April 18, 2011 1:07 pm at 1:07 pm #596394Shticky GuyParticipant
Does anybody know the real reason behind this minhag? Is it really just to gather up any chometz found during the bedika, or to help the fire burn by biur chometz? Or are there other reasons?April 18, 2011 2:45 pm at 2:45 pm #937778bombmaniacParticipant
its so that when you get those bedikas chometz kits from beis shraga or wherever and you dont use the spoon for teh bedike…you have a lovely new wooden spoon for pesach 🙂April 18, 2011 4:45 pm at 4:45 pm #937779klachMember
i heard b’sheim r’ Moshe heinaman Shlit”a that in Europe, people used a wooden spoon to stir hot foods bec the handle didn’t heat up like a metal utensil would. Naturally, as the year went on, the spoon developed cracks in it, which was a perfect fortress for renegade bits of glatt chometz. Therefore, the spoon would have to be destroyed before pesach, so the bedikah kit manufacturers sent a new wooden spoon to replace the old one getting sacrificed as a korban olah.April 18, 2011 5:30 pm at 5:30 pm #937780Patur Aval AssurParticipant
klach: It’s funny, i just heard the exact same thing. Maybe we heard it from the same person?April 18, 2011 5:32 pm at 5:32 pm #937781klachMember
Patur: i heard it from my brother who is in ner yisroelApril 18, 2011 6:12 pm at 6:12 pm #937782Patur Aval AssurParticipant
But think you might be misquoting him a little. Because I highly doubt that there was such a thing as a bedikas chometz kit in Europe. What he probably meant is that they give out wooden spoons as a zecher to those in Europe who would get new wooden spoons evey pesach.April 21, 2011 2:09 am at 2:09 am #937783cherrybimParticipant
And the feather is for your hat. “There’s a Sucker Born Every Minute”March 28, 2012 11:27 am at 11:27 am #937784Shticky GuyParticipant
Does anybody know of any more reasons?March 28, 2012 1:41 pm at 1:41 pm #937785ItcheSrulikMember
The source is an inyan that the we use these kits to have the four orders of being involved ????, ????, ??, ????. The spoon comes from Tzomeach, the feather comes from Chai, the domem is the father who knows not to be mafsik, and the medaber is represented by his kids who most definitely do not.March 29, 2012 5:34 am at 5:34 am #937786proudbyerMember
Maybe because thats what was available in Europe? My grandparents used to tell me, they only did 3 things to get ready for peseach(unlike the thousands these days)! 1. undo hem of tablecloth, wash and resew 2. get out the pot and kasher the dishes 3. get new broom!!!!!!!!!!!!!! They didnt have much, but was easier then having all these gashmius things!!!March 18, 2013 4:00 am at 4:00 am #937787147Participant
The reason they send around wooden spoons is to remind us of a very little known Halocho, that just as metal can be Kashered thru Hag’olo, kikewise wood & marble can also be Kashered thru Hag’olo.
From a practical aspect, a wooden spoon is useless to pick up a crumb, a feather being more effective, if really bent on not utilizng one’s fingers.
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