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Is animal fats cooked with dairy issur hanaah

According to Leviticus 7:24 forbidden fats from non shechita’d animals may be used for any purpose but eating. Therefor is it permissible to cook them with dairy and/or sell them mixed with dairy? Or ...
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Seperating gelatin and dairy

According to poskim who hold gelatin is only as kosher as the animal whose bones are used (with whom I don’t personally agree) does the same meat dairy separation Halacha apply? Or is there leniency ...
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Does a woman who gives her eggs become yoledet

In Leviticus 12:1-4 it states that a woman is impure for 7 days after birth, known as Yoledet. This is a status with similar rules to niddah. My question is, does this Halacha apply to a woman who ...
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What constitutes by their means for tzedakah

The Halacha is that Jews should give as much charity that reflects their means. My question is, how is “by their means” defined? Is it a specific percentage of their income, how much value their money ...
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Is virtual presence considered Bikur cholim for the sick

Is looking at a sick person through zoom or another video camera service considered “visiting” then for the purposes of the mitzvah of Bikur cholim? Or no, does it have to be physical presence to ...
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Does the prohibiting of Kilayim apply to hydroponics

According to Halacha, does the prohibition against Kilayim, mixing different types of vegetables/grafting different types of trees together apply if they are grown on hydroponics, or no? Would it be ...
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If Jews make an oath to not do mitzvot which are normally required after an action, is it binding

Inspired by the answer to this question, is it valid for Jews to Make an oath to prevent themselves from performing mitzvoth which proceed from their choices, for example vowing to not do ...
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Do Talmid chachamim or parents get first priority

According to Halacha, which takes precedence, honoring a Talmid Chacham, or honoring parents? For example, if a Talmid Chacham ask a Jew for something, and a Jew’s parent requests something else, ...
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May one eat limb of a living Ben pekuah

According to Halacha, Jews and non-Jews alike are prohibited from eating the limb of a living animal as one the noahide laws, known as Ever Min Hachai. My question is, is there no prohibition of Ever ...
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Is Gid Hanasheh issur hanaah

According to Halacha, is Gid Hanasheh considered issur hanaah, prohibited to benefit from, or merely prohibited to eat? Or is it similar to non kosher meat which is generally prohibited to make a ...
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Are partially cooked foods subject to bishul/Pat akum

According to Halacha, are foods which are otherwise subject to bishul/pat akum laws (particularly if one is normally stringent with them) that are partially but not fully cooked by a gentile ...
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How long is one Fleishig after eating something cooked with meat

According to Halacha, how long is one fleishing after consuming something that is typically pareve cooked with meat? For example, if someone ate vegetables that were cooked in a beef soup, are they ...
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Can men have women shave their peyot/beard

According to Halacha, 2 of the three negative commandments that don’t apply to women are shaving Peyot and shaving the corners of beards. My question is, is it permissible for a Jewish man to ask a ...
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Does Shaimos’s sanctity applied to sculpted names

There is a prohibition in Halacha of erasing one of the Hebrew names of Hashem, known as Shaimos. My question is whether this only applies to normally written or printed names or also names sculpted ...
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Stocks of mostly gentile owned banks with mostly gentile clients

In Halacha, it is prohibited for Jews to give their money to gentiles to lend at interest to other Jews (Tosefta Bava Metzia 5:8). However, if a majority gentile-owned bank has a majority gentile ...
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Is working different species non agriculturally allowed

The Torah in Deuteronomy 22:10 prohibits plowing two different species together. My question is, is it permissible to have two different species work something that isn’t for the purpose of plowing to ...
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Is shechita done by Jews with prosthetic arms valid

According to Halacha, is shechita done by Jews with prosthetic arms kosher and valid? The reason I ask is that shechita has to be done by Jews: machine shechita is generally not valid. But in this ...
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Do non-glass cups/straws have to be kashered after use?

In Halacha, is there a requirement for non-glass cups or straws to be kashered after being used? For example, if a Jew is fleishig, can they drink out of a non-glass cup (or with a straw) which was ...
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Does Orlah apply to hydroponic grown trees

Apparently it is possible to grow trees in hydroponic systems. I am curious, according to Halacha would fruit grown from hydroponic grown trees be subject to the laws of Orlah? Or since they are not ...
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Minor as a mohel

According to Halacha, is it permissible for a minor (under bar mitzvah) to serve as a mohel and do Brit Milah? What about B’dieved? The reason I ask is because some Poskim hold a woman can serve as ...
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Does reishit hagez apply to chutz Laaretz sheep brought to eretz Yisrael

There is a dispute in Tractate Chullin regarding whether Reishit Hagez (the commandment to give the first shearing of the flock to a Kohen) applies in the Diaspora like it does the Land of Israel. My ...
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Do you have to honor parents’ demand for Chumra

According to Halacha, do you have to honor your parents’ demand for you to observe Chumrahs? In the rule of Kibbud Av Veim, do parents have the right to tell their children to observe stringencies ...
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Are women obligated in the positive commandment of remission on Shemitta?

According to Halacha, Jews are supposed to remit the debts of other Jews every 7 years during the Shemitta year, which has a positive commandment and a negative commandment (aseh sheba and lav sheba). ...
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May a Jew Benefit from non-Toiveled utensils

According to Halacha, is it permissible for a Jew to benefit from selling non-Toiveled utensils to non-Jews or no? For example, if Jews decide to buy up the rights to a silverware company that sells ...
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If a Sefer Torah is ripped, what should be done with it

According to Halacha, if there is a sefer Torah that is ripped, do you have to spend money to get it fixed, or throw it out in Geniza, or throw it out without Geniza? Is there no requirement to fix it ...
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What defines “disgusting food” in Halacha

According to Halacha, one is prohibited from eating “disgusting” foods in a prohibition known as Bal Teshaktzu. My question is, how does Halacha define disgusting food? What are the criteria that ...
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Can a Kohen refuse Pidyon Haben money

According to Halacha, first born (naturally born) Jewish non-kohen/non-levite boys need to be redeemed to a Kohen through Pidyon Haben. My question is, can a Kohen refuse the 5 Shekels at the Pidyon ...
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Minimum size for door to be obligated in mezuzah

According to Halacha, what is the minimum width and/or height for a door to obligated in a mezuzah? Is it any door, or does it have to be a specific size? And if it has to be a minimum size, what is ...
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Is honeydew (secretion) kosher

Honeydew is a sugar rich secretion of certain types of bugs. Since these bugs are otherwise non kosher, is this considered non kosher as well, or are they kosher similar to honey?
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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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Are hydroponics obligated in Maaser and Terumah

According to Halacha, are crops grown in hydroponics in Eretz Yisrael obligated in the laws of Terumah and Maaser? Or no, since it is grown off the ground in hydroponics systems is it exempt?
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Does brain death count as death for animals and ever min hachai

According to Halacha, is Brain death in animals considered death for the purposes of Ever Min hachai? So could a brain dead animal have its limb removed and eaten for noahides? Obviously Jews have to ...
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Where is the rule of mesorah for birds derived from

I’m curious in Halacha how our sages derived the requirement that for a bird to be kosher it had to have a mesorah? In Tanakh it doesn’t clearly say this so where does this requirement come from?
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What Bugs are common in Wheat & spelt?

BH I know one of the common insects found in lettuce are called aphids although what are the common bugs found in Wheat & Spelt? My teacher told me to watch out for little black dots on them ...
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How is Sugar kosher?

BH How is sugar kosher? Someone told me that when they make sugar they use different ingredients to separate the sugar from everything so how is the whole process kosher after getting past all the ...
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Are Jews allowed to benefit from Chukot Hagoyim

According to Halacha, is there an issue with a jew having Hanaah, benefit from the sale of items of Chukot Hagoyim to gentiles? So of course it can’t be idolatry, but can they sell items to gentiles ...
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Is there a certain size where bugs are not required to be checked?

BH Is there a certain size that bugs don’t have to be checked anymore because they’re too small and if yes what is the size? And what is the source of this size?
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Is it true the Rebbe said you have to have trust when checking For kashrut?

BH Have been checking for Kashrus recently a lot and one guy told me that the Rebbe said there is a point in Kashrus that you have to trust in Hashem that the food is kosher. Is this true and if yes ...
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Is it true that if you Blend bugs in a mixer Bidieved it’s ok to eat? [duplicate]

BH I heard there is a Halacha if you make a milkshake from fruit and there was a bug inside bidieved than you your allowed to drink from it because a blended bug is not considered a real full bug that’...
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Using depilatory cream during mourning

Inspired by this question I was curious if it is permissible to remove hair with depilatory cream when mourning. The reason is that there is a biblical prohibition against shaving hair (Deuteronomy 14:...
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What chapters are in the Shulchan aruch haRav for Yoreh Deah?

I currently own the Weiss edition S.A haRav (not the all Hebrew one), and I think YD is almost done being translated and published by Kehot. Does anyone know what chapters the Weiss edition Yoreh Deah ...
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If one ate milchig bread, how long is one milchig

If a Jew ate milchig bread, how long do they have to wait before they can eat fleishig again? The reason I ask is because in general if you drink milk as long as you wash your mouth you can pretty ...
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Is carried interest ribbit

In Halacha, is carried interest prohibited as ribbit? For instance say Jew 1 owns an investment management fund, and Jew 2 goes to him, pays for the value of the profit from the stock trading and in ...
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Legitimate reasons for Cherem

According to Halacha, one is eligible for Cherem themselves if they put someone else in Cherem for an illegitimate reason. My question is, what constitutes a legitimate reason for Cherem and what ...
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Is metzitzah b’peh after circumcision ever bal tosif?

According to this article the Talmud explicitly states that Brit milah without metzitzah is valid, and it isn’t an essential aspect of the mitzvah in either the Talmud or the views of major Poskim (...
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What’s the process of checking insects when making wine

BH What’s the process checking for insects when making wine? Is there any videos on this and where does it talk about this in Shulchan Aruch And Halacha?
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Where does it say in Halacha that you can double wrap with aluminum and put in traif oven

BH I heard bidieved if your in situation where you don’t have lechatchila a Kosher oven you can wrap the object in aluminum once and then after 2 times after and after you can eat the food as long as ...
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Where does it say In Shulchan Aruch That Grains don’t need to be checked so much?

BH I’m trying to check Grains in order to make flour and someone told me that grains them selfs don’t need to be checked so much and could possibly fall into the same category as Oranges which I heard ...
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Does anyone know any videos on how to check wheat grains from Bugs

BH Any videos on how to check wheat Grains from bugs before making flour and the type of bugs that could possibly come into wheat grains?
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Bishul akum for canned vegetable soup

According to Halacha, the general requirement for Bishul akum would be if the food is eaten cooked instead of raw, and is fit to be eaten at a king’s table. Would vegetable soup, which is eaten cooked,...
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