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Halacha - Chametz vs. Seor
Submitted by anonymous  Answered by Rav Peretz Moncharsh
Question: I would be grateful if you could resolve a dispute as to the difference between Chametz and Seor, preferably in modern terms.
Answer:

Chometz is any product containing fermented grain from the 5 species (wheat, oat, barley, rye, spelt).

Seor is not prevalent today, but is often translated as sourdough. Before the days of commercial, packaged yeast people would leave a quantity of dough to super-ferment and use a small piece of this dough as the starter culture for each new batch of baked goods. This barely edible medium for the yeast is called seor.

posted:2010-06-08 12:16:13


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