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Making a Slurpee/Slushee on Shabbos?

Although this might be the same question as making ice cubes on Shabbos, is it permitted to make a Slurpee/Slushee on Shabbos using the following method: a specialized ice-pack is left in the freezer ...
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Do fortune cookies need to be Pat Yisrael?

Certain products are made from one of the five major grains but aren't Tzuras Hapat, i.e. they don't look baked. As a result, they can be eaten even if one has taken upon themselves to eat only Pat ...
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Kosher food on cruises?

I will be going on a cruise. I know that some cruises have Kosher menu selections that are actually verified Kosher, not just “Jewish Style meals”. My question is that how can these be kosher without ...
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Can the blessing She-ha-kol be used for ALL foods before eating them?

There are several blessings we say before eating, depending on the food (ha-motzi, ha-etz, ha-adamah, ha-gefen, mezonot), but we say she-ha-kol for foods not in these categories. Would there be ...
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A bug that falls in noodles [duplicate]

If a small non-poisonous bug jumps into a pot of noodles cooking, instantly dying because of the boiling water, and then is scooped out right away is there a problem with either the noodles or the ...
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Does animal food mekabel tumah?

Does food which has a status of animal food only receive ritual impurity (mekabel tumah)? please bring a source.
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Food ‘fight’ in the Talmud

Does the Talmud talk about a food fight (i.e. throwing food at one another)? In general, what would the Talmud have to say about a food fight in terms of wasting food, or otherwise? Is it okay? Not ...
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Whey in butter (Chema't akkum)?

I recently read a responsum from R' Tam (brought in Shaarei Dura 78) where he discusses butter that was mixed with whey. While he permits regular butter from a gentile for consumption he nevertheless ...
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Is this “Crown PL” a kosher symbol?

The international food company Pampa sells a tin of herring fillets in oil, but I do not recognize this symbol on the back and cannot find information on the Internet of whether this is actually a ...
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If you make the bracha of shehacol over a food that is haetz do you need to make another bracha?

If someone makes the bracha of shehacol over a food that is haetz does he need to make another bracha?
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Is stealing food OK?

If you or your loved ones are starving, are you allowed to steal food from those who have more than they need? On the face of it, yes, of course: Pikuach nefesh says you can break any commandment to ...
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Regurgitating Living Forbidden Species

The endurance artist David Blaine is covered in this video showing the technique where one could learn to swallow certain live animals. And, at will, regurgitate the live animal (for example, a frog). ...
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Drinking human blood case permissibility

In Kesubos (I believe 60a) it says that you may not drink human blood because of Maris ayin (it can be misconstrued by a observer that you're drinking animal blood). So what if I have a sign on my ...
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Is air volume counted as part of the kezayit for Birkat Hamazon?

Poori is an Indian bread that puffs when it is hot. When measuring the kezayit olive size of bread that is the minimum to require Birkat Hamazon, does one include the volume of air in the food, or ...
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Why does my box of Matzah say “BOX SHOULD BE OPENED BEFORE SHABBOS AND YOM TOV”

I bought a box of Matzah this year, and noticed, on the top, the declaration: "BOX SHOULD BE OPENED BEFORE SHABBOS AND YOM TOV" Why? The box does have perforations, but could probably be opened ...
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Foods for the family before Pesach, when pesadika? [closed]

As challenging as it may be to feed a family with kids of all ages during Pesach, it is harder in the days before Pesach when the kitchen is hametz-free and matza sandwiches, matza pizza, matza ...
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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?