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Rav Shlomo Zalman Aurbach held that grapejuice or wine ices is not downgraded brachawise and one should make a borei pri hagafen. Text:


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This is actually a machokes rishonim, and machlokes haposkim [a dispute among the commentators]. The root of the question is: Do we say that when I make a bracha, it goes on all the food I am going to eat? Or does it really only go on the food I am holding and intending to eat first, and the rest of the food only is "dragged along" with the first ...


The laws of eating meals on Shabbat are well-known and don't appear to be the core of your question, in any case Kitzur Shulchan Aruch (KSA) 77:16 provides a good overview. The same KSA in siman 103 provides a number of relevant rules regarding meals on Yom Tov. I picked a number of them but it is good to read the original. Just as it is a mitzvah to honor ...


This whole concept points back to Lev. 11:43: אַל-תְּשַׁקְּצוּ, אֶת-נַפְשֹׁתֵיכֶם, בְּכָל-הַשֶּׁרֶץ, הַשֹּׁרֵץ; וְלֹא תִטַּמְּאוּ בָּהֶם, וְנִטְמֵתֶם בָּם. "Don't eat any of these creepy-crawlies ... you will become impure due to them." The word venitmeitem is spelled missing an alef. The simple reading is that it's the same, tamei. From a strict ...


See Shulchan Aruch O.C. 442:9 : חמץ... שייחדו לישיבה וטח אותו בטיט מותר לקיימו בפסח: Chometz which was designated to sit upon (like a chair) and is plastered over, is permissible to keep over Pesach. The Mishna berura (442:42-44) explains that the chometz being discussed is edible chometz (As opposed to the earlier cases of burnt or spoiled chometz). He ...

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