Friday, April 02, 2004

Kosher Cosmetics

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Shaindee Cosmetics

Passover, or Pesach, begins on April 6, and Jewish homes are cleaned to remove leavened bread products. Some cosmetics may contain wheat or oat products and, according to some interpretations of the Torah, have to removed. To meet those requirements, esthetician Shaindy Kalman has developed Shaindee Cosmetics, a kosher-for-Passover which comprises two lines: Long-Lasting Everyday Cosmetics for application before the Shabbat (Sabbath) and Yom Tov (festive holidays), and another line of powder-based Shabbat Cosmetics for application during Shabbat and Yom Tov, according to specific halachic guidelines (Halacha pertains to "Talmudic literature that deals with law and with the interpretation of the laws on the Hebrew Scriptures")

The Style Page, of course, should not be taken as an authoritative source on Jewish traditions; however, it would like to note that another interpretation suggests that cosmetics are not intended for eating, and therefore, do not have to be removed from the home.