New York - Rabbis at Manhattan's B'nai Jeshurun are slugging out conflicting theories about this year's vital Jewish poser, Is Pot Kosher For Passover?
The eight-day holiday begins at sundown Friday just as West Manhattan's Ashkenazi faithful demand to know if, by dint of eschewing kitniyot (legumes) during the holiday week, are they also barred from smoking the odd spliff?
Purely for medicinal purposes, of course.
Rabbi Moshe at the 257 W 88th St/270 W 89th St synagogue, founded back in 1825, remains convinced that marijuana 'is not a legume' - something that's stated clearly in the tenets of the German and Polish minhag rite.
"So long as it isn't being devoured like a plate of kidney beans it's kosher," Moshe states.
His co-worker at the synagogue Rabbi Saul is not so sure and cites the eating of some decidedly non-kosher ingredients contained in a batch of imported Colorado Springs Passover Hash Brownies.
"Doesn't mean you can't smoke the pot inside it," Moshe remonstrates.
"Fancy a hit of gak from my Passover Holiday Bong?"