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Does one have to wait six hour after eating a sharp object cut with a meat knife?

The Shulchan Aruch says that when one cuts a sharp food with a knife, it makes the flavor in the knife "BeEin" - as if it were visible (and not just a "taste"). Is that only for the laws of "Nat Bar ...
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Is eating one whole olive considered as eating a kezayit?

Is eating one whole olive considered as a kezayit (for the purposes of a bracha acharona)? Or is the pit, which most people do not eat, not considered - making only the remainder of the olive (which ...
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Is a meal bracha over dairy forbidden if the Jew in question still has meat in their stomach?

Obviously, the functional answer is you eat parve and wait for the allotted time period to pass so that one may eat dairy. I'm in no way challenging conventional dietary law. This question is simply ...
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Hot pareve pot on fleishig (or milkhig surface)

If one's intention is to keep food pareve, is it permissible to put a hot pot (above yad soledes), full of pareve liquid onto a meat or dairy surface? Does the pareve liquid become fleishig/milkhig? ...
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Who certifies the hechsher magen David with a K replacing the right side?

This symbol appears on Trader Joe's Organic Tahini. I have searched in a lot places, but cannot find it. The product is made in Greece. Anyone know who gives this hechsher and if it is reliable?
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Can a Jew go to a microbrewery or whiskey / rum distillery?

This M.Y. answer discusses various opinions regarding drinking in a bar. The Long Island area, among other areas in the U.S., has several interesting micro - breweries as well as a few distilleries. ...
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Can you use a “kosher” called microwave at work?

Let us assume there is an workplace environment which has Jewish and non-Jewish employees and there are multiple microwaves, some designated clearly as "for kosher food only" and others that are for ...
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B'nai Yisra'el complaining about water and food - sometimes punished, sometimes not

There were numerous times that B'nai Yisra'el complained to Moshe (and, sometimes, Aharon) about the lack of food or water in the desert. But, it seems that sometimes G-d punishes them and sometimes ...
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Alphabet soup on Shabbat or Yom Tov?

May one at alphabet soup on Shabbat / Yom Tov? Concerns: Alphabet noodles possibly forming words - writing? Eating letters - erasing? By comparison, I understand that if a cake has letters on it, ...
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Serving food at Kiruv Events and OC 169:2

In Shulchan Aruch, Orach Chayim 169:2 the following is noted: (Source Provided by Sefaria.org) (לֹא יִתֵּן לֶאֱכֹל אֶלָּא לְמִי שֶׁיּוֹדֵעַ בּוֹ שֶׁיְּבָרֵךְ, הגה: וְיֵשׁ מְקִלִּין אִם נוֹתֵן ...
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Kosher Supervision [closed]

Is it okay for a food manufacturer to have two supervisions? (OU and Kof-K) If our raw materials are under OU supervision and our co-packing finished goods are under Kof-K. Do we need to streamline ...
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Interpretation of Numbers 11.5 in Midrash Rabba

I recently read that following verse in Numbers 11.5, 'Bamidbar': "We remember the fish that we ate in Egypt free of charge, the cucumbers, the watermelons, the leeks, the onions, and the garlic" (...
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Are there kosher bug-inspected brands of rice and flour? [duplicate]

I've seen kosher bug-inspected produce such as lettuce and similar greens in kosher markets. But, I have frequently noticed that when I buy rice, barley, and flour and leave these around for a while, ...
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Leftover food from a Shiva house

slightly related to this question: according to the tradition that one should not take food from a Shiva home to eat elsewhere outside the home; does this include taking food after the shiva period ...
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What is the bracha for a deli roll?

A deli roll is a puff pastry dough rubbed with mustard and filled with assorted deli meats (usually pastrami and turkey.) Is this considered pas haba bekisnin? (one definition of this term is: ...
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Why is breast milk considered parve?

Refer to this question regarding whether an adult is allowed to drink human breast milk. While there is controversy about the health benefits of drinking breast milk, some doctors recommend it for ...
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Bracha on sprouts

This is what Practical Halacha says regarding the bracha for sprouts. Say the fore-blessing of she'hakol if the sprouts were grown only in water. Say borei pri ha'adama if the grains were ...
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Another pizza bracha question

We have several "pizza bracha" questions on this site, but, I will focus on a specific item on this answer. Excerpts: 1.The opinion of Harav Moshe Feinstein zt”l holds two slices makes you ...
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Why if you drink water directly from a river you'd be considered pagan?

I once heard that one way to determine if a person were a pagan or Jewish was to see how the person drinks from a water reservoir (river/lake etc). If a person would hold the water with their hands ...
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Are pregnant women forbidden from eating harmful vegetables?

There are many things that we can’t do because of danger - the Kitzur Shulchan Aruch even has an entire Siman on the topic. Sifrei Bamidbar 87 states that certain vegetables are harmful to pregnant ...
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What are the opinions on the maximum size of a kezayit?

I am going to be travelling for business during Sukkot and won't have access to a sukkah. Therefore I'm looking for the opinion for the largest minimum size for eating a kezayit of mezonot outside a ...
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Which bracha comes first?

I'm sitting down to eat some fruit and vegetables. On my plate is a tomato (ha'adamah), an apple and a date (both ha'etz). I want to eat them all now. In terms of my taste preferences, I rank them ...
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Is Hematogen non-kosher?

Hematogen is non-kosher ("blood"), right? Hematogen is done (indirectly) from blood of an animal. Does it imply that it is non-kosher?
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Bracha on Coconut Wraps

What bracha would these be? The first ingredient is coconut meat. These are all of the ingredients: Organic Coconut Meat, Organic Coconut Water, Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil.
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Al HaEitz on a Shehakol?

Should you make al haeitz after a food containing a kezayis of the 7 species if it was not recognizable as such (=got a bracha rishona of shehakol) and/or there was no briyah (complete fruit)? What ...
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Is there a problem with eating food on Shabbat cooked by someone who doesn't keep it? [closed]

To what degree is this a problem if: 1) your level of kashrut is the same as this person who's cooking and 2) They do not cook on Shabbat? Edit: To clarify, this didn't seem like a problem to me ...
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frozen food delivered on shabbat

If one ordered frozen food from an online store and it happened to be delivered at the person's front door on shabbat (unintended) would it be permissible to place the food in a freezer (with no light ...
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May a man eat meat if attending the siyum of a woman?

The Rema on the Shulchan Aruch states that if one partakes of a seudat mitzvah such as a siyum then a person may eat meat or drink wine during the nine days. I would like to know if any poskim speak ...
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Can edible food be used for Kiddushin?

If a marriage is based off the exchange of something edible, it would seem that the marriage would work as the edible item, if שוה פרוטה, would facilitate the marriage. But the problem arises when the ...
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What is the bracha on raw sugar snap peas?

Snap peas are frequently stir fried. However, I have seen people eating it raw and whole or as part of a salad. The halacha is that if in your location a vegetable is normally cooked, but you eat it ...
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Can you melt chocolate chips on Shabbat?

Can you put chocolate chips close to the blech on Shabbat in hopes of melting them?
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Is there a known distinction in Torah which refers to saying a Bracha over an act vs saying a Bracha of the results of an act?

Philosophical question regarding the nature of Brachat in Judaism. The Torah is very clear that you shouldn't say Brachat in thanks for certain acts. The acts being those which fall outside of what ...
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causing unknowing harm to others

If I bought food in a store and it became unusable for any reason that is not noticeable and only applies to jews (e.g. food that was accidentally labeled as kosher but isn't) do I have to be ...
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Does food under bed become tamei?

Someone told me if there's food under my bed and I sleep in the bed I can't use the food because it becomes tamei. Is there a source for this?
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Can there be food during the Chuppah?

I was wondering if there a prohibition to have food during the Chuppah? A friend told me he thinks it's not allowed. I wanted to have something cute and small that is meaning full to us that everyone ...
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Why isn't “Borei Minei Mezonot” the “general bracha”?

From Talmud Brachot 40a, we learn that if one accidentally said "Shehakol" as the before blessing instead of a food's proper blessing, this is fine, and he doesn't need to repeat the correct blessing. ...
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Does flossing make me fleishig? [duplicate]

If a person ate meat and after 6 hours (or whatever that person's custom is) she then flosses and finds minute traces of food on the floss is she considered to once again to 'be fleishig' ie need to ...
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How is wine; a fermented beverage, permitted on Passover?

As any of you who have made wine (or other alcoholic drinks) know, yeast is essential in the fermentation of alcoholic beverage. So how can we drink wine on Pesach, more than this it's an essential ...
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Metal on Foods at Time of Tekufa

The Kitzur writes (33:8) that at the time of the tekufa, one should place a piece of metal on all non-cooked, non-pickled, or non-salted, food and drink. I know that this is not followed nowadays, but ...
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Is cooking any grain in under 18 minutes kosher for Passover?

As a Ashkenazi conservative Jew, we follow most of the laws of Passover. I know there. Jewfaq states that Chametz includes anything made from the five major grains (wheat, rye, barley, oats and ...
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Is there a preferred charoset form?

I've seen charoset made like a paste and others made with loose, visible pieces of apples and nuts. Is there any halachic preference to either form?
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Is nosein ta'am lifegam mutar only bedieved or even lechatchilah? [duplicate]

If a food is hot enough, it can give off its taste into the utensil it is touching. This is called bli'os. If these bli'os are less than 24 hours old, they are called nosein ta'am leshevach, and ...
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Why can you buy dry fruit from an Am Ha'aretz?

Explanation of the following Mishnah is according to the Bartenura, Rambam, Kehati, and Tiferes Yisrael. The Mishnah in Demai (2:3) discusses the requirements of a Chaveir (one careful regarding ...
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Maris ayin and kosher certification

What reasoning is used by mainstream kosher certification agencies to certify food items containing only kosher ingredients but packaged and/or designed to look and/or taste non-kosher. For example, ...
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Does one make a blessing on the scent of tea bags?

When I open a new box of tea bags, especially one that was sealed before I opened, I enjoy smelling the strong smell of the tea and/or various herbs that are in there. Does this require a birkas ...
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What degree of confidence must a Jew have in the Kosher status of a given meal before eating it?

Let's say a Jew travels on a long transatlantic flight. There are no food options except the on-board menu and non of them are kosher-certified. In this situation is it okay to choose a safer option (...
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looking for a cholov yisrael product

Where can I find cholov yisrael evaporated milk, not powdered milk nor condensed, in the central NJ area? I have been unable to locate any.
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Are Skittles Kosher?

Skittles are a fruit-flavored candy that has been seen with hechshers in various areas. My question is, are Skittles kosher even if they do not hold a hechsher on the package? They are gelatin free. ...
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Is Dr. Pepper Kosher?

Is Dr. Pepper, a soft-drink with particular popularity in Texas, kosher? What about the vintage version that is sweetened with sugar as opposed to artificial sweeteners? There is no hechsher on the ...
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Eating and Needing the Bathroom

Is one allowed to eat if he needs to use the bathroom? Does it make a difference if he made a Bracha yet?

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