Halacha Tag: ben yomo

Ben Yomo – Hagala

The Rama (יו”ד קכא:ב) writes that the custom is to do hagala only when a utensil is not a ben yomo – not used in the past twenty-four hours. There are two reasons for this custom. One reason is that we don’t want a person to mistakenly do hagala on a meat utensil and dairy […]

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Heter vs Issur

If the beliot in the utensil were from permitted foods, like kosher meat, then hagala is always enough to remove the beliot. This works even by beliot that were absorbed through direct heat because the beliot are not yet forbidden, so one merely needs to weaken them enough that they cannot become prohibited later on. […]

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Pickling in Utensils

There is a dispute amongst the poskim about the status of a utensil that was pickled with a forbidden food. The Shach (יו”ד צח ס”ק יג) writes that the utensils can absorb the taste of the forbidden food through pickling. The Taz (יו”ד קה ס”ק א) rules that utensils absorb very minimally from pickling, and […]

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Charif – Sharp Food

When the food that one is dealing with is sharp or pungent there are three big changes in the general halachot of the kitchen. 1: Sharp food can sometimes cause a transfer of taste without heat. 2: Sharp food can make taste from a eino ben yomo have the rules of ben yomo. 3: As […]

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Ben Yomo

A pot which has had hot food in it within the last 24 hours is called a ben yomo. If it did not have hot food in it within 24 hours, it is called an eino ben yomo. The taste of food that was absorbed in a pot changes from within 24 hours to after […]

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