One of the things that I missed during shiva was our annual discussion here about Pesach preparations. At least we covered the Pesach babies, and I hope readers will update as they give birth. I wrote a draft on epidurals, and perhaps I will get it out in time for some of you.
This humorous Israeli video, explains how to kasher your kitchen. Click on the link above the video to watch with English subtitles as I couldn’t embed it. What I like about it is that there are no chumras (stringencies)—it’s intended for someone secular making a kitchen kosher for Passover for the first time. They don’t buy or replace items: They kasher the oven, microwave, dishwasher, pots and glasses. It does say you can’t kasher ceramic items and must buy new. My favorite part is the meshulach (beggar) and all of the blessings that he gives to the secular guy—perfectly cast.
So using this method, can two men kasher a kitchen in two hours?
If you’re looking for more Pesach inspiration on cleaning, cooking and shopping, I’ve prepared a page with links to posts from previous years. It’ll stay in the navigation bar above until after the holiday.