, the other ingredients are batel to it!

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