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233. Frozen Meat
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36:4 If one soaks some meat and then cuts a piece in two, he must wash the place of the cut thoroughly before salting. 36:5 Meat that froze must be thawed before it can be soaked and salted. It should not, however, be placed near a heat source to make it thaw quicker. In pressing […]
232. Soaking 24 Hours
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36:2 If someone forgot and left meat soaking in water for twenty-four hours, both the meat and the utensil in which it was soaking become forbidden. If liver was left soaking for twenty-four hours, an authority must be consulted. 36:3 On Fridays, when one is pressed for time, and under other such circumstances, one may […]
231. Salting Meat
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35:9 If one makes bread for Shabbos but forgot to separate challah on Friday, outside of Israel* he may eat the bread on Shabbos so long as a large enough portion is left over so that challah may be separated from it after Shabbos. This size is enough so that challah can be taken and […]
230. Who has Priority?
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35:7 It is questionable whether or not dough that was made with eggs or fruit juice require challah to be taken. It is therefore advisable, while the dough is being kneaded, to mix in a liquid that definitely requires it, such as water, milk,* bee honey, wine or olive oil. These definitely require that challah […]
229. Dough for Cooking
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35:5 After Pesach, when yeast for dough is purchased from non-Jews, we must be sure to separate a larger quantity of challah than there was of yeast. 35:6 One who makes dough to cook or to fry should separate challah without saying the bracha. If he made even a small portion of the dough for […]
228. Separating Challah from Pesach Matzah
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35:3 When matzah is baked for Pesach, even though each dough does not contain enough flour to require that challah be taken, when the matzos are all gathered together in their box, they are considered a unit and the unit contains enough to require challah. All the matzos should be placed inside the box; if […]
227. Separating Challah
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35:1 Dough from the five species of grain (that is, wheat, rye, barley, oats and spelt) must have a portion called challah separated from it. Before separating challah, we recite the blessing l’hafrish challah, that God commanded us in this matter. One then takes an olive-sized piece of the dough and burns it in fire. […]
226. Receiving Charity
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34:15 One should try to avoid needing to accept charity, preferring to go without things than being dependent on others. The Talmud in Shabbos (118a) says that it’s better for a person that his Shabbos meals should be like his weekday meals than to have to seek aid. Even a great Torah scholar should accept […]
225. Giving Properly
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34:13 One should try to give charity privately rather than publicly as much as he is able to do so. If possible, one should donate in such a way that he doesn’t know who the recipient is and the recipient doesn’t know who the donor is. At the least, one should not brag about the […]