The Orthodox Union’s “OU Guide to Passover” is available in both PDF and online database formats. The annual guide, with comprehensive guidance, features close to 30,000 kosher-for-Passover products, charts about ingredient substitutions, halachic times for Passover, required portion sizes at the seder, and Sefirat HaOmer. Passover will be celebrated this year from sundown on Saturday, March 27 through Sunday, April 4.
The guide also includes instructions on holiday preparation, articles on spices, and how to celebrate erev Pesach on Shabbat HaGadol (which will take place this year on March 26-27) and the impact of shemittah on the diaspora, which will affect the next two Passovers.
“The annual guide has become the benchmark resource for Jewish families as they prepare for Passover,” OU’s president, Moishe Bane, said. “OU Kosher continues to provide a wonderful and much needed community service by preparing this guide and building up the resources available to kosher consumers each year.”
“It is very rewarding for the entire staff to hear the wonderful feedback we get from kosher consumers who rely on this guide each year as they go through their holiday preparations,” Rabbi Moshe Elefant, OU Kosher’s chief operating officer, who oversaw the creation of the guide, said. “We have paid particularly close attention to digitizing the guide over the past few years to make it available on their smart devices as they shop.”
The database and 118-page PDF, accessible on computers, tablets, and mobile devices, is at oupassover.org.