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Is it Bishul Akum if a gentile boils non potable water?

In general there is no prohibition of bishul akum with water since its form and taste do not change through cooking. Star-K for instance writes Foods whose form and taste do not change through ...
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Bishul akum on a dish whose ingredients are all eaten raw

Indeed when the majority of ingredients in a dish can be eaten raw, the food is exempt from bishul akum OU Kosher gives the details here Shulchan Aruch (Y.D. 113:2) says that if a non-Jew cooked a ...
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Bishul Akum with Electricity

This exact view is cited here in his name. The reason given is that the action of "lighting" such an oven only sends a short pulse to activate the electric heat, but the electricity which ...
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Donald Trump's Hamburger

As you pointed out from Rabbi Heinemann, it would only apply if this was served at a state dinner, which this was certainly not. According to other Poskim, who take "Oleh al Shulchan Melachim" ...
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Oleh Al Shulchan Melachim: Taking food from one country to another

The Ben Ish Chai Chukas 2:12 brings from R’ Chaim Vital and others that in this case it would be prohibited: אפונים שקורין בערבי "חומץ" (חומוס) שקלו אותם הגויים כתב רבנו הרב חיים ויטל ז&...
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Does Bishul Akum follow the rules of the location of cooking or eating?

From Halachapedia [originally https://www.ekollel.com/what-is-mashgiach]: If a non-Jew cooks a food which is edible raw then it is permitted even if it is shipped to a country where it is not eaten ...
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Are partially cooked foods subject to bishul/Pat akum

OU Kosher answers your question (here) and states it is a dispute between Ashkenazi and Sefaradi poskim Rav Yosef Caro (Shulchan Aruch YD 113:9) writes that if a nochri [non-Jew] cooks food to the ...
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Bishul akum for canned vegetable soup

R Moishe Dovid Lebovits answers your question (here, p. 17) A soup which contains food that is edible raw is obviously not subject to bishul akum (such as broccoli, fruit or mushroom soup). It would ...
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Is there any qualification required to obviate bishul akum?

Without intent: As you pointed out in the question, the Shach (10) and Taz (8) both argue with the רמ"א, which is what we would follow. This is true the other way as well, if a non-Jew turned on the ...
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Does Bishul Akum Apply To Half-Siblings

First of all Bishul Akum Food cooked by a gentile applies even if there is no worry of intermarriage Rema Yore Dea 112,1: אסרו חכמים לאכול פת של עובדי כוכבים, משום חתנות. (ואפילו במקום דליכא משום ...
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Does any Sefer / posek state clearly that the cooking of a Mechalel Shabbos is not considered bishul akum even lechatchila?

I just emailed this question to a friend of mine and I received the following response: בפתחי תשובה (יו״ד רסי׳ קיב וסקי״ג) בשם התפלה למשה, ובפרי מגדים (שם סקי״ב בשפ״ד סק״ב) – פסקו לאיסור. וכן בקצור ...
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How do hashgachot certify large brands with regards to bishul akum?

The fire can also be lit remotely, as discussed here https://judaism.stackexchange.com/a/57318/33522 However, as noted there, the Star-K does not agree that this method is halachically valid. The Star‑...
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How do hashgachot certify large brands with regards to bishul akum?

For foods where bishul akkum applies, meaning foods that are not edible raw and are oleh al shulchan melachim (important enough to be served at a king's table/fancy event), there is indeed a Jew ...
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Does Bishul Yisra'el have to be a "direct" lighting?

The Ramah in Shulchan Arch Yoreh Deah 113/7 write that some say it makes it Bishul Yisroel.
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Cooking meat on Shabbat using Kinetic energy, or non-conventional ways

R Daniel Braude (Learn Shabbos, pp. 120ff) writes that it is only cooking if using a heat source and if it is the normal way of cooking. Since "meat slapping" doesn't have a heat source and ...
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Is non-Jewish cleaning help allowed to prepare her own food in a kosher microwave?

You are seemingly asking whether a non-Jew cooking in a microwave would make the utensils non-kosher. There are sources that show this is not the case R Yitzchak Yaakov Fuchs (in Hakashrut, p. 590) ...
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Is non-Jewish cleaning help allowed to prepare her own food in a kosher microwave?

If the food she is cooking falls under the rules of Bishul Akum then it could be a problem, since food that is Bishul Akum is assur to eat. It makes the keilim assur by being bolah issar food. In ...
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