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I noticed you have been waiting long for an answer and I have a theory to offer, with some rabbinic support. Perhaps this is what you are looking for, or it might just set you or another member on a path that might lead to the answer you are looking for. I suspect the rabbis believed that a mushroom is non-nutritive because in Genesis 1:29 God is ...


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From Halachipedia: It is forbidden to pick mushrooms or remove moss from a rock it is growing on (39 Melachos (Rabbi Ribiat, vol 2, pg 283), Shemirat Shabbat KeHilchata 26:10). For an even earlier source, see also the Babylonian Talmud (Shabbath 107b-108a) which extends the prohibition in the case of fungi to places where harvesting plants would not ...



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