[Avodah] Lecithin in Chocolate KLP

Micha Berger micha at aishdas.org
Thu Mar 14 09:26:20 PDT 2013

On Thu, Mar 14, 2013 at 01:42:51PM +0000, Kenneth Miller wrote:
: R' Meir Rabi asked:
: > Even if lecithin is Kitniyos, it is not a majority of the
: > chocolate, it is not visible to the naked eye and it is not
: > added for the express purpose of making a KLP product?
: I do not understand what you mean by "for the express purpose of making
: a KLP product". Is the sugar or the cocoa added "for the express purpose
: of making a KLP product"?

And at 10:48:56AM EDT Zev wrote:
> The problem is that it was added deliberately....

If non-Jews make a product for reasons other than the Jewish market,
it's not attempting bitul "issur" lekhat-chilah. It's not considered

I took this to be RMR's intent... Since it's not being added for the
sake of the KLP market, and it's a mi'ut, it should be bateil.

Elite and other Israeli brands, though, aren't necessarily subject to
this line of reasoning.

I do not know what the din would be if a non-Jew was making the product
for Jews, but not for Pesach.

Tir'u baTov!

Micha Berger             One doesn't learn mussar to be a tzaddik,
micha at aishdas.org        but to become a tzaddik.
http://www.aishdas.org                         - Rav Yisrael Salanter
Fax: (270) 514-1507

More information about the Avodah mailing list