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317. Eating Meat After Dairy
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46:11 If one ate cheese or other dairy products, he can eat meat immediately afterward as part of a different meal. (He need not bentch in between. – Mishnah Brurah 494:16.) He must first check or wash his hands to make sure that they are they are free of any dairy. He must also clean […]
316. Waiting Between Meat and Dairy
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46:9 One who ate meat, or even a dish cooked with meat, should not eat dairy for six hours. (Different customs exist as to the exact period of time one must wait.) This is true even if one merely chewed meat for a baby and did not swallow any. Even if one waited the requisite […]
315. Separate Utensils
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46:7 One must also be careful not to eat from the same loaf of bread for both dairy and meat. It is likewise customary to have separate dishes for salt, one to use with meat meals and another to use with dairy meals. This is because people sometime dip their food into the salt and […]
314. Meat and Milk
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46:5 One may not eat, cook or derive any benefit from a combination of milk and meat. If any food or utensil becomes contaminated by a meat-and-milk combination, an authority must be consulted for direction. There are a variety of factors that determine whether or not benefit is prohibited in a given case. 46:6 Two […]
313. Blood from One’s Own Mouth
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46:3 If one bites into a loaf of bread or some similar type of food and his gums bleed onto the food, the piece that got blood on it must be cut off and thrown away. If one’s gums are bleeding, he can suck it because only blood separated from the body is problematic. He […]
312. Bloodspots in Eggs
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46:1 Blood that is found in eggs is forbidden and may render the entire egg forbidden. When cooking with eggs, we are therefore required to check them first. (Regarding modern, commercially-produced eggs, see Igros Moshe Yoreh Deah 1:36) 46:2 Fish blood is permitted but one may not collect it in a vessel. If one does […]
311. Women and Minors
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45:22 If women ate with men who are obligated in a zimmun, the women also become obligated and they must hear (and answer – MB 199:17) the blessing of the zimmun. A minor is not included in a zimmun until he has reached the age of thirteen years and one day. He may then join […]
310. Overhearing a Zimmun
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45:20 If one who didn’t eat hears others making a zimmun, when he hears the leader say ‘”Let us bless the One of Whose bounty we have partaken,” he should answer “Baruch u’mevorach Shmo tamid l’olam vo’ed” (“Blessed is He and blessed be His Name, continuously until eternity”). If they are bentching with a minyan, […]
309. Who Forms a Group?
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45:18 At large gatherings with many diners, one should choose someone with a powerful voice to lead bentching so that everyone can hear. If it’s not possible for everyone present to hear the leader, the diners should bentch in smaller groups of ten each. (If this will be too noisy and the host will object, […]
308. One Who Bentched On His Own
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45:16 If three ate together and one of them forgot and bentched on his own (or even did so intentionally – Bi’ur Halacha 194:1 s.v. “shachach”), the other two can still form a zimmun after he finishes. Even though he already bentched, he should respond “Blessed is the One of Whose bounty we have partaken.” […]