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Eating/drinking before Birkat Kohanim

According to Halacha, one should not eat a meal before hearing the Shofar blown. Many such as rav Yosef Eliyahu Henkin were Machmir even when it comes to drinking. The source of this general principle ...
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Jewish table manners

I want to know if it's proper for a Jew to spit out bones or anything he doesn't want to swallow on top of the table he sits at.
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What kinds of vegetables did Adam eat in the Garden?

In Bereshit 1:29-30, Adam is told that vegetables were allocated for him to eat for food. However, is there any information as to what vegetables Adam was permitted to eat, specifically whether Adam ...
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Eating between Mincha and Maariv on Friday night [closed]

Can a person eat kiddush items on Friday night right after davening Mincha, and before praying Maariv? Assume that person has someone to remind him to pray Maariv and has not made kiddush yet.
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Question about Leviticus 11:43 [duplicate]

The verse in Leviticus 11:43 speaks about becoming unclean by eating "unclean" animals. You shall not make yourselves abominable with any creeping creature that creeps, and you shall not ...
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Halacha of not biting into a sandwich when someone else is eating with you

I have heard several times (including here) of a halacha (I believe I heard it is mentioned in a gemara) that discusses not taking a bite out of a sandwich when eating with others, as it may make them ...
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Halacha of saying bracha while someone else has food in their mouth

I have heard it is forbidden to recite a bracha (loudly) when someone nearby has food in their mouth. I heard the reason is because they might choke when trying to say amen. I would also like to know ...
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If you wash blood off your hands (literally), can you eat with your hands immediately thereafter? [closed]

I heard before that if someone washes blood off a service, forensics experts can still determine if blood was there (I think using luminol?). This got me thinking: If the experts' ability to detect ...
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Was fish permitted for consumption before the Mabul?

Were Noachides allowed to consume fish, which is not considered Fleishigs, before the Mabul? After the Mabul meat was permitted, but what about fish?
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Is it forbidden to bite off and swallow one's chapped skin? [duplicate]

Chapped lips can result in parts of skin that are uncomfortable but that can be peeled off. If a person with chapped lips has a habit of using their teeth to pull off the dead skin, are they ...
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May a woman eat on the street?

According to Kiddushin 40b, one who eats on the street cannot serve as a witness. Since women anyway cannot serve as witness, is it allowed for them to eat on the street? Is there some discussion ...
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What is the translation and meaning of the Mordekhai HaArokh on Shulchan Aruch O"C 155?

On SAOC 155:2 – what is the meaning and translation of the Mordekhai haArokh here, particularly the bolded part? Would the following be correct? https://he.wikisource.org/wiki/%D7%A9%D7%95%D7%9C%D7%97%...
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Is the consumption of bone marrow forbidden?

Is eating bone marrow the same as eating blood? Do any sources address this issue? Though not the only source I'm interested in, I'd prefer references to the Tanakh, if possible.
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Does one have to eat in a sukkah if they were going to eat outside anyways?

If a sukkah is a temporary replacement for a home, does one need to eat in a sukkah if they were in a park or at a restaurant?
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Commandments to eat

I wonder if this question has ever been addressed by the commentators: The Torah has 37 commandments “not to eat” specific things, but only 3 commandments “to eat” specific things: We are enjoined to ...
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Is it forbidden to speak between the Bracha (NOT Hamotzi) and eating?

If one speaks between making a blessing on food–other than Hamotzi–must he/she repeat the blessing? By way of example, one says the haeitz blessing but then someone comes asking for tzedaka or a child ...
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Does Judaism say if you are fat you should have a diet?

Does Judaism say if you are fat you should have a diet? Moderator's Note: As with all content on Mi Yodeya, if this question is practically relevant to you, please don't rely directly on any ...
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Eating non-kosher food without swallowing?

We find several places in which you would be liable for eating non-kosher food. Let’s say someone placed the non-kosher food in their mouth, began to chew, but did not swallow. Would they be liable ...
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The prohibition of eating before davening starts when? [duplicate]

One is not supposed to eat before davening Shacharit , though the halacha has various exceptions or special cases. What is considered "before"? If I wake before dawn and start my day, does ...
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Did the Arizal say we must not eat even plants?

Saw this paragraph at a Chabad site on "Judaism and vegetarianism": While some question the right of man to kill an animal to fill his belly, the great sixteenth-century mystic Rabbi Isaac ...
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Does one bentch on an achila gasa?

After eating an excessive amount to a point that would be termed achila gasa which I will leave undefined, does a person have an obligation to recite grace after meals (or another bracha achrona as ...
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Can one eat the marror from the keara over pesach?

Is it okay to eat the marror and chazeret from the keara (seder plate) ?
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Swallowing, carrying, and regurgitating objects in the stomach without an Eruv

In a sickening scenario, but out of pure Halachic speculation, can one swallow toy cars (or anything not Muktzeh), walk to a neighbor's house without an Eruv on Shabbos, and then regurgitate the toy ...
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OK if lechem mishneh is partially cut?

I'm wondering if I can use use some bread that is partially sliced (but not completely severed in two) as lechem mishneh. An example is a bagel that was cut 90% of the way through, meaning that the ...
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The minimum amount of food one must eat on Shabbos

What is the minimum food a person needs to eat on the Sabbath? (I have an interest in water fasting. This means consuming nothing but water, for days or weeks on end. The power of the fast depends ...
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Is it inappropriate to eat or drink while reading the Torah? [duplicate]

Just a general question. This does not involve reciting tehillim or reading passages out loud. Just quiet reading. If not appropriate — sources?
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Why are Tzaddikim protected from improper foods?

Tosfos on Chullin 5b explains that Tzaddikim get a special protection from eating improper foods: צדיקים עצמן לא כ"ש - תימה דהא אשכחן יהודה בן טבאי שהרג עד זומם בפ"ק דמכות (דף ה:) ור' ישמעאל שקרא ...
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Sucking a citrus fruit: Kaf Hachayim

The Kaf Hachayim, OC 202:63: ומיהו המוצץ משקה מן הפרי חשוב אוכל ומברך ברכתו הראויה לו ושיעורו בכזית לברך ברכה אחרונה. פר״ח בספרו מים חיים סימן ז׳ חס״ל אות י״ד. והיינו דוקא במוצצם ע״י לעיסה שנותנם ...
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Food accidentally cooked on Yom Kippur

If one b'shogeig cooked food on Yom Kippur, would he able to eat that food after Yom Kippur, assuming he waited after Yom Kippur the time it took to cook it? I know that the rule of food cooked on ...
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When is a table considered as an altar?

This a sequel to this question for which an answer cites O.C. 167:5 that likens one's table to an altar. My follow up questions: When? Only while eating? And is it only while eating a meal that ...
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Is Rabeinu Yonah at all encouraging wasting any food?

Rabeinu Yonah discusses one of the ways of repentance as leaving a little food over after the meal. אך בעת מאכלו ועודנו תאב לאכול יניח ממנו לכבוד הבורא מתאוותיו, ואל יאכל כפי תאוותו. ודרך זה ...
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Eating before prayers

As it is known that one is not allowed to eat before morning prayers, is there any opinion that allows to eat after birkot hashakhar but before tefillah?
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Relief from fasting while traveling?

I fly multiple times a week nearly every week for work. It has happened a few times that I had to travel on a minor fast day and I was at times surprised to see visibly religious people eating and ...
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What must be eaten in a sukkah?

Suppose over Sukkot, one's hotel for chol ha moed won't have a sukkah. I'd like to know what one can eat that won't trigger the "meals must be eaten in a sukkah" issues. (I'm knowledgeable enough ...
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What's worse: eating a cheeseburger or eating pork?

Both eating a non-kosher cheeseburger and pork are assur, but suppose one is stuck on a desert island and has only these two options (the bun has already been eaten). What should one do? Is eating ...
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Did the descendants of Esav literally taste soil?

The pasuk in Bereshit says (36:20) אֵ֤לֶּה בְנֵֽי־שֵׂעִיר֙ הַחֹרִ֔י יֹשְׁבֵ֖י הָאָ֑רֶץ לוֹטָ֥ן וְשׁוֹבָ֖ל וְצִבְע֥וֹן וַעֲנָֽה׃ Chazal explain that they are called the dwellers of the earth because ...
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Eat before lighting chanukah candles via alarm, accd to "Guidelines"

Can someone who has "Guidelines" Chanukah edition by Rabbis Jaeger and Barclay please see in that book if they mention if it is permissible to eat before lighting Chanukah candles if one sets an alarm?...
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Is eating in the bedroom forbidden?

Is eating in the bedroom or any typical part of the bedroom forbidden? I've heard that there's some sort of tumah associated with this action, but couldn't get verification outside of differing ...
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Is Baal Kore allowed to drink water in the middle of reading Megillas Esther?

If the reader drinks water to lubricate his vocal cords in the middle of a megilla reading, is it considered an interruption that would require him to re-start at the beginning or is there no need to ...
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What's the point of fasting?

What does fasting do? Is it to put us in a certain mindset? If so how does it do so? Does the pain itself atone? If so, how and why? Or, is there some other reason for fasting?
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Kosher glycerin automatically safe to eat

First of all, I would like to apologise for my ignorance; as a Christian, for me the purpose of the Law is to bring us closer to understanding the mentality, so to speak, of the Almighty, and ...
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Where does R. Achay Gaon say it's a mitzva to eat meat?

Deuteronomy 12:20, with Rabbi Kaplan's translation: When God expands your borders as He promised you, and your natural desire to eat meat asserts itself, so that you say, 'I wish to eat meat,' you ...
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The forgetful Shomer

With regards to some of the mitzvos(shema,sefirah,Chanukah lighting) one cannot sit down to a set meal until he completes the mitzvah once a certain time comes (30 min before shekiah or tzeis -its a ...
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Eating olives at the house of a mourner

Eating olives at the house of a mourner is a custom among Sephardim. I think it is specifically a Morroccan custom. Is there a source or reason for this?
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Understanding Bereshit 1:30

Bereshit 1:30 says וּֽלְכָל־חַיַּ֣ת הָ֠אָרֶץ וּלְכָל־ע֨וֹף הַשָּׁמַ֜יִם וּלְכֹ֣ל ׀ רוֹמֵ֣שׂ עַל־הָאָ֗רֶץ אֲשֶׁר־בּוֹ֙ נֶ֣פֶשׁ חַיָּ֔ה אֶת־כָּל־יֶ֥רֶק עֵ֖שֶׂב לְאָכְלָ֑ה וַֽיְהִי־כֵֽן׃ And to all the ...
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Did R. Moshe Feinstein misquote the Mishna Berura?

The Mishna Berura (299:1) rules that one may begin eating until one half hour before tzeis hakochavim on Shabbos afternoon/evening. R. Moshe Feinstein (Igros Moshe O.C. 4:69:6) writes that the Mishna ...
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Is it dangerous to drink water on Tuesday and Friday nights?

The Gemara in Pesachim 112a says A person should not drink water on Tuesday nights or [...] Friday nights. And if he drinks water, his blood is upon his own head, due to the danger. What is this ...
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At the seder, (why) must we eat from three specific matzot rather than any?

The haggadah instructs us to eat specific matzot from the three on the plate at different times in the seder. Haggadot I've seen offer various explanations of the symbolism, and seem to treat these ...
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Meat and milk with removable orthodontics

Is a person required to have different removable orthodontics (e.g. retainer, active plate etc.) for consuming meat and dairy?
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What constitutes eating on the eve of Yom Kippur

There is a mitzvah to eat on the eve of Yom Kippur throughout the entire day. Anecdotally I have heard that people chew gum in order to be 'eating' every moment of the day. I would like to know if ...
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