| SHEHECHIYANU! There is now chocolate for Passover that's not tainted with child labor.
Rabbi Aaron Alexander, Associate Dean, Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies at the American Jewish University, gave a Rabbinic psak (ruling), that “Equal Exchange pareve chocolates (the 3 oz./80 g bars, chocolate chips and dark chocolate minis) may be purchased before Passover and consumed on Passover. These products are also vegan, soy and gluten free. For people following Conservative halacha, products must be in the house the day before Passover, prior to Bedikat Chametz.”
These products are included on the Conservative Movement Rabbinical Assembly's Approved for Passover 5776 list (PDF).
Fair Trade Judaica is excited to partner with T'ruah and Equal Exchange to bring Fair Trade Organic Kosher for Passover chocolate to you. Please place your order with Equal Exchange by Monday, April 11 to assure that it arrives before Passover.
Kosher for Passover chocolate choices include:
- Organic Ecuador Dark Chocolate Bar
- Organic Dark Chocolate with Almond Bar
- Organic Mint with a Delicate Crunch Bar
- Organic Orange Dark Chocolate Bar
- Organic Panama Extra Dark Chocolate Bar
- Organic Very Dark Chocolate Bar
- Organic Lemon Ginger with Black Pepper Chocolate Bar
- Organic Dark Chocolate Minis
- Organic Semi-sweet and Bittersweet Chocolate Chips
Thanks to Rabbi Menachem Creditor for offering this inspiring kavanah:
Every generation learns that things are more than they seem. This chocolate I hold is more than just chocolate. This is a symbol of potential freedom, a realization that foods that give me delight can be made without child labor. Joy need not be accompanied by pain or oppression. May I experience the sweet flavor of this gift as a hint of the freedom that birthed it. May the world know liberation, one person at a time, mindful act by mindful act, until all people are free.
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