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I read a responsum years ago that said that if the gift giver feels he would not consume the item due to a personal chumra and the recipient would (e.g. I keep pat yisrael and you don't, here's a nice kosher pat palter loaf of bread) it was fine, but if there was doubt as to whether the item was actually kosher (e.g. I don't trust Octagon-K and think their ...


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I believe you are asking two sub-questions Is there an advantage to saying hamotzi over two full loaves? If that is the case, can one borrow bread from a neighbor to say hamotzi even if not eating the bread? On the first question SA OC 274:1 writes that when saying hamotzi, one must be holding two whole loaves or rolls. The challot should ideally be full, ...


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