Halacha Tag: marat ayin

Marat Ayin – Suspicious Activity

Our Sages forbade cooking or eating anything that looks like it might be a mixture of meat and dairy, even if it really is not. For example, one would not be allowed to eat a fake cheeseburger, or cook meat in soy milk. The reason behind this prohibition is referred to as marat ayin. It […]

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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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