Halacha Tag: heker

Restrictions While Eating

One Table When a couple eats together, they need to have a reminder that they are in a state of niddah, and that the meal should not become overly romantic. It is forbidden for the couple to eat together at one table without a heker.[1] A heker is anything with a little bit of height […]

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Heker (Reminder) When Eating at One Table

A heker is something which makes something clear to people who see it. In regards to this halacha a heker is something on the table that reminds one not to eat the wrong food (שו”ע יו”ד פח:ב). If there is a heker on the table, it is permitted to eat meat at a table which […]

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Heker (Symbols) to Permit Marat Ayin

A heker is something which makes something clear to people who see it. In this halacha, a heker makes it clear to the observer that the food they see cooking or being eaten is not a forbidden mixture of meat and dairy. If one wishes to cook meat in a dairy substitute, or vice versa, […]

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