Halacha Tag: hagala

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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Types of Materials

There are a few categories of material that have their own distinct halachot when koshering utensils. Metal, Stone, Bone, and Wood Metal, stone, bone, and wood can all be koshered (שו”ע או”ח תנא:ח). Cheres – Pottery The Torah (ויקרא ו:כא) writes וכלי חרס אשר תבושל בו ישבר – pottery which the Bnei Yisrael captured in […]

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Frying Pans

There is a dispute amongst the Rishonim regarding frying pans. The Rashba (תורת הבית, בית ד שער ד) writes that since many times when using a frying pan the oil burns out or the pan has very little oil in it, it is as if the pan was used for roasting and would require libun […]

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Kli sheini – Hagala

Once food or liquid is transferred from a pot to a second dish, the status of the food changes. It is now in a kli sheini, a second utensil. The Rama (או”ח תנא:ב) rules that a utensil that was used in a kli sheini requires hagala. The Shach (יו”ד קה ס”ק ה) questions the Rama […]

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Kli Rishon – Hagala

The pot or vessel in which one cooks on the fire is called a kli rishon. Pots, and any utensil that gets used in a pot while it is on the fire, require hagala in a kli rishon (שו”ע או”ח תנא:ה). This includes a spoon for stirring a pot, a ladle for serving, or a […]

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Chametz

There is a dispute among the poskim if the beliot of chametz have the status of forbidden food or permitted food when a utensil is being koshered for use on Pesach. The chametz is most certainly forbidden on Pesach, however, since it is not yet Pesach, how do we treat the chametz? Is it permitted […]

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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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Hagala

Hagala means using boiling water to pull out the beliot in the utensil. Since there is a rule of k’bolo kach polto – whichever method of cooking was originally used to put the beliot in the utensil is the method that can remove the beliot. The type of cooking used for hagala can differ from […]

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Introduction to Koshering Utensils

There are different materials that a utensil can be made out of. Some materials can absorb taste – beliot, and some cannot. If a utensil has beliot that one wishes to remove, the utensil needs to be koshered. The Torah writes (במדבר לא:כב-כג): “אך את הזהב ואת הכסף את הנחשת את הברזל את הבדיל ואת […]

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Pots and Pans

When one cooks meat in a dairy pot (or vice versa), if the pot has been used in the past 24 hours with hot dairy, the meat that was cooked in it is biblically prohibited, and the pot needs to be koshered. If the pot was not used in the past 24 hours, it is […]

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