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We learn in Shulchan Aruch Orach Chaim 328:33 סימן שכח - דין חולה בשבת: לג גּוֹנֵחַ, מֻתָּר לִינֹק חָלָב מֵהַבְּהֵמָה, דְּבִמְקוֹם צַעְרָא לֹא גָּזְרוּ רַבָּנָן. וְיֵשׁ אוֹמְרִים שֶׁאִם אֵין לוֹ אֶלָּא צַעַר שֶׁל רָעָב, אָסוּר לִינֹק מֵהַבְּהֵמָה בְּשַׁבָּת ‏ Somebody with [some kind of] heart issues may suckle directly from an animal on Shabbat ...


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Welcome to Mi Yodeya! In answer to your first question, the Ramban on that verse asks your question - that is a lot of bread! He suggests that Avraham knew they were angels (which is consistantly the opinion of the Ramban) and the massive bread serving was a type of "gift" to Heaven. In answer to your second question, he stood by them to be ready to get ...


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The Otzar Beit Din is when the Beit Din pays the farmer to collect their produce for the community. The farmer is then a shaliach, and you are not buying the fruit. You're paying him for his effort. Then, when the consumer buys it, he is paying back the Beit Din, again, not buying the fruit. Otzar Beit Din, however, still has kedushat shvi'it, so it cannot ...


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Nitei Gavriel Yom Kippur 16:9 says the Minhag is to eat round Challas dipped in honey. 16:10:15 brings in the name of the Magen Avraham 608:7 to eat fish and fowl. (some eat the Kapara chicken at this meal). In the name of Rabbi Shalom Ber of Lubavitch Zatzal, not to eat salt. Also to eat Kreplach (meat dumplings). 16:14 Not to eat things that increase ...


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I asked the Star K about it. Only the powder is certified, not the oil blend that comes with it. This is why they can't put a Star K symbol on the box.


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From my experience as a kosher Chef. This is quite an endeavour but not impossible. One lambs head will not provide much meat but enough for all to taste. Here is one with usage of Moroccan spices/ Sephardic flavours which go nicely with lamb and garnished with glazed apples appropriate for the holiday. For the head; 1 whole lambs head brain removed.( note ...


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To answer your first question, in the Torah journal הבאר here R. Tzorofsky quotes the explanation of the Rav from Ostrovtsi: Why did Avrohom tell Sarah to make three seah of flour, a very large amount? Even more difficult to explain is the opinion of the Midrash that there was a total of nine seah! But the Ramban discusses this and suggests that the adult ...


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Shulchan Aruch O.C. 212:1 כל שהוא עיקר ועמו טפילה (פירוש דבר בלתי נחשב) מברך על העיקר ופוטר את הטפילה בין מברכה שלפניה בין מברכה שלאחריה Anything which is primary and has a secondary with it, make the blessing on the primary and exempt the secondary, both in the blessing before and after. This applies to a food no matter how "special" it is, as ...


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There seems to be no known source for feeding the fish at Tashlich. As already noted, those who mention it then to be opposed to it. But the fact is that it is mentioned - and its origins seem to be almost as old as the Minhag of Tashlich. Regarding feeding the fish at Tashlich we could learn from the Aruch HaShulchan's opinion regarding feeding the birds ...


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In the seffer haminhagim of the Maharil, the source of tashlich quoted in the Ramma end of siman 583, he mentions in hilchos Rosh Hashana ois 9 when going to tashlich on Rosh Hashana to be carefull not to take food along so as not to feed the fish, which people would do for fun while they were there. It has been proposed that this seemingly innocent act of ...


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Refer to the Mishnah in Pesachim 115a. According to one reading, it states that "On all other nights we are not REQUIRED to dip even once". This was the original text of that question, since, indeed, dipping was common during the time of the Gemarah. Years later (I don't know when), when dipping was not common, the text of this question changed.


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Raw, unsalted meat is completely kosher. Just rinse and eat. Shulchan Aruch Yoreh Deah siman 67 siff 2. EDIT. The Shach in siman 76 s.k. 2 also point out that unsalted roasted meat even if only rare is also permitted to eat. The point of my original answer was to dispel any misconceptions about blood, but this edit will answer the assumed question more ...


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Many Rabbanim don't like the idea of 'Mezonos bread' calling it a contradiction in terms. See http://doseofhalacha.blogspot.co.uk/2013/11/mezonos-bread.html Many quote the Da’as Torah (168:7) as allowing one to recite mezonos (and not having to wash and bentsch) even if one can’t taste the juice, providing that the main ingredient is juice, etc. R’ ...


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The gemara in Shabbos says (140b) בל תשחית דגופא עדיף Damaging (lit. בל תשחית [lit. destruction]) of one's body is more important [than בל תשחית of food] (translation mine) Seems pretty simple that if overeating is harmful to a person's body (which it is), it should be avoided even at the cost of wasting food.


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The only juicy fruit that is charif is a lemon, see Shulchan Aruch Yoreh Deah siman 96 siff 4 & Shach about lemonade from nonjews. There is also in the same siman siff 2 Peiros Chamutzim, fruits preserved in vinegar, like borscht. Perhaps that is what you are reffering to? In general a davar charif loses that status when mixed with other ingredients, ...


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I will have to wait until tonight to cite my sources, but: 1) When one makes a bracha on some food, it is assumed to cover all foods with the same bracha that are on the table. 2) Same as 1 3) If you are eating at someone else's house, a bracha is assumed to cover all food of that bracha that is brought out. This is because a guest doesn't know what food ...


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The Abudraham in his explination of the haggada says that the question is that the rest of the year we do not eat vegetables before the main meal. In other words, the "dipping" here means eating. Perhaps a more straight forward answer is that the dipping that Rashi refers to is bread in food. Here we are dipping a vegetable in something.


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Some Ashkenazim have the custom to eat Kreplach.


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Qitzur Shulhhan Arukh, Yalqut Yosef (Orahh Hayim 604:3) states: לכתחלה צריך לקבוע בערב יום הכפורים לפחות סעודה אחת על הפת, לקיים בזה מצות אכילה בערב יום הכפורים Ideally, one should have at least one bread-based meal on 'Erev Yom HaKippurim


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Kreplach in soup. They are dough stuffed with meat for those who don't know. Not sure why it is eaten though, but I've heard this practice from enough people to call it a custom.


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Rabbi Binyomin Gruber* told me personally that it is better to throw out food than to overeat. * Best reference to know who he is that I could find, if someone has a better one, please share


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It is on the flavouring. According to the famous Birkas Hashem (maamarim 1, quoted by the responsum on the topic - see below), there wouldn't be a need for a Bracha on flavourless gum. People don't typicaly chew such gum today, choosing only flavoured gums. http://doseofhalacha.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/kosher-gum.html While there are poskim (Birkas ...



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