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That is correct and many observant Jews eat this bread (I lived in France for five years). The same is true for many sorts of plain bread, not just baguette. However one has to check that the oven is only used for plain bread and not for other specialties with cheese or meat, if the supports used in the oven are not covered with grease and if they use the ...


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That's 1K Kosher, under the supervision of R' Menahem Hadad in Brussels, Belgium. They are listed on R' Eydlitz's KosherQuest as reliable, although CYLOR.


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There is a debate, whether its blessing should be borei peri haadamah or shehakol (see also the discussion in Berakhot 37a). The reasoning is that teff is not edible on its own, but you have to grind it and then process it. Therefore, R' Yitzhak Yosef rules citing his father that it should be haadamah, and this is what his followers say: ואם הטף מגדלים אותו ...


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Wikipedia brings the following quote from Rabbi Maimon, father of the Rambam: "אין להקל בשום מנהג ואפילו מנהג קל. ויתחייב כל נכון לו עשות משתה ושמחה ומאכל, לפרסם הנס שעשה השם יתברך עמנו באותם הימים. ופשט המנהג לעשות סופגנין, בערבי אלספינג, והם הצפחיות בדבש, ובתרגום: האיסקריטין, והוא מנהג הקדמונים משום שהם קלויים בשמן, זכר לברכתו" Admittingly, though, he ...


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Rav Matisyuha Solomon quotes a similar episode he heard from Reb Leib Gurwitz about Rav Yeruchem. In response to a maskil that made fun of Torah Jews as "Asher Yotzar people", as if they do nothing but say the Asher Yotzar all day. Rav Yeruchem responded with a long talk about the potential danger involved in bathroom use. He ended by saying that if after ...


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Shulchan Aruch, Orach Chaim 196:1 says that you shouldn't: אבל [צ"ל אכל] דבר איסור אף על פי שאינו אלא מדרבנן אין מזמנין עליו ואין מברכין עליו לא בתחלה ולא בסוף: One who ate a forbidden food, even if it's forbidden only Rabbinically, cannot be included in a mezuman [a quorum for Grace After Meals], and does not recite a blessing before or after eating ...


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Community Wiki - feel free to add suggestions In addition to products mentioned in the OP, here are some suggestions from personal experience as a shopper: Kosher grape juice and kosher wine (made from grapes) are important, as they are typically used for kiddush and havdala. Full-sized matzo (such as this product, where each matzo wafer is 28 grams), as ...


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According to Wiktionary: In Yiddish, פּאַרעוו‎ (parev) is the predicative form and פּאַרעווע‎ (pareve) the attributive form of the adjective. Some speakers familiar with Yiddish use this distribution in English as well, e.g. My mom made a pareve casserole but This casserole is parev.


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All dairy products are forbidden with meat products. The law is that three aspects are forbidden. Meat and milk products (including butter and cheese) may not be cooked together Meat and milk products may not be eaten together Mixed milk products and meat may not have any benefit (such as selling to a non-Jew) I have shown two articles that discuss this ...


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Rashi explains that the reason why one who eats outside is invalid to give testimony is because he does not care about basic dignity. This is clearly not relevant to those who eat in a place where it is quite normal to eat.


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Reminder:Like any library, Mi Yodeya offers tons of great information, but does not offer personalized, professional advice, and does not take the place of seeking such advice from your rabbi. The Shulchan Aruch in O"C 288:2-3 says: י"א שאדם שמזיק לו האכילה דאז עונג הוא לו שלא לאכול לא יאכל:‏ הגה וכן מי שיש לו עונג אם יבכה כדי שילך הצער מלבו מותר ...


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See this question which contains the following: This leads to an interesting paradox -- after an animal was killed, while it is still moving, it is permitted to Jews and forbidden to non-Jews. To understand in detail please read it all.


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According to Wiktionary: In Yiddish, פּאַרעוו‎ (parev) is the predicative form and פּאַרעווע‎ (pareve) the attributive form of the adjective. Some speakers familiar with Yiddish use this distribution in English as well, e.g. My mom made a pareve casserole but This casserole is parev.


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I've been around practicing Jews, including gefilte fish eaters, all my life, and have never heard of such a tradition. Many Jews eat gefilte fish weekly or even more often; many never eat it at all. I've never heard of a practice of eating it specifically on Passover. Indeed, many Jews won't eat any fish — gefilte or other — on Passover. I can ...


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In a lengthy comment on this Talmudic passage in Ben Yehoyada, R. Joseph Hayyim of Baghdad addresses this question. He begins with a different question: how is it possible that R. Nachman was unaware of the law that one must not talk while eating? Furthermore, how could R. Yitzchak respond? The very statement he was quoting forbids making the statement! ...


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There is dispute between Rabbi Yochanan and Reish Lakish if חצי שיעור אסור מן התורה, half measurements are biblically forbidden. According to Reish Lakish, it isn't, and according to Rabbi Yochanan, it is. (See Yoma 74a) Shiurim/Halachic Measurements are something exclusive to Am Israel. There is a prohibition of אבר מן החי, taking the limb of a live animal, ...


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The Pninei Halacha here says: לגבי ברכה אחרונה, בדרך כלל ברכת שני המינים ‘בורא נפשות’. אבל אם יש שם מפירות שבעת המינים, ואכל מכל אחד מהסוגים כ’זית’, אלא שאכלם בתערובת, מחמת הספק יוכל לברך רק על המאכל שממנו הרוב. ואם ירצה לצאת מהספק, יאכל מהמיעוט כ’זית’ בנפרד, וכך יוכל לברך בסוף ‘מעין שלוש’ ו’בורא נפשות’. וראו בהערה הבאה ולעיל י, ג, 4. Regarding the Bracha ...


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I have several suggestions. This is a Gzeira. Which means it does not actually add heat. But if these are allowed, someone may end up using live coals. If the sun was baking any of these items like sand or salt all day long, the sand and salt are indeed hotter than the pot of food and can cook the food by adding heat. Thanks Josh


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Maachalot asurot 2.8 ...ב,ח במה דברים אמורים, בשאכל מהן אחר מיתתן. אבל החותך אבר מן החי מן אחד מהן, ואכלו--אינו לוקה עליו, עד שיהיה בו כזית; וכולן מצטרפין לכזית. אכל אבר שלם מן השרץ אחר שמת--אינו לוקה, עד שיהיה בו כעדשה.‏ 5.1 ואיסור אבר מן החי נוהג בבהמה חיה ועוף--בטהורים, אבל לא בטמאים. ‏ 5.2 ה,ב אחד אבר שיש בו בשר וגידים ועצמות, כגון ...


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In moderation meat isn't bad for you. In this article on the issue, the bottom line is: Unprocessed and properly cooked meat has many nutrients and may have some health benefits. If you enjoy eating meat, there is no compelling health or nutritional reason to stop. God wants us to enjoy in a reasonable fashion!


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Danny provided the Halachic (minimalistic approach) which can be summarized in "חציו לכם" (half of it for your own pleasure) while there's an opposite Hassidic/Kabbalic/maximalistic approach worth to be mentioned. Just as our tables hint on the main altar ("זה השלחן אשר לפני ה'") and our meals to the sacrifices, a man eats his meals on his tables to please ...


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I found in Sefer Devarcha Yair 2:34 who discusses this issue in depth bringing all sources. If you want to see all the back and forth see the teshuvah inside. His conclusion : It is not proper for a Talmid Chacham or Ben Torah to eat in public even if its an area with a small amount of people. So too they shouldn't drink even water in public. For a regular ...


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I don't know if it's allowed on this site but I think the OP needs an answer from an outsider. If this is inappropriate here, please feel free to delete it. If any of it is factually incorrect, please correct it. If any of it is inadvertently offensive, please let me know. (In particular, Turk Hill's comment inspired this; I'm definitely not ridiculing it.) ...


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Most likely due to the fact that first Rav Yitzchak quoted Rav Yochonan when he told told Rav Nachman that one should not talk when eating. Then when he finished eating, he continued to quote Rav Yochanan on another matter (Yaakov lo mes). This is not unusual in shas to string quotes of an amorah together. There are many examples in shas, here is one - ...


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It will sound crazy but I would suggest Rabbi Moshe Trager who is in California. He has done a lot of work in his life with both supervision and actually owning and running a kosher restaurant. He’s a very talented and gifted guy. He may be able to help you in a consulting capacity. He is currently serving as a Mohel in Southern California. This is his ...


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Keep in mind that there are several different categories of non-kosher food. Something like non-kosher beef is a real problem. Similarly, Chometz on Pesach, Yayin Nesech (wine used in idol worship) and meat with milk. On the other hand, food that is not certified as kosher may indeed be kosher or non-kosher in a (relatively) minor way. If you eat non-kosher ...


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A non Jew may not partake in Kodshim as the Rambam writes in Maaseh Korbonos perek 10:9 that one must be pure and be circumcised. However ,they may bring a Korban Olah. כָּל הַקָּרְבָּנוֹת בֵּין קָדְשֵׁי קָדָשִׁים בֵּין קָדָשִׁים קַלִּים אֵין אוֹכְלִין אוֹתָם אֶלָּא הַטְּהוֹרִים בִּלְבַד הַמּוּלִין. אֲפִלּוּ הֶעֱרִיב שִׁמְשׁוֹ וְלֹא הֵבִיא כַּפָּרָתוֹ ...


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So in terms of first promoting physical health: 1) The Ritva on Shavuous 27a says one should avoid unhealthy food. 2) Similarly, the Tur (OC 155) says expressly how it is a mitzvah to watch one’s self to make sure he stays healthy in order to serve Hashem. As far as diet: The Rambam writes extensively about how to eat healthy in the fourth perek of ...


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EDIT: The answer completely revamped First, consult your rabbi, I just offer discussion here. That being said, assuming that the red string is OK to carry and it's a jewelry ("accessory"), question is, are the candies are part of the jewelry - meaning is it "cool" to hang around with candies on your wrist, or is it just a way to carry ...


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I used to hear about tearing for food on Shabbos too many years ago. I once heard Rav Yisra=oel Reisman in his Navi shiur say that people are mistaken when they say that "you can tear on shabbos for food". He said that on Yom Tov we have ochel nefesh but on Shabbos he has no idea when such an erroneous popular idea came from.


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