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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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Form kashrut.com (Footnotes in that article point to other references:) All meat and poultry and their derivatives, even if no meat or poultry is actually visible, e.g., chicken soup, are included. Pareve dishes cooked in a utensil used for meat are permitted. [If a small piece of meat accidentally fell into a pareve dish and its taste will not be ...


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It's forbidden to mention the names of foreign deities as it states in Shemoth 23:13 וְשֵׁם אֱלֹהִים אֲחֵרִים לֹא תַזְכִּירוּ, לֹא יִשָּׁמַע עַל-פִּיךָ So mentioning Jesus or Christ is definitely forbidden. I'd venture to say that even mentioning "Lord" and "father" would be forbidden as these prayers do not refer to Hashem but to J.C. and/or ...


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The Gemara in Berachos 14a says: תניא נמי הכי מטעמת אינה טעונה ברכה והשרוי בתענית טועם ואין בכך כלום עד כמה ר' אמי ור' אסי טעמי עד שיעור רביעתא Thus it was taught: One who tastes does not need a blessing, and someone engaged in a fast may taste without issue. How much? R' Ami and R' Assi tasted up to a Revi'is. There is a dispute among the ...


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Beis Yosef to Tur O.C. 170 s.v. לא יאכל לא יאחוז פרוסה כביצה בידו בפעם אחת והעושה כן הרי זה רעבתן ומשמע מלשון הברייתא שאם אוחז פרוסה כביצה אע״פ שאינו אוכל אלא קצת ממנו נקרא רעבתן Do not hold a piece the size of a beitza in your hand at one time, and one who does so is a glutton. And the implication of the Baraisa is that if he holds it, ...


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It would seem to be that the example of the mechaber is only in regards to thing that facilitate the eating of the food, IE. One cannot eat before he feeds his animals or to pass the food (Mesechtas Berochos 40a. The Gemorah in Mesechtas Gittin 62 says it is forbidden to “taste.”) Although you point out correctly that an interruption which is not specific to ...


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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 per the Beanitos website, Beanitos are made by making a dough out of cooked beans and whole grain rice. Whole grain rice is a topic of discussion if it is mezonos or ha'adama, but I was told that the first ingredient is beans, and rice does not have the halacha of "kol she'yesh bo" (the halacha that even a minority of mezonos takes precedence) which ...


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FWIW, in Eretz Yisroel, there are vacuum packed bags of grains under Badatz supervision. They tend to be slightly more expensive but are "נקי מחשש תולעים". I saw some in stores near the Mir (in the Beit Yisrael neighborhood of Jerusalem), and would guess they're widely available in chareidi neighborhoods. If your concern is to prevent bugs being born in ...


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It really depends. Was the dish cooked before? If it was, and is a dry food, or is a liquidy food and is still warm (This is the Rema's opinion, the Mechaber requires it to be yad soledes), there is no problem of cooking on a biblical level. If it's a cool liquid, there may be a biblical prohibition (See chazon ish who assumes that Rema concedes that this ...


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When the pot is taken off the fire, it is still a kli rishon. The soup ladel is a kli sheni and the bowl a kli shlishi. However: If the soup ladel gets as hot as the soup it may be a kli rishon as well. Not everybody holds of a kli shlishi. If the soup has a davar gush in it, e.g. noodles or kreplach, the davar gush may be treated like a kli rishon. It is ...


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"Purification?" No. (And this kind of thinking has unfortunately lead to OCD in some people.) Technically, if I eat a non-kosher-slaughtered chicken, that renders me "ritually impure", and I can't enter the Temple until I do a ritual bath and wait until nightfall; but those laws are generally moot with regards to the world in which we live today. Eating ...


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In a personal conversation, Rav Shmuel Kaminetzky said that they do not have "tzuras hapas" (the form of bread) and are therefore mezonos. Rabbi Bodner once showed R' Elyashiv a tortilla and he said that it did have tzuras hapas. (There are other factors that could nonetheless make it not Hamotzi, but R' Bodner did not ask about them). I was actually just ...



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