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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254. What Food are Relevant for Bishul Akum?
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38:5 The bread of a Jew that was baked by a non-Jew is more problematic than the bread of a non-Jew. It would be prohibited as bishul akum (food cooked by a non-Jew) unless a Jew participated in the baking, such as by lighting the fire. One must therefore be careful when asking a non-Jewish […]
253. Bishul Akum
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38:3 The Sages only prohibited non-Jewish bread of the five species of grain (i.e., wheat, barley, rye, oats and spelt). Bread made of legumes is not considered bread for this purpose and is not restricted. It is also not restricted because of bishul akum (food cooked without a Jew’s involvement) as it is not considered […]
252. Bread
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38:1 The Sages prohibited eating bread made by non-Jews, though in some places they are lenient in this matter if there is no Jewish baker or if the Jewish baker’s wares are inferior. One may not be so lenient when it comes to the bread of a non-Jew who is not a baker. One who […]
251. Immersion on Shabbos
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37:12 A minor child (that is, under the age of bar or bas mitzvah) is not entrusted with the task of immersing utensils. 37:13 Utensils may not be immersed on Shabbos and yom tov. If one forgot to immerse something beforehand, he may give the utensil to a non-Jew as a gift and then borrow […]
250. The Immersion Process
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37:10 We must ensure, before immersing a utensil, that it is clean and is not coated with dirt or rust. A common discoloration that would not bother most people is not considered an impediment. The utensil must be immersed so that all of it is under the water at one time. If a utensil has […]
249. What Utensils Require Immersion
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37:8 Immersion is only required for utensils that are used for food at a stage of preparation such that it can be eaten immediately after, without any additional preparation. Therefore, the iron tools used to prepare matzah and to cut dough, the needle used to sew stuffed foods, and similar items, need not be immersed. […]
248. Non-Jewish Craftsmen
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37:6 If glassware is made by non-Jews in a factory owned by a Jew, purchasers should immerse these utensils without reciting the blessing. 37:7 If a Jew gave silver or other metals to a non-Jewish craftsman to make into a utensil for him, or to repair a vessel with a leak that keeps it from […]
247. Immersing Borrowed Utensils
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37:4 If a utensil was previously used by a non-Jewish owner in a way that requires it to be kashered with boiling water or fire, it must be kashered before immersion. 37:5 If one borrows or rents a utensil from a non-Jew, it need not be immersed. If one borrows or rents utensils from a […]
246. Immersing Wood or Ceramic
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37:2 Since utensils must be immersed only in a place that is suitable for a woman’s immersion following her monthly period, one should make sure not to immerse utensils in rivers that are overflowing because of rain or melting snow. This is a common problem before Pesach as rivers tend to swell at these times […]
245. Immersing Utensils
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36:28 The practice with poultry is that after the feathers have been plucked, the birds are singed to remove any stray feathers remaining. One must be careful to use only a low flame so as not to scorch the bird. It should likewise be moved back and forth over the fire so that it does […]