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Many shuls will be able to set up arrangements to give you names of people to send Mishloach manos to (or to exchange with). While it is late, you can call your LOR for help. If you know of any Jews in your area, then just give them two (kosher) foodsa of different brachos. If there is a shul within reach, then just bring asomething to give out to anyone who ...


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Here you have some answers to your question [in Hebrew]: http://www.yeshiva.org.il/ask/?id=60773 http://shut.moreshet.co.il/shut2.asp?id=60868


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Yes, it is totally permissible no matter how you do it. The relevant concern here is that it's prohibited to "knead" by mixing flour with water to make dough. (That's why making a mush like baby cereal is a bit tricky; it's supposed to be made far thinner than bread dough, and made differently as well.) Corn-flakes-in-milk doesn't look anything like a bread ...


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Yes. There's no reason to prohibit that I can think of; a glance at a laws-of-Shabas book reveals no prohibition; and the common practice (in my own limited experience) is to allow it.


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from Dose of Halacha: The Shulchan Aruch (YD 117:1) writes that one mustn’t do business with any food which is forbidden to eat mideoraisa. The Rema and Beis Yosef (YD 117) write that one mustn’t, therefore, buy such food for one’s non-Jewish workers as one stands to benefit from giving such gifts (See Kaf Hachaim YD 117:28). The Taz (YD 117:2), ...


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The Tur gives the explanation of why grains get a mezonos: Tur O.C. 208: וה' מיני דגן שהן חטים ושעורין וכוסמין ושבולת שועל ושיפון שהן גם כן חשובים שנשתבחה בהן ארץ ישראל שכוסמין הן מין חטים ושבולת שועל ושיפון הן מיני שעורים ועוד יש להם מעלה כי עליהם יחיה האדם ואם עשה מהם פת מברך עליהם המוציא הלכך אפילו לא עשה מהן פת אלא תבשיל כגון מעשה קדרה ודייסא ואפי' ...


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The five grains only get a special bracha rishona (mezonos/hamotzi) when they are processed, like when they're baked. Unprocessed wheat gets a ha'adama. (see, e.g., Shulchan Aruch OC 211:5) Therefore, I think that your comparison to the 7 Minim is not a good comparison; because even though they are special like wheat is (wheat is also one of the 7 Minim), ...


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The Mishna Berurah writes (ס' רמא) that when in Yeshaya it says "Shabbos Shabbaton Mikra Kodesh..." that Chazal understand this to mean that one must honor and enjoy shabbos. One honors Shabbos through clean clothes and enjoys Shabbos through eating and drinking nice foods. The M"B continues to say that the typical food which one enjoys is meat and wine, ...


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There are several basic views as to the size of a kzayis: 1) The most commonly accepted view in the modern works on hilchos brachos (V'zos Habracha, The Halachos of Kzayis by Rabbi Bodner, and others) is that of the Mishna Berura and many other Acharonim. They hold that a Kzayis is either 1/2 (or 1/3) of the volume of the average egg. That is about 1 fluid ...


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It seems that only foods that were considered 'luxurious' in their time were forbidden. Writing about adding milk and sugar and coffee, Dose of Halacha writes: R’ Shlomo Zalman Auerbach (Halichos Shlomo p8) and R’ Ovadia Yosef (Yabia Omer 4:11) however, allow milk and sugar, as these are no longer considered such luxuries (See Aruch Hashulchan 89:23) ...


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I believe the answer is: Mezonos because the crust is not insignificant and is chameshes minei dagan. http://revach.net/lists/index.php?bera=1&search=Chicken%20%20Pie&id=151



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