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Is there such a thing as a kosher replacement for the egg on the Pesach plate?

The Gemara (Pesachim 114b) tells us what different amora'im held one should eat in fulfillment of the two cooked dishes, and so obviously there are kosher alternatives (though maybe not the option of ...
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Is there such a thing as a kosher replacement for the egg on the Pesach plate?

Mishnah Pesahim 10:3 states: הביאו לפניו מצה וחזרת וחרוסת ושני תבשלין They bring before him matzah, lettuce, haroset and two cooked dishes. As we will see, these 'two cooked dishes' are what ...
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Ostrich eggs in Shul?

The Etz Chaim Synagogue in Chania, Crete has ostrich eggs hanging from its main chandelier (can be seen here).
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If eggs have a hechsher, must you still check them for blood spots?

First of all raw eggs do not need a hechsher according to CRC, Denver Vaad HaKashrut and others. The presence of a hechsher on the box does not appear to be a factor in two major treatments of the ...
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Ostrich eggs in Shul?

I have seen this in the Syrian Ades עדס shul in Nachla'aot, Jersusalem. Apparently, it was a custom in Syria to do this. It is hanging from the ceiling in the Ades shul.
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Shiluach haken on injured birds

Yes, and it applies even if the kosher spicie bird is definitely treiffed. See SAY"D 292:1 The sending of the nest is only practiced with clean birds, even if the mother is torn, and even if ...
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Caged hens, and other seemingly cruel farming methods

It seems that if the only profitable way of raising the animals/chickens is by making smaller enclosures for them, while we should encourage the animal owners to try and treat the animals the best ...
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Caged hens, and other seemingly cruel farming methods

The basic answer is that Rav Moshe Feinstein (among others) forbade treating animals in this way. However, if someone violates the isur of tzaar baalei chaim, the animal itself does not "become ...
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Can one still send away a bird if one does not need its eggs?

According to the Medrash Tanchuma you shouldn't.
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Ostrich eggs in Shul?

I have seen a shul with it! here is a picture
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Is a soft boiled egg fully cooked?

Rabbi Ribiat in "The 39 Melochos" volume 2 page 595 based on Rabbi Shlomo Zalman Auerbach quoted in Shemiras Shabbos K'Hilchasa Chapter 1 note 148 says that it is questionable whether one may place a ...
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Eggs in Salt Water at the Seder

I found it. It's an Ibn Ezra in Shemot 8:22. ולפי דעתי כי אנשי מצרים בימי משה היו על דעת אנשי לנדיא''ה שהם יותר מחצי העולם וכלם הם בני חם ואינם אוכלים בשר עד היום. גם דם וחלב ודג ובצים. Meaning ...
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Mixed Raw Egg Left in Fridge

One of the poskim in Baltimore told me that his mesorah is to follow Rav Chaim Pinchas Scheinberg z"tl who wasn't machmir for the gemara b'dieved. (The Rav also mentioned it's still considered fine l'...
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Torah view on the Chicken or the Egg?

the chicken came first, then the egg adam created when he was age 20, also דא"ר יהושע בן לוי כל מעשה בראשית (לקומתן) נבראו לדעתן נבראו לצביונן נבראו שנא' (בראשית ב, א) ויכלו השמים והארץ וכל צבאם ...
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Torah view on the Chicken or the Egg?

The Talmud in Rosh HaShnanah 11a brings the opinion of Rabbi Yehoshua ben Levi that all the animals were created in their mature form. So according to him the chicken came before the egg.
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Using pan and utensils

I found the answer. Since eggs are pareve its ok. Nothing has to be kashered. Also, since scaled fish with fins, as sardines are, are not meat, as long as the pan is never used for meat, its a pan ...
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when are the 'extras' (simanim) eaten at the seider, eggs and pomegranate?

As you mention, possible symbolism of eggs are discussed in a different question and answer set, to which you linked. As for pomegranate, this seems to me to be a likely allusion to the poles of ...
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Can dew really make an eggshell fly?

First off, I would assume that the concept here would be kinda like a hot air balloon. However, I do know someone who tried, but it didn't work. (that doesn't really mean much, because there are so ...
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Why a Beitzah on the Seder Plate?

My personal favorite explanation is due to the Chatam Sofer: The egg represents the Jewish people. Most foods become softer as they are cooked. But the egg becomes harder. So it is with the Jewish ...
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