Questions and Answers Category: Food of Non-Jews

Bishul Akum in Pots

If a goy uses your keilim to cook kosher food, in which case the food is bishul akum, is the kli now also a problem?

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Pat Akum In School

I am a pre-school teacher in a Jewish school, where some of the teachers are Jewish and others are not. We bake challot for the kids in our toaster ovens on Thursdays as part of their Shabbat party. This week, one of the non-Jewish teachers baked the challot. What is the status of the challot and the toaster ovens?

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Bishul Akum

If one goes to a restaurant, and the goy cooks the food with the mashgiach just turning on the fire (Ashkenazi standards) can a Sephardi eat food that is cooked from this utensil in the future (he requests that a jew will stir the food for him). Since the utensil was already cooked with only a goy in the past, it needs to be koshered?

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Cleaning Lady Refilled Urn

My cleaning lady refilled our water urn- is it ok? Or I need to take out the plug or put different water in? And does it matter if she actually put the plug in?

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Chalav Yisrael

I put kosher milk in a glass cup. However this kitchen (family) is “halav Israel”. What should be done?

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Bishul Akum For Sefardim

Kvod harav, what’s thie halacha of bishul akum for Sfardim, Am I not allowed to go out to eat if a goy puts meat on the grill although a jew turned the fire on?

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Chalav Akum for Dietary Needs

Kavod Harav, if one is stringent on chalav yisrael and he needs to use a diet food program to lose weight however the diet food program only gives out food that is not chalav yisrael, can one be lenient only for the time he is on this program to eat oud nutrients bars, etc.?

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