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Why can't vessels become "chanan"?

Shulchan Aruch Siman 98:5 is seemingly talking about Ch'n'n by keilim. Is it just talking about the bliot in the keilim, or the keilim themselves. There is a three way machloket by Rishonim. The ...
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Why is the halachic equinox at a different time?

The answer comes from a complicated discussion of the different calendar systems. Put simply, due to shifts in the calendar viz a viz the seasons (because the earth doesn't orbit the sun in exactly ...
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Why is a potato cooked in issur not chanan according to the Rema?

Without a reference, it's hard to know exactly what you are talking about. Firstly, Ch'n'n isn't exactly a "new item". We are still talking about taste. The general situation these two ...
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Did the early generations do melacha on Chol Ha'moed?

There is a major machlokes in the Risonim about how to understand that Gemora. (see the Biur Halacha on Oroch Chaim siman 530) Some understand that the melacha on Chol Hamoed is Drabanan with this ...
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What are general principles good for?

The gemara goes on to give an example of a general rule that has an exception, demonstrating that they aren't intended to be reliable ways to derive halacha. Therefore you cannot use a general rule as ...

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