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What's the Bishul Akum heter for hard-boiled eggs?

These eggs are cooked by boilers that run constantly. The OU ensures that when the boiler needs to be restarted, it is done with a Mashgiach. Source: I heard it from a Rabbi who asked the OU and got ...
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Saying ביצה versus ביה

The Magain Avraham (O.C. 156) quoting the Yam Shel Shlomo says that it is to not say something disgusting (and it should be said in general, not specifically about the Mesechta name). The Teferes ...
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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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Is one allowed to eat a fertilized chicken egg at any time of the chick's development?

The answer to this is no. such an egg is not kosher as can be seen from Kosher Eggs The prohibition of eating blood applies even to the smallest drop of blood, and thus any blood spots found in ...
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What's the Bishul Akum heter for hard-boiled eggs?

This is the response I received to my query from the OU. Dear Gershon, Thank you for contacting the OU. They are bishul yisroel. Please do not hesitate to contact us again should you have ...
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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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If the majority of organic and/or free range eggs contain blood spots, why are they certified kosher?

As observed in the comments -- egg farmers "candle" an egg by shining a bright light through it to check for blood spots. This works better with white eggs, which are more translucent than brown ones. ...
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Hardboiled eggs and salt water at the Seder

since rama in 575 says we do not salt the matza on seder night we need to fulfill the custom of always having salt on the table. al kol karbanecha takriv melach. since the egg represents the korban ...
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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?

An earlier Jewish source is found in the writings of the Arizal in a sefer called Otzrot Chaim. In Shaar Hanekudim pereck aleph page 5 (amud aleph) [in the old editions]. The Arizal mentions the Bat ...
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Ostrich eggs in Shul?

I have seen a shul with it! here is a picture https://i.imgur.com/LPob3Hr.jpg
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Can one move egg shells on Shabbos?

If the shells are fit for consumption by a kind of animal that is common in the area you're in [or, I assume, that you own a specimen of], then they are not muktzim. (Sh'mira Shabas K'hilchasah 20:27.)...
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Bishul Akum and Scrambled Eggs

“Daily Halachah” by Rabbi Eli Mansour states: The Ben Ish Hai lists a number of common foods that are subject to this prohibition, including rice, truffles and eggs. Even though one could drink ...
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Saying ביצה versus ביה

1) The reason I have heard is that it is a matter of etiquette. בצים is a Hebrew euphemism for testicles, so some people, especially chasidim, are careful to use the Aramaic word for egg instead. 2)...
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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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If the majority of organic and/or free range eggs contain blood spots, why are they certified kosher?

Here it says About 25-30% of brown eggs, irrespective of brand, typically have what are referred to as pigment or protein spots next to the yolk or floating in the albumen. If you look very ...
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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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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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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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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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If the majority of organic and/or free range eggs contain blood spots, why are they certified kosher?

The OU has an article addressing spots found in eggs. Of note, it says: Today, however, the only concerns are maris ayin or dam beitzim (a small amount of blood from a broken blood vessel in the hen, ...
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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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Hardboiled eggs and salt water at the Seder

Sefer Hatodaa page 98 mentions that there are those that do so and those that do not. My families Minhag, which I have never seen or heard of elsewhere is to make egg soup. This is done by mashing the ...

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