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Rambam writes (Maachalos Asuros 10:11-12): ספק ערלה וכלאי הכרם בארץ ישראל אסור. בסוריא והיא ארצות שכבש דוד מותר. כיצד היה כרם וערלה וענבים נמכרות חוצה לו. היה ירק זרוע בתוכו וירק נמכר חוצה לו. שמא ממנו הוא זה שמא מאחר. בסוריא מותר ובחוצה לארץ אפילו ראה הענבים יוצאות מכרם ערלה או ירק יוצא מן הכרם לוקח מהן. והוא שלא יראה אותו בוצר מן הערלה או לוקט ...


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Nonbiological matter has Kashrus neutral status. It is not, nor can it become, non kosher. Completely inedible matter also has Kashrus neutral status. This would include completely inedible matter of biological origin as well as completely inedible mixtures containing biological matter (For example,detergent or drain cleaners are Kashrus neutral due to their ...


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Rav Ovadia Yosef permits meat and milk dishes at the same time if there is soap in the initial wash, but prefers that one only run them in separate cycles, as, he reports, does his son Rav Yitzchak Yosef (Yabia Omer YD 10:4). Rav Yitzchak Abadi permits washing meat and milk dishes in separate cycles (Or Yitzchak YD 1:4 and 2:8). Rav Shlomo Aviner premits ...


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Chacham Ovadia Yoseph has a very important Teshuba (answer) granting permission for this in his book ‘Yabia Omer’ in Helek 10. There, he writes an opinion based on what Maran wrote in the Shulchan Aruch, in Yore De’Ah siman 95:4. Maran writes of the case where people wanted to use giant pots normally used for dairy cooking for the purpose of cleaning various ...


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Igros Mosheh Yoreh Deah Orach Chaim 1 siman 104 & Yoreh Deah 2 siman 28 & 29 says you can use a dishwasher for both meat and dairy immediately one after another, but only when you have reserved racks, one for meat, and one for dairy. He does say that there is room for a baal nefesh to be stringent and not rely on this.


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Until I can get to the copy of Encyclopedia Talmudis we have in shul, here are some answers that I have found. From the star-k we see a psak giving sources. Royal Jelly - The most important bee in the hive is the Queen Bee, who attains her "royal" status by her constant extra nutritious diet of royal jelly. What is royal jelly? This product is a ...


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Practically today, there are enough complications in the process and ingredients (e.g. the release agent on the baking sheets) that you really want a kosher-certifying agency who knows what they're doing to go in and look around the place. There are rumors about what sorts of bread are okay in France -- are they baked at a bread-only boulongerie or a ...


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There are discussions of whether it's permitted to walk into a casino and gamble, but the Gemara makes it clear (Sanhedrin 24b) that a person whose only job is getting people's money via gambling is "not among those who help civilize this world", and is disqualified from being a witness! So 1--3 would all be clearly prohibited. Regarding the pork abattoir, ...


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A proper Otzar Beis Din does not collect vegetables which are subject to the issur of Sefichin, rather they only deal with fruits, which Chazal never instituted and were not concerned for Sefichin. Sefichin was never instituted for fruits which grow and die yearly which grow by themselves usually without any tending to, therefore there is little incentive ...


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As Menachem explained, the Mishna in Niddah 51b states that all fish which have scales have fins, after which the Gemara asks why the Torah gave both signs if just scales would be enough. The Gemara responds that it is "to make the Torah great." The Avnei Shoham (R' Shachor, 1894-1964) had an interesting re-interpretation of this Gemara, with major Halachic ...


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The source for Hagala with a pot that is too big is a Tosafos in Avoda Zara (עד:) דרש רבא נעוה ארתחו. פירוש הגעילו הגתיות הגדולים .. מכאן אומר ר''ת דעירוי ככלי ראשון מדאמר הכא דעל ידי עירוי מפליט היין הבלוע בגת דעל כרחך ע''י עירוי קאמר הכא שהרי הגת גדולה וכבידה שאין יכולין לתתה לתוך יורה מרותחת כדי להגעילה אלא ע''כ על ידי עירוי קאמר והשתא כיון דהוה ...


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I think the first mention is the Rosh in the name of Rabbeinu Yoel and (his son) the Raavya. See the left column in the Rosh, seven lines from the bottom. http://www.hebrewbooks.org/pdfpager.aspx?req=14315&st=&pgnum=250


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Toothpaste, lip balm, lipstick, perfumes and colognes are things very religious Jews have issues with when not having a hechsher... I on the other hand think otherwise... For more or less the same reason as why vaping is not a problem


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Inhaling vapour isn't eating or drinking and we derive zero nutrients from it. In my opinion the only sin caused by vapour is that it causes harm to your body, though in a far less manner than smoke from a cigaret so it's less problematic. Nothing to do with kashrut! I'd feel worst eating bacon flavoured chips that are certified kosher than vaping. Unless ...


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According to the CRC "Mushrooms – Fresh mushrooms must be rinsed and a cursory inspection is needed. Portabella mushrooms should have the brown under part removed. All dried and frozen without any added kosher sensitive ingredients are acceptable. Canned or jarred mushrooms must have a reliable hashgacha." Source: ...


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The way to go is to cut the shroom into slices (including the stem) and to check if they have needle-size brown tunnels. Also good to know - there is no need to peel the shroom.


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The OU has the following guidelines for strawberries. STRAWBERRY Type of insect: Aphids, thrips or mites Location of insect: Under the green leaf or on the surface of the berry Method of Inspection: Green tops must be removed. Alternatively, strawberries may be brushed between the leaf and the berry. Soak in soapy solution, then ...


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See this article. I'm assuming that you mean fresh (raw, unfrozen) strawberries. If one wants to eat the strawberries whole: Peel off the entire outer layer of the berry (including deep cracks and the place where the leaf is attached). Rinse well after peeling From the phrasing as well as the illustration, it seems that this needs to be done ...


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The OU in discussing cut fruit at the office says it is permitted. If your co-workers bought a fruit platter from a supermarket, you may partake of the fruit since you can assume the supermarket has a dedicated knife for fruit platters. Additionally, due to the sheer volume of fruit cut at one time in such a scenario, we regard the knives and ...


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Shulchan Arukh, Yoreh De'ah 76:2 - Translation from sefaria.org: If one wishes to salt the meat before roasting it (2) [6] and eat it without washing it, one may do so and we are not worried about the blood remaining on the salt. Some say this ruling refers to one who salted it, and then immediately roasted it, (3) but if it lay in the salt ...



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