Saturday, January 7, 2012

Chametz Creams on Pesach


One may use a topical cream containing inedible alcohol on Pesach, assuming it was prepared before Pesach. The equation of smearing topical ointments with drinking is limited to oil, and the alcohol is inedible in this cream.

One who is in great pain, and who has no cream, may buy the cream from a non-Jew who prepares it on Pesach.

[Note: This is separate from the halachic discussion about smearing ointment on Shabbat and Yom Tov.]

(Rav Moshe Feinstein, Igrot Moshe Orach Chaim 3:62)

Have a great day,

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