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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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, […]
322. People Whose Kashrus Standards are Unknown
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46:21 If we don’t know what degree of kashrus a person might observe, we may not purchase from him wine or other foods that might be non-kosher. However, if one is a guest at this person’s home, one may eat unless he has reason to suspect the food might not be kosher. 46:22 One should […]
321. Separating Kosher and Non-Kosher
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46:19 If cheese or other foods are in the possession of a non-Jew, even if they are sealed or marked kosher, if we don’t know who sealed them, they may not be eaten. 46:20 We must be careful that a Jew and a non-Jew do not cook in two pots next to each other, one […]
320. Kosher Signs on Packaging
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46:17 If one sends an object in a sack, the sack’s stitches must be on the inside (so that the sack cannot be tampered with). The sack must be tied closed and sealed. 46:18 If one sent an animal or bird that was ritually slaughtered or other kosher items using a non-Jewish messenger and it […]
319. Changing Utensils Between Meat and Dairy
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46:15 The practice is not to kasher dairy utensils for use with meat, or vice versa. (See Mishnah Brurah 509:25 for a discussion of opinions in this matter. If one kashers a utensil for Pesach, he may incidentally switch it from meat to dairy or vice versa – MB 451:19.) 46:16 If one sends wine, […]