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Category: Food & Kashrut

Birkat HaMazon and the Oral Torah

by Rabbi Dov Linzer Posted on August 2, 2018

Sefat Emet teaches that those who were to enter the Land of Israel would be the beginning of the Oral Torah – the taking of the Divine word and interpreting it and applying it to the lived reality of their lives. …

May My Toddler Drink Milk When She is Eating Meat or Is Treif Food Bad For Your Soul?

by Rabbi Dov Linzer Posted on April 12, 2018

QUESTION:  My daughter recently turned one year old.  For children of her age, it is recommended that they consume 16 ounces of whole milk a day.  It is hard to get my daughter to drink milk when she is not eating. …

Midnight Approaches and I haven’t Eaten the Afikomen

Kyra Young (Posted on March 28, 2018)
From the Lindenbaum Center for Halakhic Studies

This teshuvah is the fifth in a new series of teshuvot related to the yamim tovim. Each teshuvah is introduced with a small biography of the author, and teshuvot are chosen to reflect a diverse range of halakhic approaches featuring pre-modern and modern poskim from different geographical areas.…

Meat and Milk Mix-Ups

by Rabbi Dov Linzer Posted on February 8, 2018

Sally added tomato sauce to a milkhig soup, and then discovered that the tomato sauce did not have a hekhsher and contained meat! She called the company and found out that the meat content was approximately 5%. She knows that she has to kasher her pot, but she wants to know if she has to throw out the soup or can she give it to her doorman?…

Playing God: The Theology of Genetic Engineering

by Rabbi Haggai Resnikoff Posted on May 12, 2017

  How do the Torah and rabbinic sources view the idea of genetic engineering, specifically as it relates to plants? The following sources are meant to prompt a discussion regarding this question. 1. VaYikra 19:19 אֶֽת־חֻקֹּתַי֮ תִּשְׁמֹרוּ֒ בְּהֶמְתְּךָ֙ לֹא־תַרְבִּ֣יעַ כִּלְאַ֔יִם שָׂדְךָ֖ לֹא־תִזְרַ֣ע כִּלְאָ֑יִם וּבֶ֤גֶד כִּלְאַ֙יִם֙ שַֽׁעַטְנֵ֔ז לֹ֥א יַעֲלֶ֖ה עָלֶֽיךָ׃ You shall observe My laws.…

Eating the Placenta: A Halakhic Option?

Rabbi Dov Linzer (Posted on March 22, 2017)
From the Lindenbaum Center for Halakhic Studies

Further on Waiting Times After Eating Parmesan Pizza

Rabbi Ysoscher Katz (Posted on January 5, 2017)
From the Lindenbaum Center for Halakhic Studies

Meat After Parmesan On Pizza

Amy Pollak (Posted on December 8, 2016)
From the Lindenbaum Center for Halakhic Studies

Composting Within An Eruv

Amy Pollak (Posted on November 23, 2016)
From the Lindenbaum Center for Halakhic Studies

Buying Non-Kosher Food

Rabbi Dov Linzer (Posted on August 5, 2016)
From the Lindenbaum Center for Halakhic Studies

Snow for Tvillat Keilim

Rabbi Dov Linzer (Posted on July 26, 2016)
From the Lindenbaum Center for Halakhic Studies

Roast Marinated in Wine

Rabbi Dov Linzer (Posted on July 26, 2016)
From the Lindenbaum Center for Halakhic Studies