HaShoneh Halachos emails include two halachos per day, seven days a week (emails for Shabbos and Yom Tov are sent in advance). Material is based upon the Kitzur Shulchan Aruch, with occasional elucidation from the Mishnah Brurah abd other sources. The text is not a direct translation but a paraphrase into easy-to-read, conversational English.

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332. Cutting Through a Worm in an Apple
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46:41 It’s not uncommon to find tiny insects in preserved fruit, gathered around the top of the jar. These should be extracted, along with some of the fruit, until all the insects have been removed. 46:42 If someone cuts a piece of fruit and ends up cutting through a worm as well, he must wash […]
331. Checking Vegetables
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46:39 Many types of vegetables can be infested with a variety of different insects. The idea that singeing the vegetables in fire is effective in dealing with this is a mistaken notion. Some fruits and vegetables can have so many insects that they cannot be adequately checked; it is advisable to avoid such produce. Fruit […]
330. Insects in Flour
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46:37 It is not uncommon to find large insects in flour and similar products. It is sufficient to sift the flour with a sieve that is fine enough to catch the bugs. If there are tiny insects, sifting would not be sufficient. If one has grain that has insects in it, an authority must be […]
329. Checking Fruit
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46:35 Any fruit that normally gets insects while it’s still connected to the tree is permitted twelve months after picking because any bugs that might have been in it will have disintegrated sufficiently by then not to pose an issue. However, it still might get bugs after picking, so it should still be checked and […]
328. Insects in Fruit
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46:33 If vinegar becomes infested with insects, it cannot be fixed by filtering. The tiny bugs that may be found in vinegar can pass through the cloth and filtering actually makes the situation worse. This is because the bugs that grow in this environment (the vinegar) do not become forbidden until they are removed from […]
327. Filtering Water
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46:31 If it is known that there are insects in a well or a river, the water must be filtered before drinking. If one cooked with this water without filtering it, the food he cooked may not be eaten. One may also not use this water to soak meat or wash other food. 46:32 When […]
326. Fattened Geese, Preserving Fruit
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46:29 In some places, non-Jews who raise geese pierce them under their wings so that the flesh will swell and the birds will appear fatter. In such a case, an authority must be consulted in order to determine whether or not the bird is kosher. Similarly, if an animal becomes ill from overeating, it might […]
325. Capon
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46:27 If fat or milk runs on the floor of an oven, it must be heated to red hot in order to kasher it. This is called “libbun.” 46:28 Capon (which is a castrated rooster) may be eaten because we rely on the non-Jew who castrated it possessing the requisite skill to not damage the […]
324. Baking Dairy Bread
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46:25 Dough should not be kneaded with milk because the bread might end up being eaten with meat. If one did make the loaf with milk, it is forbidden even to eat it by itself. This is a preventive measure instituted by the Rabbis in order to prevent it being eaten with meat. If the […]
323. Not Stunning an Animal for Slaughter
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46:23 It is completely prohibited to stun an animal or bird before ritually slaughtering it for food. In fact, if an animal falls, we may not slaughter it until after it “shakes it off” and we see it walk four cubits properly on its own. 46:24 In the summer, it is common to find small, […]