Ask-The-Rav Hotline Extends Hours for Pesach

As every home gears up for Pesach, the AskTheRav hotline has announced extended operating hours, offering full service from 10 am to 10 pm for the week leading up to Yom Tov.

As every home gears up for Pesach, the AskTheRav hotline has announced extended operating hours, offering full service from 10 am to 10 pm for the week leading up to Yom Tov. This expansion aims to cater to the increased demand for guidance on matters related to Pesach preparations, ensuring individuals have access to timely assistance and clarification.

After over a year of serving the community and addressing thousands of questions, AskTheRav has firmly established itself as a reliable source for navigating halachic intricacies. With Pesach’s arrival, inquiries regarding kosher for Pesach food, observance of minhagim of Yom Tov, and other related matters become more prevalent, underlining the need for accessible support during this period.

The AskTheRav Hotline works together with, where individuals could submit their halachic questions and receive a comprehensive, referenced answer within 24 hours. The site’s archives contain an easily searchable repository of popular answered shaalos as a more accessible resource. (Due to an influx of users, the AskTheRav app is currently undergoing maintenance to better serve the community’s needs. In the meantime., the website is still functional and there for all your Pesach halacha needs. Submit all your questions at

The hotline, where callers can connect with rabbinical experts for individual halachic consultations, provides a more immediate and personal touch to the community’s need for halachic advice.
For immediate halachic guidance, contact the AskTheRav Hotline at 718-604-8000, extension 5.

Operating hours during the week before Pesach are:
* Sunday through Thursday – 10 am to 10 pm EST.
* Friday & Erev Yom Tov – 9 am to one hour before Shabbos & Yom Tov
*Motzaei Shabbos & Motzaei Yom Tov – from one hour after Shabbos & Yom Tov until 10:30 pm.
*The hotline will be operating on the night of Bedikas Chometz until 8 pm, resuming from 11pm until 1am.

Additionally, chometz can be sold through AskTheRav at
Traveling east? Make sure to sell your chometz at your destination or participate in the early sale on the same website.

As we engage in the meticulous preparations for Pesach, we can rely on the AskTheRav hotline for assistance, whether it involves clarifying halachic matters, seeking practical advice, or finding reassurance in fulfilling our Torah obligations. The extended hours offer us flexibility and accessibility, enabling us to seek guidance at our convenience as we navigate the complexities of preparing for Pesach.


The Rabbonim who answer calls year-round have generously volunteered their time and wisdom to serve the community. Now, it’s our opportunity to express our gratitude through Hakaras Hatov, recognizing their dedication and selflessness. Let’s take this chance to show appreciation for their tireless efforts and support.

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