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Basar b'chalav. The prohibition against eating, cooking, or benefiting from meat and milk together.

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Where do the different traditions for hours of waiting between meat and milk come from?

As far as I can tell, there are 5 different traditions for how long one has to wait between eating meat and milk: wait 6 full hours wait into the 6th hour (thus, 5 hours and 5 minutes would suffice)...
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If the label says OU-D, but the warning label for allergy sufferers says "no dairy", do we consider the product dairy or not?

I attended a fantastic lecture on kashrus and dairy products by Rabbi Zushe Yosef Blech, shlita, who was asked an interesting question: Can you eat Oreo cookies after a fleishig meal? It was pointed ...
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Kashering pot from meat to dairy/parev?

I know I've learned somewhere that you can't kasher a meaty pot for use with dairy (except for Pesach), but I can't find a source for it now. Can anyone provide a source? (The sauce would be a light ...
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Dairy that you have to wait 6 hours after eating it

Which dairy is considered sharp and requires you to wait 6 hours afterwards, prior to eating meat?
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If Jews don't eat cheeseburgers, why did Abraham serve a calf with milk?

Genesis 18:8 (JPS): And he took curd, and milk, and the calf which he had dressed, and set it before them; and he stood by them under the tree, and they did eat. Looks like Abraham and 3 ...
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Why isn't eating milk with chicken kosher?

I remember learning that the reason you don't eat milk with beef is because you shouldn't cook a calf in its mother's milk. However, when you are dealing with two different species, this same logic ...
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So you ate dairy after meat. Now what?

Whatever your tradition for waiting between meat and milk, let's say you forgot you were fleishig, and now realize that you have just eaten milk within your traditional waiting period. What are you ...
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Is Pork, Camel, and the like Fleishig?

If one somehow consumed meat of a non-kosher species such as camel or pork (e.g. life-threatening illness, or by accident), does s/he become Fleishig? Why or why not?
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Does Neveilah/Tereifah make you Fleishig?

Another question asks whether meat of a non-kosher species (Behemah Temeiah or Hayah Temeiah) makes one Fleishig (considered to have eaten meat, so cannot eat milk). My question then is about kosher ...
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Bracha levatalah vs waiting between meat and milk

If I make a ברכה on a Hershey bar, and before I eat the food, I realize I am Fleishig, what do I do? (assuming I have no other food around?)
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How much does one have to eat to become Fleishigs?

Is there a minimum amount of meat or chicken required to be eaten in order to change one's status to being "fleishig" (i.e. so that he would have to wait before eating dairy)? [same question can be ...
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Sleeping between meat and milk

I have heard in the name of the Chasam Sofer that if one sleeps after eating meat that they can be lenient in the amount of time one would normally wait between eating meat and milk. Is this written ...
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Eating dairy after pareve on meat equipment?

If I eat hot pareve food that was made on meat equipment, is there a waiting period before I can eat dairy? I had always assumed so -- that the heat transfers the meatiness to the pareve food -- but ...
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Cooking nat-bar-nat food in an opposite-type pot

The Star-K writes: If one ate pareve food that was cooked in a fleishig [=meat] pot, one is not required to wait six hours before eating dairy. However, one may not eat this food together with ...
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Kashrut of rennet for cheese & Difference between rennet and gelatin

I actually have 2 questions which are related. Traditionally, making cheese involves using rennet, a substance derived from animal stomach. If the rennet is derived from a non-Kosher animal, it is ...
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Is the impossible burger possibly kosher?

According to a recent article in Haaretz: The trail-blazing Impossible Burger, the world’s only kosher cheeseburger, created sustainably, is now officially on the Orthodox Union’s kosher database ...
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Why is milk with meat not kosher?

I've recently read (again) the verse "לא תבשל גדי בחלב אמו", meaning, "Do not cook a young goat in its mother’s milk". How did anyone get from that, to "Don't eat meat with milk at all"?
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Why is chicken "meat" (with regards to basar bechalav) and an egg not?

Why is chicken considered meat but fish is not? Also, why is an egg considered pareve? And if we can eat chicken eggs, why can't we eat caviar (fish eggs)?
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Waiting Less Time on Shavuos

My family has a minhag to wait less time (3 hours as opposed to 6) between Meat and Milk on Shavuos. I was wondering if this has a written source? [or if not, has anyone else heard of it?]
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Waiting after meat and milk

If someone eats a mixture of meat and milk, does he need to wait before eating more meat or milk?
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Waiting Between Meat & Dairy According To The Geonim

It seems as though the Geonim - although disparate and diverse in their opinions on many issues - seem to be rather united on the understanding of the Gemara on the subject of waiting after meat ...
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Does eating a parev item cooked in an oven with meat make you meaty?

If I cook (e.g.) roasted vegetables in an oven whilst at the same time cooking a chicken in a different shelf, would eating the roasted vegetables render me meaty? There are several factors that need ...
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Can steam make one Fleishigs?

If I go and lean my head over a pot on the stove, open my mouth wide, allow the steam that's rising to enter my mouth, and then swallow it (don't try this at home), does that give me a status of being ...
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Getting Married With Different Customs

B'H I'm getting married in a few months and my fiancée waits 3 hours between meat and milk and I wait 6. In general, does a wife take on all the customs of her husband? In my example, would she have ...
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Milk and Meat of Non-Kosher Animal Species

Is cooking milk with the meat of non-kosher animal species the same problem as cooking milk with the meat of kosher animal species? In other words: can a Jew cook milk with a non-kosher animal ...
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Why is fish and milk permitted but not poultry and milk?

E.g. Chicken and milk is forbidden, but fish and milk is permitted. (Some Hassidim and Sefardim do not mix fish and milk as I understand it). If going off the common answer of not to confuse chicken ...
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Bagging meat with milk

Two different supermarket cashiers have expressed mild surprise at my willingness to put cold, packaged meat and cold, packaged cheese in the same shopping bag, explaining that other Jewish customers ...
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Time dilation and waiting between meat and milk

Suppose Ploni eats some meat. He then gets in a spaceship and accelerates to some significant percentage of the speed of light for a short trip into outer space, and then returns home. At the time ...
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Meat מן with milk מן

My kid asked: If the man could be whatever food one wanted, could one eat milk-man after meat-man? (And the same can be asked, but stronger, about cooking or eating the two types together.) I ...
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Looking for a sefer to help prepare for smicha

I am currently learning hilchos taaroves and will soon be moving on to basar bechalav and melicha etc. in preparation for getting smicha. I have looked around and found countless (literally countless) ...
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Animals Created By Sefer Yetzirah

The Malbim explains that someone created a calf using Sefer Yetzirah, and it could then be eaten with milk. What is it about the animals created from Sefer Yetzirah which make it permissible to eat ...
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Is human flesh considered fleishik?

Are humans fleishik or are they on a different level? If I were to have a cut in my mouth, would that make me fleishik?
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What's up with this pasuk in mishpatim?

The Chumash in Shemot 23:14 begins describing the three regalim: Pesach, Shavuot, Sukkot, in that order. In Pasuk 17, the Chumash begins again with Pesach and Shavuot. Instead of listing sukkot again ...
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Was chicken originally considered pareve? If so, when and why was this changed?

I heard that chicken was originally considered pareve in the Bible, because it is a type of fowl (i.e. like fish it is pareve, as it is not 'meat'), and that only later was it changed to be meat ...
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Cooking meat and milk on the way to burning them

If someone cooks meat and milk together at a very high temperature, so that they will be burned to ash, in the time that it takes from getting the ingredients to a hot temperature to the point that ...
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Sources for 3 hour time limit (not Rb. Yerucham)

The main textual source for the minhag of waiting three hours between eating meat and eating milk is Rabeinu Yerucham. However, it appears to many that the "ג" in there is actually a typo and it ...
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What defines "hard cheese" [duplicate]

I grew up with the minhag that after "hard cheese", one must wait for 15 minutes before one may eat meat. However, the question often arises as to what qualifies as such in terms of halacha and minhag,...
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Cloth and meat and milk

Does cloth retain meat and milk after it is washed? I was thinking that instead of ceramic or plastic plates, we could eat off of woven disks.
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Is it prohibited to derive benefit from a mixture of milk and meat if the animal was improperly slaughtered?

Is it prohibited to derive benefit from a mixture of milk and meat if the animal was improperly slaughtered? Assume the animal slaughtered, like the milk-giving animal, is kosher, but the slaughter ...
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Permissible to consume something from milk dishes while still fleishig

Is it permissible to consume something hot from milk dishes if one is still fleishig from a meat meal?
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Can parve food cooked in dairy pot be served on a meaty plate?

Can parve food cooked in dairy pot be served on a meaty plate? Note that the parve food is served chilled after it was refrigerated in a parve container. EDIT: The food is a parve drink with kosher ...
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Should milk plates be separated from the table cloth where plates with meat are usually?

I use different plates for meat and for milk based food, and I never put them together: I am careful when I wash them and when I cook. I read in the Shulchan Oruch that, when two people are eating, ...
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Milchig / Fleishig Arrangement

When designating which sink in a kitchen is Milchig and which is Fleishig, is there any preferred method for which should side should be which. (Eg left meat and right milk, or vice versa)? What about ...
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Synthetic unkosher meat?

Suppose tissue identical to that of a pig could be created synthetically (with kosher ingredients) in a science lab. The meat would be completely indistinguishable from pig meat, but it would never ...
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Avoiding accidentally eating cheese

Whether one waits 6 hours, 3 hours, 1 hour, or somewhere in between, it is a common occurrence to find people mistakenly eating milk/cheese/yogurt too soon after meat. It seems like a problem that ...
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Finding Meat After 6 Hours

Suppose you wait 6 hours (or more) and then realize you have a small piece of meat stuck in your teeth: Do you have to remove it before eating dairy? [assuming you have to remove it] Do you have to ...
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Orthodontics and period between eating fleischig and milchig

Since orthodontics often impose many artificial little crevices and wires and generally make one more susceptible to having bits of food stuck in the mouth for extended periods of time, is it ...
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Kissing when one person is meaty and the other is milky

I know that someone cannot eat milk immediately after meat and vice versa. Is it ok for two people to kiss if one person has just had meat and the other has just had milk? Do they, perhaps, need to ...
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Milk After Fowl

If eating milk and chicken is only a rabbinical prohibition, why don't we find that we are more lenient with regards to it. For example, why don't we wait less time between eating chicken and milk? [...
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Waiting six hours when chicken became meat

Poultry was once not considered fleishig. If someone had eaten chicken immediately before the rabbis decreed that poultry was fleishig, would he have had to wait his customary number of hours before ...
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