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Why must challah be tamai when it is burned?

A Star-K discussion of challah states: If one bakes without using any water, but rather bakes using only fruit juice or vegetable oil, a bracha is not recited and one cannot burn the Challah. Due to ...
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May Jews have non-Jews/minors make dough with their ingredients to be Petur from challah (if they own the dough)

According to Halacha, is it permissible for a Jew to give their eggs/flour to a gentile or a minor Jew to knead so they are exempt from Terumat Challah (when the jew still owns the dough)? So if a ...
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Chanah Earned Shmuel Through Niddah, Challah, and Ner Shabbos?

Dinonline quotes the Hagahos Maimonos (Zeraim, 30) who suggests Chanah earned a son like Shmuel HaNavi because she was so careful with Niddah, Challah, and Ner Shabbos. I can't find this Hagahos ...
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Minimum amount before obligation of Challah

How much bread does one have to be baking for it to be obligated in Challah? Does it depend Ashkenazi vs. Sephardic? Sources much appreciated please.
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Why does a Kohain (or Kohain's wife) take challah? [duplicate]

It is a mitzvah to take challah from dough before baking when making the requisite amount of bread. All Jews are obligated in this mitzvah. When the Temples were still standing (may this be the ...
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Source for the allowance of the throwing out hafrashas challah

In the Sefer Practical Guide to Kashruth page 101 notes that the proper disposal of the hafrashas challah is to burn it (brought in the Shulchan Aruch and Maharil). It then notes that when burning is ...
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Why does dough containing a small amount of terumah become exempt from challah?

Challah 3:1: נִדְמְעָה עִסָּתָהּ עַד שֶׁלֹּא גִלְגְּלָה, פְּטוּרָה, שֶׁהַמְּדֻמָּע פָּטוּר.‏ Dough which became medumma [became mixed with terumah comprising more than one-hundredth of its ...
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Wheat brought from the Diaspora to Israel: biblical or rabbinic challah-obligation?

Challah 2:1: פֵּרוֹת חוּצָה לָאָרֶץ שֶׁנִּכְנְסוּ לָאָרֶץ, חַיָּבִים בַּחַלָּה.‏ Produce [grown] outside the land [of Israel] that came into the land is subject to challah. What is the ...
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Hafrashat Challah - Source & Reason

What is the source of this practice? Is it a Minhag or Halacha? What are the reasons it must be burnt?
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The Forty Challah Bakers

Tehilla R. Goldberg wrote in 2012: A common segulah that has gotten very popular in the last 15 or 20 years or so is that of 40 women baking challah for a specific person in need. If there is a ...
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Do contemporary non-Ashkenazim give challah to a kohen in chutz la’aretz?

Rambam Hilchot Bikkurim 5:8 and 5:10 and Shulchan Aruch Yoreh De’ah 322:4-5 rule that in chutz la’aretz one can either: separate two challot, burn one and give the other to be eaten by any kohen ...
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When to make the bracha when separating challah

When should one make a bracha when separating "challah" from a dough? I'm assuming like almost all mitzvas it's to be done "before" the mitzvah. One has the dough prepared in front of them, they make ...
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Covering dough for the blessing on the dough offering

Before reciting the blessing "להפריש חלה..." (or whatever other version) I've seen women remove the mandated size of dough and then cover the rest of the dough prior to reciting the blessing. Is ...
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does the wife have priority in separating challah?

is it true that the wife has priority in separating challah (as it seems from Jewish articles: chabad.org While both men and women are obligated in these fundamental mitzvot, the Jewish woman ...
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What type of baked goods require challah to be taken?

I've only seen people taking challah from the dough if they are baking bread or matzah. I noticed this question that addresses fried dough (e.g. some types of donuts.) Would one need to take challah ...
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What were they thinking following contradictory leniencies in Challah 4:7?

Among other places, the following Braisa appears in Eruvin 6b: לעולם הלכה כבית הלל והרוצה לעשות כדברי בית שמאי עושה כדברי בית הלל עושה מקולי ב"ש ומקולי ב"ה רשע מחומרי ב"ש ומחומרי ב"ה עליו הכתוב ...
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Why can't we have challah in the oven with other food?

I am talking about halachic challah -- the portion taken for the offering. I was taught several times that these days, what to do with it is to burn it to a char in the oven. I also learned that this ...
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What if one forgot to separate the challa?

What if one completely forgot to separate the Challa? Is it still possible to do it after baking? If not, that means the bread is not eligible to be used for Shabbat? Thank you!
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When did the word challa start being used to mean our Shabbos bread?

In the Torah we seem to only find this word associated with Temple related breads. In Rabbinic writings the word challa was the word referring to the amount of dough separated to be given to a kohen. ...
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L'Hafrish Challah with Dough Made by Multiple Women?

I am wondering if small portions of dough, made by separate women in a challah baking class (thus each small portion would be owned by a single woman), can be combined to create the requisite amount ...
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How can chala be taken from baked bread?

I understand that i can take off chala from baked bread. How is this done? Why is there no problem that the taste of the bread (before chala was taken) will be in the oven tray? The bread, before ...
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challah bracha on separate dough balls

I understand a bracha on dough is made if the amount of flour is greater than a certain amount, sourced here. I have a small food processor I use to knead the dough. I plan to make a bunch of dough ...
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Maharshal's position about the status of Kohanim today

R Shlomo Luria, in Yam Shel Shelomo Bava Kamma 5:35, discusses the status of property nowadays declared by its owner cherem for Kohanim. He takes a strong position against the validity of modern ...
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Challah dough that loses its amount

A theoretical question: Someone was making a dough and in the process a large piece fell out from the mixture onto the floor. They had made exactly the right amount in order to take challah with a ...
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May one sell challah to a gentile?

Consider the following scenario. A person left his home in Eretz Yisrael to go to Chutz L'Aretz for Pesach. He remembered before the zman issur in Chutz L'Aretz that there was a piece of challah (...
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Do you take challah from something that will be deep fried?

If the requisite amount of dough is made that would require taking challah if it were baked in the oven, should one take off challah with a bracha if she intends to deep fry the dough instead?
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Is tevel dough muktzah on yom tov?

If one baked bread on yom tov in Eretz Yisroel (from dough kneaded prior to Yom Tov) and relized when the bread was still in the oven that he forgot to take off challah, must the bread then be ...
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Is throwing out challah you were mafrish a violation of bal tashchit?

I'm probably missing something rather simple but a cursory check has not given me a suitable answer -- when someone bakes challah and takes that chunk out to be put aside for a kohen, because the ...
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Burning the Challah portion

What is a practical way of burning the Challah portion that is removed from dough? Wrapping it in foil and leaving it in the oven would produce too much smoke for my house.
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Must I separate challah from pre-made dough?

If I buy ready-made bread dough or pizza dough, do I have to separate challah from it?
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Is there a minimum amount of dough to separate challah without a bracha?

I saw on this website http://www.secretofchallah.com/50708/When-to-separate-challah#opinions that one should not separate challah if using less than 8.5 cups or about 2 lbs. I know there are various ...
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