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Member of the research staff at Riverside Research. PhD in physics. Blogger. Husband. Father. Very busy.


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comment Do you take challah from something that will be deep fried?
Although frying is done in a liquid, it's generally classified as a dry-heat cooking method.
Dec
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comment Do you take challah from something that will be deep fried?
However, frying is a "dry" cooking method, whereas boiling is a "wet" method. Is your point that halachically deep frying is to be considered the same as boiling?
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comment Do you take challah from something that will be deep fried?
In what way is boiling the same as deep frying?
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asked וינוחו בה\בו\בם ישראל in Shabbat shemoneh esrei — why the change?
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comment Sharpening a Knife on Shabbos
And, FWIW, honing is often part of the standard usage of knives, done on a regular basis, often each time before using a knife. Sharpening is done only when the edge has been dulled.
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comment Sharpening a Knife on Shabbos
@msh210 As I understand it, honing straightens a bent end without removing any metal. This improves a sharp knife's performance, but won't help a dull knife. Sharpening (i.e. on a whetstone) is used to actually remove metal, restoring an edge to an otherwise dull knife.
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comment Sharpening a Knife on Shabbos
Do you mean sharpening or honing?
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comment Why do we sit in the sukkah in the autumn?
@msh210 Thanks! I've been recounting this discussion without sources for a while, and I'm glad to have dug up some references.
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