Halacha Tag: hot

Maliach Kroseach – Salting is Equivalent to Cooking

The Gemara in Chullin (97b) says that a salted food is considered as if it is hot. In order for food to be considered salty enough that it is as if it were hot, the food must be too salty to eat. This level of saltiness, Rashi explains, is not that it is inedible, rather […]

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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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Transferring Taste

If two items (food or utensils) touch each other, they do not absorb taste from each other without a catalyst. One possible catalyst is heat. There are many different ways to produce heat in halacha; cooking, roasting, baking, and so on. As an aside, this is the reason that we use separate pots for meat […]

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