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If a Jew cuts an onion with a cold milchig knife, May they cook or eat it with meat

According to Halacha, after cutting an onion with a cold milchig knife, may it be cooked or eaten with meat? Does the taste (טעם) transfer to the onion even if it’s cold?
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Opening champagne on Shabbat - untwisting the metal

Somewhat related to this question. (Open bottles shabbos) In order to open champagne bottles one first has to untwist the metal tie. "Everybody" seems to open champagne on Shabbat - and the ...
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Does chinaware need Tevilat keilim

According to Halacha, does chinaware need tevilat keilim when it is bought by a Jew from a gentile or no? Is this question a machloket amongst the different poskim?
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May Jews cut extra vegetables when slicing for immediate eating on Shabbat

Halacha permits Jews to cut vegetables on Shabbat for immediate consumption, my question is, if a Jew is doing this anyways, are they allowed to cut extra vegetables (more than they are going to ...
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Were "pachim ketanim" particularly desirable utensils?

Were "pachim ketanim - small vessels" particularly desirable in the time when we were careful for tumah and taharah as the Gemara Bava Kamma (25b) says they are impervious to tumah of a zav? ...
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Do cooling racks need to be toiveled?

Similar to but different from this question, do cooling racks need to be toiveled?
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Do you need to have separate meaty and miky glasses? [duplicate]

Is there any reason whatsoever to use different glasses, i.e., for hot milk beverages, and glasses used for a meaty table, as opposed to just washing them in between?
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What is the Kashrut status of Sefichim harvested during Shmita?

There are a good number of articles online which explain the boundaries around produce grown and harvested during the Shmita year against halachic parameters, but not what happens if one cooks with it ...
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Can a volcano, geyser, or hot spring become treif?

All of these things are at a constant hot temperature. If a pig (or substance used for idolatry, like Yayin Nesech or idolatrous water) falls (or is intentionally placed) into one, can you drink or ...
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Is one allowed to dine in a home where pots are kosher but not toiveled?

What would be the halachic course of action if one is invited for a meal on shabbos to a family who are shomer shabbos and kosher, but readily admit that they never toiveled their pots/dishes? Is it ...
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Can one carry a pocket knife on shabbos?

If one is used to carrying a pocket knife during the week, is it ok to carry one on shabbat? For some more background, assume it is a spring-assisted or "button knife" but not generally ...
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Kashrut- steam from meat

If steam from a cholent pot condensed on the cover and then the liquid from the cover fell onto a pareve container, is the container now meat?
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In the middle of cooking, someone realises the pot they are using was previously used for non kosher food

If someone accidentally starts to cook kosher food in a pot that was used to cook non-kosher food, but the pot wasn't used in 24 hours, may the person let the food finish cooking?
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Does a knife sharpener need to be considered kosher or kashered?

Does a knife sharpener need to be kosher? Would I need separate sharpeners for milchig and fleishig knives? Does it to be treated like any other kitchen utensil and need kashering?
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Is immersion of utensils (tevila) valid before koshering (hagala)?

dinonline (here) writes that The hagalah [koshering of non-kosher utensils] should be done before the tevila [immersion in a mikve]. Are there other sources saying so? Are there sources saying ...
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Is it a problem to rest a hot meat pan on a table, remove it, and then immediately after rest a hot dairy pan on the same spot?

Is it a problem to rest a hot meat pan on a table, remove it, and then immediately after rest a hot dairy pan on the same spot? I've heard from a rabbi that if the table/countertops is a little bit ...
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When does a pot/pan need to be toveled?

If I buy a pot/pan with intention to only use it a few times and then discard it (away on vacation and no intention of bringing it home) does it need to be toveled?
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Why do unfinished wooden utensils have a different law than unfinished metal utensils?

In Keilim 12:8, we see that unfinished wooden utensils with a receptacle are susceptible to tumah, except those woods whose properties make the utensil unusable. ‮... כל גולמי כלי עץ טמאין, חוץ משל ...
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How does tumah work in the sale of an oven between a householder and a baker?

The mishnah at Keilim 5:5 describes the susceptibility to tumah of an attachment to a pottery oven (translation from Sefaria): ‮מוסף התנור: של בעלי בתים טהור; ושל נחתומין טמא, מפני שהוא סומך עליו את ...
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why were the measurements of the kiyor not given?

the measurements of all the other utensils in the mishkan are provided except for those of the kiyor. why were the measurements of the kiyor not given?
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Tvilas keilim in winter - better in river or lake? (if no mikva around)

In a situation where it's winter and two options are available, is it better to toivel in a river or in a lake? Which option is preferable? Both the river and lake are "medium large". When I ...
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