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i had originally accepted an answer stating to prepare this non Kosher dogfood in a separate area away from the area that i prepare my food. After consulting with my local Sephardi Rav, he said that these are the issues to be concerned with: If the dogfood is never cooked, and always remained cold, then it is unlikely it will absorb into anything. Heat is ...


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Yes. this is something that is said in the gemara in order to protect one from dogs. As an example Rav David Silverberg The Gemara in Masekhet Berakhot (56b) comments that if a person dreams about a dog, upon awakening he should immediately recite this verse from Sefer Shemot that speaks of the dogs’ silence on the night of Yetzi’at Mitzrayim. ...


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Bereishis Rabbah (55:8-9) describes how Avraham, who had exerted so much effort into doing the will of Hashem to offer Yitzchak as a karban, felt bad that he wouldn't be able to do so. Thus, when he saw a ram that just happened to be sitting there, he grabbed the opportunity to "make up" for it, and he shechted it in place of Yitzchak. The Midrash describes ...


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Yes it is possible following some rules. To make is allowed, and to buy when you are sure that the provenance has nothing to do with worship. But if the provenance is from idolatry, obviously it is prohibited (E.g. old statues which was for worship). Regarding artwork,see Shulchan Aruch Yore Dea 141, 4 for prohibited things. Forms of animals are allowed, ...


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Rav Yaakov Emden wrote a commentary to Perek Shira entitled Zimrat Ha’arets, which is found in his Siddur.


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This edition of Miqra'ot Gedolot lists the following commentaries: RaSh"I says "per [each creature's] (lit. his) livelihood" Ibn 'Ezra says "what will suffice for [each creature] (lit. him)" Meẓudat David says "according to [each creature's] (lit. his) will and desires"


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Yes, the major commentator Radak says this includes animals. Not well-being, though, as you ask, but just food.



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