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Often, (unless the hotel is at 100% capacity), arriving guests are given a room that was not occupied the previous night. It's highly unusual that anyone would cook food inside the carafe. Even if they did, if it hasn't been used in 24 hours, any leftover taste is considered to damage food/drink, and is thus permitted. Yoreh Deah 122 teaches the rule of ...


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From the Star K website: Coffeemaker in Room -Many hotel rooms provide a coffeemaker and kosher coffee; however, it is suggested that one should not use the coffeemaker. Although most people who stay in hotels do not pack food to heat up in the carafe (this is generally a kosher traveler phenomenon), it is still possible that it was used for ...


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Part one of your question seems to me that it should be case by case, depending on what the hotel intended. You would have to find that out in a reliable way. Part two - I asked a dayan in Lakewood about if I can rely on the "psak" of the sales reps if I ask about return policies, namely if someone buys a camera, uses it for their big simcha, then uploads ...


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You are not the only one who was perplexed by this halacha as the MB brings several opinions (GR"A, RaSHaL) that did not accept the Rama's ruling and the Biur Halacha (BH) seems to concur with them. The MB gives a reason that Torah study gladdens the heart, While the Magen Avraham says that since it is possible to learn those topics that are permitted on ...



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