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"Bal tashchis" is a prohibition on destroying something for which there is potential use. Destroying something that has no use is not in violation of that prohibition. Because there is no use for separated chala (because, as you note, there's no one around these days who can eat it), one may destroy it. Moreover, one can separate the chala even though it ...


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Aside from the foil or the above mentioned grill you can also sear it on a stove top burner. Alternately since it is so small simply place it in the oven while cooking the loaves. It need not be reduced to a cinder, simply rendered inedible. If you are getting smoke you have typically already passed the point of it being "burnt" and now you are starting ...


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ח,ח וכן נוכרי שנתן לישראל לעשות לו עיסה, ונתנה לו במתנה עד שלא גילגלה--חייבת; ואם נתנה לו אחר שנתגלגלה, פטורה. הלכות ביכורים עם שאר מתנות כהונה שבגבולין -- רמב"ם No. The obligation of challah kicks in when the flour and water are mixed. Usually the ready dough was owned by non-Jews at that time, so when you buy the dough now, there's no ...


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My wife usually just saves them throughout the year, and then I burn them with the chametz.


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No, one should not recite a bracha. The Shulchan Aruch (YD 329:3) rules that thick dough kneaded to be boiled (which is what deep frying is) is exempt from Challah. The Shach notes that some opinions don't care what his intentions are when kneading, and if it is a thick bread-like dough it is obligated in Challah from the time of kneading. The Pitchei ...


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The Shulchan Aruch rules (YD 325:1 based on Mishna Challah 2:4) שתי עיסות שאין בשום אחת כשיעור, אם נוגעות זו בזו עד שנדבקים מעט זו בזו, מצטרפים Two doughs [of the same type] of which neither has the requisite amount [but together they would], if they touch each other such that they stick to each other a little bit, they combine [to form the minimum ...


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See this link (Google Books) (also here at Hebrew Books) near the end of the Teshuvah. He's really talking about selling, to a non-Jew, a dough of which Challah has not been separated -which he says can not be done because the part of the Challah belongs to the Kohen and therefore one can't sell something which he doesn't own, so all the more so he would ...


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If you're not in E. Israel, you can bake it and give it to a Sepharadic Cohen who dipped in a mikveh. (Shulchan Aruch YO"D 322:4-5)


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Find someone with an outdoor grill, and put it under the metal, with the coals (or natural-gas briquette thingies).


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Based on what the Ramah writes in SA Siman 457:1 and SA Horav #16), there is a way to take Challa on Yom Tov: you could make a new dough (make the size of one Challah, because your going to have to eat that bread on that same day, per Mogen Avraham 506:11) bake it and AFTERWARD do צירוף כלי (put the Erev YT breads and the new bread in one utensil) and remove ...


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See Maseches Challah Perek 3:1 and Shulchan Aruch Yore Dei'ah 327:2 that the obligation begins when the flour and water are mixed well together. Therefore, if at the time that the large piece fell out from the mixture onto the floor they were mixed, it still has the obligation and requires a Beracha. This is no worse than when one forgets to separate Challah ...


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I wrote the bulk of this immediately after the question was posted several months ago, but I decided not to post it as it is sort of a long comment rather than a definitive answer. After I was reminded of this question by a recent post, I decided I might as well post my comments here. CYLOR, as usual. If someone kneaded dough on Yom Tov of Pesach, and it ...


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If you can't handle the smoke, get it out of your kitchen! That is, tell your local Kohein that you hold like Maharam of Rothenburg who, as quoted in Sefer HaParnas (written by one of his students) 111, was particular to burn the separated Challah portion in the house of a Kohein only. So now, dealing with the excess smoke is his problem burden familial ...


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If you live in a place with enough sun, consider putting a small 'solar cooker' on a window sill (or porch, if you have one). Consider whether the (albeit brief) smoking will draw concern and attention. Solar cookers can even be built make-shift, if you need.


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According to Isaac Moses' understanding of the question, the following might be a reason not to separate challah when the dough is below the minimum size: The halachah is that even after baking, loaves can combine for purposes of challah if they're all in the same container (Yoreh De'ah 325:1). So suppose that a person makes two batches of dough, each 1-1/2 ...


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The four opinions on the linked website differ on the exact standard of volume measurements used by halacha. Each opinion holds the minimum amount of flour that necessitates separating chala, which is a mitzva and is accompanied by a bracha, is the volume of 43.2 Eggs. Any less than that and the requirement of chala does not apply. (324:1) The Egg is a ...



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