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Chelev (the word translated as "fat" in the quoted verse) in Halacha refers to certain fats which in a sacrifice are offered on the altar and in regular meat are forbidden to be eaten, while Shuman refers to other fats which are completely permitted. A list of which fats on which body parts are in which category is something which pretty much can only be ...


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Human blood is not included in the prohibition (Shulchan Arukh YD 66:10). There is a concern when consuming any permitted blood that no one think you are consuming forbidden blood. A classic solution to this is including fish scales in a cup of fish blood (ibid. :9). It seems to me that a transfusion bag serves this purpose sufficiently. Even were one to ...


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Rabbi Kaganoff quotes the following authorities and their rulings. Minchas Yaakov Responsum #14 at end quoted in Be'er Hataiv 69:8, Pri Megadim Sifsei Daas 69:60 both say that frozen meat may only be broiled. Aruch Hashulchan Yore Deah 69:79, Yad Yehuda 69:59, Yabia Omer 2 Yore Deah 4, Yechave Da'as 6:46 say that deep freezing prevents blood from ...


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There is a Bach that discusses fresh wet bedikos vs dry ones . Noone seems to care about his concern and the apprenticeship is on dry bedikos so people are trained to recognize their halachic status in that state. At some point though the color does change and competent Rabbis will no longer pasken on them. But interestingly enough the nida blood does not ...


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Slide 28 of this presentation quotes Rabbi Avraham Fischer of the OU: Chelev refers to the outer layer of fat called suet. The prohibited chelev is the abdominal fat on the stomach, kidney, and flank. It can be peeled away like a skin. The rest of the fat which is permissible is called shuman. Chelev or Suet is used in occasional cooking (non ...


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If there's a Torah reading, give her an aliyah, and afterwards do a Mi SheBerach prayer. The usual one blesses the person "for coming up for the honor of the Torah", but add in "and for saving lives with her blood." Or if she doesn't want an aliyah, have someone else do the aliyah, and include in their Mi Sheberach a blessing for Ms. So-and-so in honor of ...


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R. Yosef Bechor Shor (Tosafist) uses this as a proof that the water only turned into blood for long enough to kill the fish, then the fish polluted the water rendering it undrinkable. He is in turn quuoted by Chizkuni, Moshav Z'keinim, Riva al Hatorah, and others.


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As observed in the comments -- egg farmers "candle" an egg by shining a bright light through it to check for blood spots. This works better with white eggs, which are more translucent than brown ones. So if you buy a dozen white eggs at the store, it's more likely they caught the blood spots at the factory and they didn't make it to the shelf. In short -- ...


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The Kitzur Shulchan Aruch in סימן לו - הלכות מליחה writes: סעיף ה': בָּשָׂר שֶׁנִּקְרַשׁ מֵחֲמַת הַקֹּר, צְרִיכִין לְהַשְׁגִּיחַ שֶׁיִּפָֹּשֵר, אֲבָל לֹא יַנִּיחוּהוּ אֵצֶל תַּנוּר שֶׁהֻסָּק. ובִשְׁעַת הַדְּחָק יְכוֹלִין לִשְׁרוֹתוֹ בְּמַיִם פּוֹשְׁרִין (סח סט ובחכמ"א). ‏ One must make sure that meat that froze because of the icy weather (this ...


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Rav Ovadiah Yosef held that the only halchic problem was uvda dechol, and stated that one must use a toothbrush set aside specifically for shabbos to deal with that problem. Others held there was an issue with Dosh/Sechitah/Melaben (squeezing bristles), Memareach (smoothing the teeth or the toothpaste), or Chovel (causing the bleeding). Regarding Dosh, ...


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With regard to using toothpaste, I believe Rav Moshe Feinstein ruled that there was a concern of memareyach (smoothing) though i think I heard that Rav Yisrael Belsky said he was misled regarding the physical reality and that this should not in fact be a concern since there is no significant residue that remains on the teeth. Additional concerns have been ...


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Honors available at a weekday morning service on a Monday or Thursday are, in order: Leading the service Opening the ark Aliyot (three available) Lifting the Torah (possibly not a good idea if she's still weak) Rolling the Torah back up Tikkun Any of these honors would work. Aliyot work well because they're most clearly "awards" and it gives you a chance ...


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The OU has an article addressing spots found in eggs. Of note, it says: Today, however, the only concerns are maris ayin or dam beitzim (a small amount of blood from a broken blood vessel in the hen, which is not forbidden). As a result, the entire egg is never assur and mei’ikar hadin removal of the blood spot would suffice ... Rav Moshe, however, ...


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Here it says About 25-30% of brown eggs, irrespective of brand, typically have what are referred to as pigment or protein spots next to the yolk or floating in the albumen. If you look very closely at white eggs, you will see that they have similar particles of protein floating around, but the hens lack the brown pigment in their system that combines ...


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The issues that might possibly make it liable to "Kares" would be blood (dam) or certain fats (cheilev). With regards to blood, not all blood carries a Kares penalty although it is all biblically prohibited. See The Prohibition Of Eating Blood Kares, is incurred for blood that issues during karbanot, piercing or decapitation, as long as there is redness ...



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