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Kashrut with very costy salt?

First of all, meat can be eaten raw (unsalted, unroasted, un-anything, straight from the carcass) after just rinsing it (YD 67:2). Regarding salting, a non-trivial number of rabbinic authorities (...
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Kashrut with very costy salt?

See OU.org that broiling is an alternative method for Koshering meat. The Torah forbids the consumption of the blood of an animal. The two accepted methods of extracting blood from meat, a ...
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Are "Kosher Salts" Kosher?

Salt in and of itself is inherently Kosher. In most consumer and industrial applications, no kosher-sensitive ingredients are added to salt, so it can in fact be used without Kosher certification. "...
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Why dip the challah in salt?

Great question. I myself have had this question and looked it up, and I found the article Why Do We Dip the Challah Bread in Salt? to be very interesting. To sum up what's written there: It's dipped ...
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Kashering frozen meat

Rabbi Kaganoff quotes the following authorities and their rulings. Minchas Yaakov Responsum #14 at end quoted in Be'er Hataiv 69:8, Pri Megadim Sifsei Daas 69:60 both say that frozen meat may only be ...
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Why Do We Need A Special Limud To Allow Salting Meat On Shabbos?

Rashi in Menachos 21a ד"ה דם שבישלו says that salting blood is like cooking it, based on the rule of מליח כרותח, that salting is like boiling. The Ran in Avodah Zarah (38b in dapei haRif, ד"ה גרסינן) ...
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Prior to placing the meat on the altar in the Temple, was it "kashered"?

Any meat that was burned on the altar was dipped in salt and then put straight on the fire. It was unrelated to the laws of kashering, as we also put straight blood on the altar! For instance Rambam ...
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Salt Water With Karpas

What else do you put on your salad besides salt water? That's what the word salad means after all! Oh a vinaigrette, you say? Indeed Tosfot (Pesachim 114a) and others (and ruled in the Shulchan Arukh ...
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Do any modern day halachic authorities permit salting vegetables?

Rabbi Sh'lomo Zalman Auerbach is cited in Sh'miras Shabas K'hilchasah (1979 edition, chapter 11 footnote 6) as saying that cut tomatoes are not included in the category of "foods commonly preserved by ...
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Kashering frozen meat

The Kitzur Shulchan Aruch in סימן לו - הלכות מליחה writes: סעיף ה': בָּשָׂר שֶׁנִּקְרַשׁ מֵחֲמַת הַקֹּר, צְרִיכִין לְהַשְׁגִּיחַ שֶׁיִּפָֹּשֵר, אֲבָל לֹא יַנִּיחוּהוּ אֵצֶל תַּנוּר שֶׁהֻסָּק. ...
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How to salt a chicken at home?

Something which has actually been skipped is the fact that the water used to wash it and soak it before salting must all be cold. If the meat comes in contact with hot water the halachah is that the ...
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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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Salt on the table at Pesach seders

It seems that there are various customs. This article says that the Chaba"d Rebbe's custom was not to dip the matzah in salt. However, note 308 mentions that the Shelah cites that the Ari z"l's custom ...
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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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what sources discuss dipping challah in both salt and honey or only honey during rosh hashanna?

Levush 583:2: .ומנהג אשכנז מטבילין פרוסת הבציעה בדבש The custom in Ashkenaz is to dip the piece of bread into honey. Note that he makes no mention of dipping into salt in addition to the ...
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Salt on the table at Pesach seders

There is no prohibition about having salt on the table during seder according to the minhag of Chabad. This follows what the Rebbe writes in the Haggadah on page 38 beginning with the words: ...
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Prior to placing the meat on the altar in the Temple, was it "kashered"?

Meat that is grilled directly on a fire does not need to be soaked and salted. This is particularly useful information for those with restrictions on salt intake as they can still eat meat without ...
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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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