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Most people who are careful not to rely on Rav Moshe's leniency do so not because they don't hold of it but only because he advised that people of superior spiritual stature avoid relying on it. I conjecture as follows. Other, standard leniencies (e.g., lifgam) very often apply to cases of using equipment, so even such people combine those leniencies with ...


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Let's start with the problem of Reach (odour) in Gemara. See Pesachim 76ab: אמר רב בשר שחוטה שמן שצלאו עם בשר נבילה כחוש אסור מאי טעמא מפטמי מהדדי ולוי אמר אפילו בשר שחוטה כחוש שצלאו עם בשר נבילה שמן מותר מאי טעמא ריחא בעלמא הוא וריחא לאו מילתא היא ‏ Rab said: Fat meat of a [ritually] slaughtered [animal] which was roasted together with lean ...


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i had originally accepted an answer stating to prepare this non Kosher dogfood in a separate area away from the area that i prepare my food. After consulting with my local Sephardi Rav, he said that these are the issues to be concerned with: If the dogfood is never cooked, and always remained cold, then it is unlikely it will absorb into anything. Heat is ...


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See Mishna Yoma 5, 6: הִזָּה עַל טָהֳרוֹ שֶׁל מִזְבֵּחַ שֶׁבַע פְּעָמִים, וּשְׁיָרֵי הַדָּם הָיָה שׁוֹפֵךְ עַל יְסוֹד מַעֲרָבִי שֶׁל מִזְבֵּחַ הַחִיצוֹן, וְשֶׁל מִזְבֵּחַ הַחִיצוֹן הָיָה שׁוֹפֵךְ עַל יְסוֹד דְּרוֹמִי. אֵלּוּ וָאֵלּוּ מִתְעָרְבִין בָּאַמָּה וְיוֹצְאִין לְנַחַל קִדְרוֹן, וְנִמְכָּרִין לַגַּנָּנִין לְזֶבֶל, וּמוֹעֲלִין בָּהֶן׃ and ...


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One separates the truma and ma'aser for oneself as explained by and Canadian Council of Orthodox Rabbis - COR and the OU Separating Terumah and Maaser 1) Place all of the produce in front of you. 2) Remove slightly more than 1% of the produce. For example, if there are 100 oranges, one whole orange and a small part of a second orange are ...


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Given that many operations require complete knowledge and supervision of the processing, then a mashgiach would need to be present whenever ingredients are brought in to the plant and would have to be able to inspect the invoices as well as the ingredients. Since a restaurant has constant production, then it would need a mashgiach tmidi (though there may be ...


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Every kashrut authority has their own criteria as to which places need a mashgiach temidi. For example, they may decide that if the owner him/herself is Shomer Shabbos they can be trusted and a yotzei v'nichnas (mashgiach who comes every so often) is enough. Or that the type of establishment determines e.g. a restaurant might need one, but a bakery might not ...


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A woman is trusted as a mashgiach in a kosher kitchen, just as one's wife is trusted in her kitchen.


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For plates and soup bowls, the most convenient articles would be those of plain (without ornamentation) steel or aluminum. Background It is a commonly believed myth that no metal items can be safely used in a microwave oven. A clear indication of this assumption's falsity is the fact that the insides of the appliance are metal, and some ovens even have ...


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According to this OU article as well as par. 8d in this Star K article, separate grill racks must be used or the fish must be wrapped in foil. They don't seem to distinguish the size of the grill rack. Yoreh De'ah 116:2 indicates that one cannot roast fish and meat together because of the smells transmitted between the two items.


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Two different problems, problem of cooking Bassar Bechalav and problem of the towels. If the detergents are present in water at beginning SA YD 95, 4. We have a Towel called B meat soaked, and a towel called H milk soaked. B releases taste of meat in water, and H releases taste of milk. The detergent deteriorates both before the prohibited meeting between ...


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While you are using the dishes, you need to keep them separate until they are put in the laundry. Once they are put in the laundry and washed, they are no longer dairy or meat as all food has been removed from them. Maintaining separate towels is actually a way of making sure that one does not come to mix the foods or the dishes.. After they are in the ...


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This question is based on the assumption it is ok to be lenient in someone's home and not at a resteraunt. A resteraunt needs a hechsher bc as a business there is no way each patron can know all of the cheffs and people working at the resteraunt as well as they would the people at someone's house.


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My answer will address both vegan and vegetarianism. The Bible is fairly clear that God's ideal diet for all of creation was vegetarianism. And that at some point He allowed the consumption of meat, under various caveats, and usually with disapproving tones. Some people erroneously try and say that mankind was given dominion over the animals, and therefore ...


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Rabbi Belsky mentioned in shiur that I heard that Glatt was originally a term invented by Jews in America which basically had no real meaning. The problem was, early last century the meat industry was union controlled and someone who wanted to run a kosher operation couldn't just hire whoever they wanted, they were stuck with union workers. So there were ...


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As explained in What's the Truth About... Glatt Kosher the term glatt does only mean that the lungs are smooth and would not have to be checked further to make sure that the animal is kosher. BTW a giraffe is kosher as it is a myth that there is a problem because of the long neck. Actually, the long neck makes it easier to slaughter. The term has come to ...



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