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Nov
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accepted Microwave oven and goy (me) cooking
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comment Microwave oven and goy (me) cooking
You are right, I should have asked just about cabala. Well, I have learned which question to ask, that's a success for me, thank you.
Nov
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revised Microwave oven and goy (me) cooking
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revised Microwave oven and goy (me) cooking
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Nov
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comment Microwave oven and goy (me) cooking
Can someone show me how is this a duplicate if none of the questions from the combination a) mention food cooked in a sealed container b) ask about not just halakhic (the rav obviously knew one can even cook in a hotel microwave oven in sealed container, as the other rabbi pointed out) BUT possibly kaballistic explanation - is food cooked by a non-Jew 'impure'? ONE reason Bishul Akum is forbidden is because it comes from 'Akum', an assumed idolater, and meal offerings existed among 'Akum', so on some level the oven is used for idolatry. I wont do idolatry, but a rule may exist still.
Nov
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comment Microwave oven and goy (me) cooking
to some extent the situation is similar to a traditional oven used by a non-Jew to cook some eggs - is there any way this can make the oven unsuitable for a Jew?
Nov
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comment Microwave oven and goy (me) cooking
there is a machlokes if coffee or tea potentially qualify as bishul akum, since they may be served on a great banquet. thank you for the answer emeslyaakov.
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revised Microwave oven and goy (me) cooking
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Oct
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comment Microwave oven and goy (me) cooking
well, bishul akum would apply to both if a microwave is a vessel. here there is no non-kosher food, food has special containers, and one rabbinic authority (I mean an Orthodox Rav) here in Toronto says it is ok to use it by a Jew afterwards. I'm asking what possible motivation the 2nd rabbi has (and if there is a remedy). The 2nd rabbi is very strict, maybe it is his custom or chumra, maybe it has grounds in halakha or kaballah - I would like to know, if it is the latter, what remedy I could propose - like if I was his employee maybe there would be no problem, I'm not sure.
Oct
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comment Microwave oven and goy (me) cooking
again - bishul akum does not apply. food has special containers and it is written on them 'not kosher for a Jew'. The food is always cooked in these special containers, so there is no contact with the oven. The problem is - is the oven itself a vessel or not? Is 1 layer of separation enough? If it is not, there is no halakha against using it by a Jew afterwards, this is the ruling of 1st Local Orthodox Authority. The 2nd LOA in whos house I live still wants to start the oven for some reason. It is either a chumra of the 2nd rabbi or it comes from kaballah and he does not like questioning
Oct
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comment Microwave oven and goy (me) cooking
that's because of bishul akum. here the food is not going to be eaten by a Jew
Oct
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asked Microwave oven and goy (me) cooking
Sep
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comment What should I do about a fake convert?
When such a conversion occurs and the person is female, it can possibly be brought back X generations in the future, and then it would be a great problem. By opposing the Rabbanut's right to object these 'conversions' now, uncertain future has been created for generations. In 80 years there may be no RCA anymore but another body, stricter on giyur standards, and some people may learn they are not Jewish - this is one of the worst things a person can go through, to loose identity. Oj! Edomite (insincere) converts bis?
Aug
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awarded  Benefactor
Aug
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revised Ben Noah and his obligations regarding vows
clarified
Aug
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comment Must a future convert keep mitzvos?
Own experience: they do. Also, a goy can make vows and is punished from Shamayim if he does not follow them, so until he becomes a ger he is obliged by his vow (unless he decides not to continue the process), then he's obliged like a ger is. See: judaism.stackexchange.com/questions/44527/… . As I am writing, I know this only from one experience, I don't know the general case. I was instructed to 'observe what I can and wear tallis qatan, eat kosher, keep Shabbos as much as possible, keep tznius, ...' and asked will I follow - as I understood.
Aug
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comment What's the difference between wasting seed and having marital relations without the possibility of conception?
Which mitzva is the most important to keep at a given moment for a given person, that only Hashem knows - that's common sense. Rabbis build 'fence around the Torah', as commanded. Probably having intercourse in a prohibited relationship (goy - jew, adultery, etc.) is even worse, and often 'impure thoughts' lead to it, so rabbis are strict to prohibit making the first step. Just an opinion.
Aug
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revised Ben Noah and his obligations regarding vows
clarification
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revised Ben Noah and his obligations regarding vows
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revised Ben Noah and his obligations regarding vows
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