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Per Halachafortoday.com Q: In reference to today’s question about baal tashchis vs. achilas gasa- I always have a similar question, how can one throw out food that became unusable due to kabalistic reasons (a peeled onion, food under a bed that someone slept on, a drink left uncovered over night) does the kabbalistic reason overrule baal tashchis ...


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Shulchan Aruch 202:16 reads: On dried pepper and ginger… and anything that, like them, is not eaten except in a mixture, one says no b'racha at all. However, this seems not to be quite as broad in practice as it sounds. Mishna B'rura :79, for example, notes that the no-b'racha on dried pepper and ginger is because "there's no pleasure from them ...


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I did not find any sources which explicitly address this (which is itself somewhat telling), but we could try to construct a picture based on the cases that are discussed. There are two parts to the question, as with all discussions of hefsek. 1 - Is this something you are allowed to do? 2 - Is this something that, if I have done it, will cause me to need ...


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Explicit Mishna in מסכת טהרות (Ch.2 Mishna 2 and onwards) and codified by the Rambam in הלכות שאר אבות הטומאות פרק יא יב [י] האוכל רביעי שבקודש, אסור לו לאכול את הקודש; ומותר ליגע בקודש, ואינו פוסלו. אפילו תבשיל שנתערב בו הקודש, ואין בו כזית בכדי אכילת פרס--הרי זה לא ייאכל ברביעי של קודש אלא בחמישי, שהוא טהור כמו שביארנו.‏ יג [יא] האוכל שלישי ...


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As a general idea the Mishna Brurah writes that the idea of fasts is to bring one to do tshuva not to just fast and go on like a regular day,it is like taking the tafel instead of the ikar. If a mother needs to nurse then she should eat what she needs. If one is allowed to eat it means just that but to eat fancy things or sweets that are not necessary does ...



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