Marijuana Kosher for Passover

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This from the Times of Israel: “Rabbi Chaim Kanievsky, widely considered the leading living ultra-Orthodox halachic authority, ruled that marijuana is kosher for Passover and can be either eaten or smoked over the eight-day Jewish festival, during which strict dietary laws apply.”

The marijuana was then blessed with this traditional blessing:

בָּרוּךְ אַתָּה יְיָ, אֱלֹהֵֽינוּ מֶֽלֶךְ הָעוֹלָם, בּוֹרֵא מִינֵי בְשָׂמִים.

 Baruch atah, Adonai, Elohaynu melech ha’olam, boray minay vesamim.

Blessed are You, God, our Lord, King of the universe, Creator of the different spices.

If you listen with the right intention, it almost sounds like the letter “bet” dropped out of the last word, which would have rendered the blessing one that blesses God, creator of different drugs.

About zjb

Zachary Braiterman is Professor of Religion in the Department of Religion at Syracuse University. His specialization is modern Jewish thought and philosophical aesthetics.
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3 Responses to Marijuana Kosher for Passover

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  2. labman57 says:

    Don’t forget to leave a spare joint on the seder table for Elijah.

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