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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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How to Kosher sea water?

BH After you separate the water from the salt if you want to take sea water from the ocean and drink it whats the process of filtering that you have to get to actually drink the water that the water ...
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Does beer need to be Yashan

According to Halacha, is one allowed to drink beer made with Chadash grain (does beer need to be Yashan)? Let’s assume for example this is from a Jewish farmer in Israel and you know it was planted at ...
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Bitul and gid hanashe

According to Halacha, can Gid Hanashe be nullified according to the laws of bitul (nullification of non kosher if it’s 1/60 or less in a meal)? Or is it similar to Chametz on Pesach which can’t be ...
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Can Jewish owned animals have tattoos?

If a Jew owns an animal, are they permitted to give that animal a tattoo? I would imagine this is permitted, but are there any opinions it is not allowed on the principle that a Jew shouldn’t do ...
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Swallowed medicine hechser

Does medicine which is swallowed (either dry or with water), but not at all chewed need a kosher hechser? Is there a responsa on this?
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Rubber be kashered

Can rubber be kashered? From what I understand, to be kashered something has to be heated up in boiling hot water, in the case of rubber, I don’t believe it can absorb and retain heat internally. If ...
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Pulse feeling in ancient times

The Shulchan Aruch Y.D. 195:17 (Harchakos Niddah) rules: אם בעלה רופא אסור למשש לה הדפק: הגה ולפי מה שכתבתי דנוהגין היתר אם צריכה אליו דמשמש לה כ"ש דמותר למשש לה הדפק אם אין רופא אחר וצריכה אליו ...
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May a man shave pubic hair on the grounds that it’s practical?

I heard and read in some places that there is an exception to lo yilbash; that being practical usage/practice. Shaving pubic hair helps lower sweating, risk of fungal infection, chafing, etc.; in ...
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Shimush in Hilchos Niddah

Which Rabbanim or Bottei Horaah offer shimush in Hilchos Niddah? I’m looking for a more formal program where you can sign up and there’s a schedule, testing certification etc. Or, a private Rav who ...
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What is the Sefer Darchei Teshuvah about?

I heard about a sefer (book) called Darchei Teshuvah by Rabbi Tsvi Hersh Shapiro. What is the purpose of the Sefer? What is the story behind the author? There’s not much about it on Google.
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Is fair-made lemonade kosher?

I was at a fair the other day and there was a stand selling lemonade with just pressed lemons and cane sugar water. The stand was also making deep fried dougnuts and cold brew coffee. Does the ...
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Good shiur on Issur Vehetar for semicha?

I'm looking for clear and concise shiurim on Issur Vehetar that gives a summary of the Shulchan aruch with Shach and Taz to aide in my smicha studies. I see there are many shiurim on yutorah but I ...
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Benefitting from desecrated tombstones

We learn in Sanhedrin 48a: ת"ש נפש שבנאו לשם חי מותר בהנאה הוסיף בו דימוס אחד לשם מת אסור בהנאה הכא במאי עסקינן דרמא ביה מת Come and hear! A tomb built for a man still alive, may be used. If, ...
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English translation of Tur Yoreh Deah

I am looking for a translation of the Tur's Yoreh Deah, specifically siman 335. I have not been able to find a translation online anywhere. Sefaria has some of it, but not that siman. Thank you for ...
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Understanding ט"ז in יורה דעה קפ"ב

Does anyone have any idea, what does the Taz in Yoreh Deah 182:1 mean? I see the Hagohas haTaz tries to elaborate, but I really don’t understand that either. Is he trying to differentiate between ...
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Wearing special clothes in public while in niddah- isn't this a lack of tznius?

The gemara in Ketubot 72a tells us that women wore special clothes when they were in niddah, and thus all the neighbors would know when a woman was in niddah ("הוחזקה נדה בשכינותיה"). This ...
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Stainless steel valid shechita knife that wasn't used for 3 days

The Simlah Chadasha (Siman 18 Seif 16) writes that if a knife with a Chazaka was held unused for three days - and one then slaughtered with it (without checking if it is smooth) and then lost it, that ...
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Reversing the status of a treif animal

The gemara in chullin 55b brings from the mishna that an animal remains kosher if the lower jaw was removed. Rabbi Zeira qualifies this law by saying that the animal is only kosher if it can be fed by ...
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Why are the halachot of Ribit (interest) in Yoreh Deah

The halachot of ריבית seem to be a monetary issue having to do with borrowing, lending, and general business issues. As such it seems like they should be in חושן משפט, but they're not - they're in ...
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Can one engrave on a utensil bought from a non jew to avoid the need for tevilla?

Yahu made the following comment on the question posed as "Electric Appliances and Mikva" "Breaking does not mean that it can not work. As long as what you are doing affects the vessel ...
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Is it allowed to say the country name "El Salvador"?

שולחן ערוך יורה דעה סימן קמ''ז says that it is forbidden to even mention the name of an עבודת כוכבים. Assuming that "Jesus" counts as this, is one allowed to say the name of the country "El Salvador"? ...
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Are all fish in Tanach merely called "דג"?

A friend of mine told me that with the exception of the Leviasan, everything we might colloquially call "fish" nowadays are merely called "דג" (or "דגה" if its female) in Tanach. I asked several ...
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Explanation of מיגו דהאי לאו דאיסורא הוא דהאי נמי לאו איסורא הוא

The Shulchan Aruch in Y.D. 110:7 writes (based on Zevachim 74a and 77b, as explained by Rashi): דָּבָר שֶׁאֵינוֹ בָּטֵל מֵחֲמַת חֲשִׁיבוּתוֹ, כְּגוֹן בַּעֲלֵי חַיִּים וּבְרִיָּה, וַחֲתִיכָה ...
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Did Bach ever respond to Taz's criticisms?

There are numerous places in the Taz where R' David HaLevi Segal criticizes the opinions and writings of the R' Joel Sirkis (Bach) - who just so happened to be his father-in-law. See for example the ...
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Who can be subjugated for acting out of line?

Shuchan Aruch, Yore Dea 267:15: People who do not act in line — it's permissible to subjugate them by force and be served by them. I see nothing in the commentaries on the page (in the standard ...
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Hard Boiled Eggs

I heard second hand that one can eat hard boiled eggs on pesach, even if they were cooked in a not kosher l'pesach pot (presumably non-ben yomo?). Is this true? If so, why? Would one consequently be ...
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Is a klipa davuk?

There are many places in the realm of kashrut where something may become forbidden kedei klipa (just the edge is asur). For those who hold by isur davuk (as isur which is attached to something else - ...
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Buying pre-cut ginger

May one use ginger root that is sold pre-cut? For context, I am curious about how the rules of davar charif might apply here. It seems to me that ginger would be a davar charif, so if it is cut with ...
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When and why did the custom that a Nidda hides from the public that she is a Nidda start

I understand that in the past it was not hidden from the public that a Nidda was a Nidda, as they wore special clothing. As we see the רע"ב's explanation in the Mishna in Kethubot 7:6 ...
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What happened to Siman 168?

If you look in the Tur Yoreh Deah Siman 168 (so too the Shulchan Aruch), you'll notice that there's nothing there. Was it lost sometime in history? It looks like the Shulchan Aruch also didn't have ...
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How do we determine whether a dish is clean?

There are situations in which the question arises in halacha (specifically, the laws of kashrus) whether a piece of flatware or a dish is clean — by which I mean whether it lacks any remnant of ...
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What makes something a davar charif and is there a canonical list?

This question asks if Beer is a davar charif based on the hops being bitter. I was very surprised at the premise because charif means sharp, not bitter. I also vaguely recall seeing a list of 5 items ...
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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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Relying on the tasting of a Jewish chef

In Yoreh Deah (Hilchos Issur V'Heter) we learn about the laws of relying on a chef ("kefelah") that is a goy to help determine if there is the taste of food that might be prohibited inside of a ...
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Standing up for an older person or Talmid Chacham who is already sitting down

When an older person or Talmid Chacham walks into a place where you are sitting, you must stand up for them (or least "rise" a little from one's seat.) - see Yoreh Deah 244:1. If someone was ...
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Can pledged cash be exchanged for other cash?

Authorities like the Or Zaru'a have been so stringent as to say that even mental pledges are binding when it comes to gifts to the poor. Many less extreme opinions hold that verbal pledges of the same ...
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What makes something "worthy of being honored"?

When a piece of meat is in a mixture that should nullify it, we don't consider it nullified if it is ראוי להתכבד, or "worthy of being honored", something you would serve to a guest. Is there some kind ...
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How far does Chaticha Naaseh Neveila go?

Someone cooked an article of food in his kitchen in 2000. In 2010, he discovered that it was treif Gamur. Between 2000 and 2010 he changed all his cutlary, plates, etc. so that nothing that he owns is ...
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The Rambam's Nekudah Neflah (נקודה נפלאה)

I heard two people learning about Issur Kolel and Issur Moisif. They kept talking about the Rambam's Nekudah Niflaah. What is it?
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Are בישול on Shabbos and בישול of Meat and milk the same?

Are the qualifications for being called בישול (cooking) the same for Shabbos (e.g., frying is a question in Halacha if it is recognized as Cooking to say אין בישול אחר בישול - there is no such thing ...
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Can something be kashered by putting it in a cold pot then bringing it to a boil?

Normally the way a spoon would be kashered (in most circumstances) is taking a pot of boiling water, then dropping the spoon in. Instead, could I put a spoon in a pot of cold water, then bring the ...
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Can meat ever be both "treifa" AND "neveila"?

I'd always assumed that if a cow died of any cause other than proper shechita (kosher slaughter), the meat is neveila. If it died by kosher slaughter but had already been seriously injured or ...
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Kosher Quizzing [closed]

What is it that you have two items one thing that starts off Kosher and ends up non Kosher by putting something that starts off non kosher and ends up Kosher?
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