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A person's beracha rishona and beracha acharona are not always connected, in terms of one ending with the other. You can have situations, according to some Rishonim (Tosefos and Rosh in Arvei Pesachim, cited by Rama O.C. 178:2) where a person needs to make a new beracha rishona even though he has not made a beracha acharona, as in the case of leaving and ...


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From Halachically Speaking by Rabbi Moishe Dovid Lebovits The Rama says that the minhag is to have separate salt utensils for meat and for dairy. The reason is that some food particles remain when the food is dipped into the salt, and one may inadvertently mix milk and meat.The poskim say that this halacha applied in the times when salt was ...


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The source for this is a Gemara in Berachos, 39a: אמר רב פפא פשיטא לי מיא דסלקא כסלקא ומיא דלפתא כלפתא ומיא דכולהו שלקי ככולהו שלקי Rav Pappa said "It is evident that beet-liquid is like a beet, radish liquid is like a radish, and liquid of all boiled (produce) is like the produce" There are several interpretations of the Rishonim as to the reason ...


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What you describe is documented in the Kitzur Shulchan Aruch in סימן נג - דין רטב ומשקה של פרות וירקות: סעיף ב': פֵּרוֹת שֶׁאֵין דַּרְכָּן לְבִשּׁוּל אֶלָּא לְאָכְלָן חַיִּין, אִם בִּשְּׁלָן, מְבָרֵךְ עַל הָרֹטֶב שֶׁהַכֹּל. אֲבָל פֵּרוֹת שֶׁדַּרְכָּן לְיַבְּשָׁן וּלְבַשְּׁלָן וְהֵן שְׁכִיחִים לָרֹב וְנָטְעֵי לְהוּ אַדַּעְתָּא דְּהָכִי, אִם בִּשְּׁלָן ...


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The tongue has no inherent holiness. The Kohein may sell it or even give it as a gift to whomever he wants (even a non-Jew). (ShA YD 61:13)


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I think the Magen Avraham understands that one is permitted to make a interruption to facilitate the beginning of the meal. So just like the leader can't start eating until he has clarified if his animals have eaten yet and the lack of that knowledge prevents him from starting to eat, so to the Magen Avram allows you to request that food be served to a ...


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Grain products need "tzuras hapas" to qualify for the takanah of pas yisrael Cereal doesn't have "tzuras hapas" - it doesn't look like a baked food (like bread, pretzels, or bagels.) Likewise, most poskim write that Bran Flakes do not have tzuras hapas; the same would apply to Cheerios. The Source of the above quote also quotes Rashi on Menachot 75b ...


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The reason "Daver Shalem" gets priority can be for one of two reasons 1) The food item was created that way ("ברייה") an example could be a apple or even a grape. 2) That by taking the "Daver Shalem" before the other item you are beautifying the mitzvah of making a bracha (Hidur Mitzvah) Thus if you had a large slice of bread and a small roll you would ...


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If it is the assumption, at the time you make the bracha rishona, that you are going to keep eating, then that original bracha rishona is still valid (provided you haven't had a hesech ha'daat [halachik distracted attention] in the interim, e.g. by leaving the house - shinui makom). See e.g. https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/hilchos-brachos/y4tjLoBP0v8 ...


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There is a trick that you can do on Yom Tov whereby you can take a broken piece of matzah, and burn the broken edge, rendering the piece whole for the purpose of lechem mishna. Since the fry is surrounded on all sides by crust, I would say that it would be whole just like the formerly broken matzah.


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I can find no foods that are particularly appropriate for the holiday. In all the descriptions of the day, see for example here there is no mention of special foods (remarkably for a Jewish festival). Tu B'Av certainly has links to marriage and matchmaking which explains the reference to wedding cake above. The nights begin to get longer from Tu B'Av ...


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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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Yes. You can even put it in a cli rishon that's off the fire. שקדיות מרק ... הנמכרות כשהן מוכנות לאכילה, מותר לתת אפילו בכלי ראשון, אם אינו עומד על גבי האש... Soup mandels ... that are sold ready to eat, it is permissible to place them even in a cli rishon, if it is not on the fire. (Translation mine) Source: Shmirat Shabbat C'Hilchata, 1:61


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Part one of your question seems to me that it should be case by case, depending on what the hotel intended. You would have to find that out in a reliable way. Part two - I asked a dayan in Lakewood about if I can rely on the "psak" of the sales reps if I ask about return policies, namely if someone buys a camera, uses it for their big simcha, then uploads ...


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Many years ago, a group of us were in a summer camp for a convention. A chattan who got lost trying to find the camp he was supposed to go to, abandoned his car on the road b/c Shabbat was approaching, and walked up the hill to the first camp he found, which was ours. Lucky, someone was there as it was technically after the normal camp season, and we had ...



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