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The r'mo says during the tekufa one has to pour out all water. So what does one do with the 'mayim shelonu'. The special well water for matso. He says one should put a metal object on a string and drop it into the water but should not use his hands since if he uses his hands this would heat the water. I am sure on a thermometer you wouldnt notice any ...


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carrying on. The 'story' of the three women in the mishna is that they had room for only one matso (which was then something very similar to a loaf of bread today), One started kneading the flour five minutes later she was up to the 'aricha' stage which can be translated as 'forming' the shape then the second woman started kneading. Five minutes later the ...


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When he feels the dough is ready he should do what is called 'aricha'. Shaping it round, putting all the folds and lines in the middle not leaving them on the outside which makes jagged edges and kfulos, turn it over flatten it a bit, and start to 'velger'. One starts 'from' the middle but not going over the middle and keeps going round and round lifting it ...


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I shall split the answer up. One first makes the dough as I wrote as big as there is room in the oven. One should use a 'pin' a kind of metal or wooden hinged bar to 'bang' it down. Then one should cut it with a knife (according to the r'mo but not kept) and give it out to the 'rollers' called velgerers. The most important and only thing mentioned in the ...


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The whole idea of 18 minutes for becoming chometz is a mistake. I am specially going to write how a hand matzo has to be made, since today it is rarely done correctly. Please forgive the length of this very important post. The 'ran' (regarding the three women mishna system) writes that it has to be done as quickly as possible. That means if it can be done ...


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R' Berel Bixenspanner (Montreal, QC) told me that there is indeed no reason for a tefach wide gartel, only one wider than three tefachim. The priestly garment would thus satisfy this. The reason is avoiding lavud: Two sufaces separated by a gap of less than three *tefachim are considered conected. Therefore, a narrower gartel may not properly divide the ...


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I'd say if an average human, using an average human brain and eye, can't figure out the pattern, that's good enough. Rabbi Asher Weiss discusses the criteria of "does an unaided human notice it?" with regards to triggering some change deep instead some semiconductor someplace that I'd never notice. He points out that I may not drag a heavy bench on shabbos ...


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What is the source for the idea that one should say 100 Berachoth in a day See the סמ"ג - מצות עשה י"ט - (bottom of the 6th column - or last lines on page 101b in my old edition) where he says there are 2 ways to explain the Gemara in Menachot 43 which bases this obligation on the Pasuk וְעַתָּה יִשְׂרָאֵל מָה ה' א' שֹׁאֵל מֵעִמָּךְ כִּי אִם לְיִרְאָה ...


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The Gemara in Pesachim 46a (brought in the Rambam Laws of Chametz 5:13 and the Shulchan Arukh OC 459:2) says that if one leaves dough for the length of time that it takes to walk 1 "mil" (a Talmudic unit of distance) then it becomes Chametz. Opinions regarding the time it takes to walk a mil vary from 18-24 minutes, and here the Shulchan Arukh is strict to ...



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