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Dec
19
comment What is “blood that moved from one place to another”?
@DoubleAA - I didn't make any judgments about chalita; I'm learning about melicha now. It's quite possible that when I get there, I'll raise another question about chalita, as you say... :)
Aug
15
comment How could boiling 3 eggs at a time help?
@CHM - 60% != 1/60. You need 60 parts kosher to nullify the forbidden taste, i.e. 98.4%
Aug
1
comment How could boiling 3 eggs at a time help?
@DoubleAA - Regarding them all having the same taste, that's exactly the case that YD 109:2 is dealing with, where you have min b'mino, i.e. the same taste, and you still require 60:1 to nullify the issur.
Aug
1
comment How could boiling 3 eggs at a time help?
@DoubleAA - have you ever had a chullent with whole eggs in it? The eggs fully absorb the meat taste. So yes, eggshells are porous.
Jul
31
comment How could boiling 3 eggs at a time help?
That's talking about yavesh b'yavesh, where there's no taste transfer. Our case is where one part treif was cooked with 2 parts kosher. In which case you need 60:1 to nullify the taste. Yoreh Deah 109:2 - thanks for the link!
Jun
20
comment Why is techeles not universally accepted?
This is not the same as kashrus of food, where there's an actual issur to eat neveila, basar b'chalav etc. Kala ilan involves an issur of deception, where someone is tricking someone else into thinking that this is real techeles; here the avaryan is the trickster, not the person who wears the fake techeles - unless they happen to be the same person and the fool thinks he can trick G-d. But if someone has determined, to the best of their ability, that this is "real" techeles, there is at least no loss in wearing it, and possibly an aseh d'oraysa to gain.
Jun
19
comment Why is techeles not universally accepted?
I believe the accepted answer judaism.stackexchange.com/a/8853/159 addresses your approach directly.
Jun
18
comment Why is techeles not universally accepted?
How does this relate to the question?
Jun
7
comment Why is Judaism not Racism?
That's a pretty weird comment, @Sam. You'll have to justify several sweeping statements in there if you want a serious response.
Mar
21
comment If the last day of Passover is Friday, may I eat chametz on the Shabbat right after?
But then how do you buy back the chometz on shabbos?
Mar
6
comment Need some good Russian Purim/kiruv links
+1 Thanks - that's great!
Feb
15
comment If the last day of Passover is Friday, may I eat chametz on the Shabbat right after?
+1 for explaining nicely what the common practice is in Israel, though I won't give answer credit, since technically the question I was asking was about how one could eat chometz on that shabbos, not on what alternatives you have.
Feb
15
comment If the last day of Passover is Friday, may I eat chametz on the Shabbat right after?
I like this answer most. Short, sweet and to the point. As to @jake's question about muktze, see my comment there. IMO if the non-Jew bought a kosher challah before Pesach and froze it, then the moment Pesach departs, the challah is no longer muktze, so if he invites you to join him for a meal, you can accept, and you don't have to make a kinyan on food that your host offers you, so there's no issue there, either.
Feb
15
comment If the last day of Passover is Friday, may I eat chametz on the Shabbat right after?
@jake - Muktzeh ends the moment the yom tov ends. The fact that we treat bein hashmashos lechumra in both directions is only because we're not expert enough to judge the exact moment when Yom Tov ends and Shabbos begins, but it would seem to me that at that very moment, whenever it is, the muktzeh-ness of the chometz disappears, and it turns out that when shabbos came in the chometz was not muktzeh. So if a non-Jew bought some kosher challos before Pesach and froze them, then invited you over on shabbos to eat with him, I can't see what would be wrong with that?
Feb
15
comment If the last day of Passover is Friday, may I eat chametz on the Shabbat right after?
@msh210 - I meant "eat"; will edit question.
Feb
15
comment If the last day of Passover is Friday, may I eat chametz on the Shabbat right after?
@DoubleAA - ah, I missed the subtlety there (wheat vs flour). Nevertheless, the intention of the question was whether or not you could eat chometz on that shabbos. Not sure if soggy wheat kernels qualify as food, and I don't think I'd particularly want to eat such a mix, even just for the novelty of being able to say "I ate chometz on the shabbos directly after Pesach!" I had a nice, fluffy Vizhnitzer challah in mind... :)
Feb
14
comment If the last day of Passover is Friday, may I eat chametz on the Shabbat right after?
@DoubleAA - adding water to flour is a melacha
Jan
18
comment Mehadrin vs. Non Mehadrin
@avi - Interesting, I didn't know that. Link to source?
Nov
29
comment Why is techeles not universally accepted?
+1 Personally I think that almost throw-away line "... [with] the high price of Tcheiles the Rabbonim don't want to obligate the general population to purchase it," is probably the best reason I've heard so far.
Nov
16
comment Why are angelic icons not prominent in Judaism?
@JimThio - yes, but that was a Divine injunction, not something that any human chose to do for artistic purposes.