Halacha Tag: koshering

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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Libun means heating the utensil to the temperature that, if it were made of iron, the utensil would release sparks (שו”ע או”ח תנא:ד, ע”ע לבושי עוז פח:ו). This is usually referred to as libun gamur. Libun needs to be this hot even if the beliot were not absorbed at such high temperatures, because libun works […]

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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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