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My rav cited the book "The Kosher Kitchen" (will edit in more details in a few days...) It depends on the purpose of the soaking. If it is just to soften the bulgur, there is no problem, as the prohibition (melacha) of soaking applies just to clothes. If the purpose is to cause the dirt, stones, or other grinds to float to the top, then there is a problem ...


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Gnocchi will never be eaten alone, there will always be a lot of cheese and spices and those are very important ingredients, I would go with shehakol


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R' Tzvi Pesach Frank (Har Tz'vi OC ยง106) would seem to hold that you should make another ha'eitz. The reason is that you intended that a different b'racha would be needed to cover the mango and that your original ha'eitz wouldn't cover it.1 R' Ben Tzion Abba Shaul (Or L'Tziyon 14:15) is less certain (he brings arguments each way), and he concludes that one ...


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First. This topic is a bit complex. Here are some relevant parameters: Owner or invited for food? An invited person does not blessing two times even if the fruits were not in front of him (summarized from Bet Yosef OC 179, paragraph 5). Was the food in the house or not? If this food is a gift that comes suddenly from an other house, even invited persons ...


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Regarding a veg. or fruit smoothie that's not using grapes or one of the other 7 species of fruits, from the Brachot site: Q43) What bracha does one make on a fruit or veggie smoothie / protein shake? We drink a lot of shakes. Generally the ingredients go as follows: Always present in every shake: Soy milk or Almond milk, Banana, plant-based ...


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The Bracha Al Haadama is cited in tosfot Brachot in name of the machzor of Rabenu Tam (an annotation written by Rabbenu tam in his Machzor), Tosfot said also that Rabenu Tam further reversed his position. The bracha was a birkat Me'en shalosh (as al hamichia or al haets or al hagefen for 7 species of fruits for which torah praised the country of Israel) but ...


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The OU and cRc have the policy that bagged, washed iceberg lettuce is almost never a bug issue. Therefore, a bagged iceberg (or iceberg/cabbage/carrot) mix with a hechsher needs no further checking. (Iceberg forms a very tight head, which is harder for bugs to penetrate. As the OU's Rabbi Genack said, "why do people prefer romaine lettuce? Brighter color, ...


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Here are some elements of reasoning about your question: It would seem strange that I can force you to remain hungry and thereby coerce you into buying from me (but you are not forced to put in the theater). If the theater was an individual's house we would say this is preposterous (condition for entry). The right of way in a theater for a ticket holder ...



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