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I cook hard boiled eggs with shells in meat cholent and was wondering if I could eat them during the nine days. If cooked before Rosh Chodesh Av or after - would that make a difference?

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Good question but when they were cooked doesn't seem relevant here. – Charles Koppelman Jul 20 '12 at 22:15
Charles, since his question (in part) is whether or not that makes a difference, I think it needs to be part of the answer. – Seth J Jul 20 '12 at 22:27
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Sefer HaToda'ah, authored by R' Eliyahu Ki Tov says in (part 2, page 374):

‫וכבר נתפשט המגהג שלא לאכול אפילו תבשיל שנתבשל‬ ‫בו בשר. אבל מותר לאכול תבשיל שיתבשל בקדרה של בשר.‬‏

The custom to not eat even a cooked item that has been cooked with meat has already become popular. But it is permissible to eat a cooked item that was cooked in a meat pot.

The Mishna Berura (551:63) brings this as well.

Since the issue is eating meat during the nine days, I don't think it makes a difference when the meat was prepared.

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+1, the source addresses the question directly. But Sefer Hatodaa is not exactly a halacha book.... – msh210 Jul 22 '12 at 6:12
@msh210: and there's no footnotes either, which is annoying, but that's where I read it. – Menachem Jul 22 '12 at 6:23
My edit should help. – Dov F Jul 22 '12 at 16:42
For the public good, I just added a link to Hebrewbooks.org's original Hebrew language version of Sefer HaToda'ah (The Book of Our Heritage) on Wikipedia at 18:42, 22 July 2012‎, and the new External Links section. – Adam Mosheh Jul 22 '12 at 18:46

this egg - a tavshil shel bassar (although excluded by the Shulchan aruch) is included in the 9 days prohibition by the vast majority of Ashkenazic poskim as well as several contemporary sefardic ones as well - similar to laws of meat and milk.

see this excellent comprehensive article by rabbi Y. spitz addressing this exact issue (in the postscript):


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