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Re: Ask a Lubavitcher Anything
« Reply #2640 on: March 25, 2023, 11:31:28 PM »
For some reason the current models are famously and uniformly terrible with citation (and fact in general)

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Re: Ask a Lubavitcher Anything
« Reply #2643 on: March 26, 2023, 03:56:07 PM »
Erm. What happened to the 2nd half of the game show?
So much for telling me I couldn't see it live, but would be able to watch my son compete on the recording ::).
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Re: Ask a Lubavitcher Anything
« Reply #2644 on: March 28, 2023, 07:35:24 AM »
Did anyone post this already? Couldn’t find any mention about it
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Re: Ask a Lubavitcher Anything
« Reply #2645 on: March 28, 2023, 08:42:03 AM »
Did anyone post this already? Couldn’t find any mention about it
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Re: Ask a Lubavitcher Anything
« Reply #2646 on: March 28, 2023, 09:58:21 AM »
Not putting me out of business just yet


What a long way to say תלוי בהרגש.
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Re: Ask a Lubavitcher Anything
« Reply #2647 on: March 28, 2023, 11:45:26 PM »
I asked some questions and I'm actually impressed

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Re: Ask a Lubavitcher Anything
« Reply #2648 on: March 28, 2023, 11:48:31 PM »
I asked some questions and I'm actually impressed

Then, came this one... Hahaha

User:
Does Styrofoam need toivling?
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According to Jewish law, utensils made of materials that do not absorb impurity, such as metal, glass, and plastic, require immersion in a mikvah (ritual bath) before they can be used for food preparation or consumption. Styrofoam is a type of plastic, and therefore, it would require immersion in a mikvah before it can be used for food preparation or consumption.

However, it is important to note that there are differing opinions among Jewish authorities regarding the exact requirements for immersion of plastic utensils. Some authorities require that the utensil be completely submerged in the mikvah, while others allow for partial immersion. Additionally, some authorities require that the utensil be used for a specific purpose, such as cooking or eating, before it can be considered "used" and require immersion.

It is recommended to consult with a qualified rabbi who is well-versed in Jewish law and tradition for guidance on the specific requirements for immersion of Styrofoam or any other plastic utensil.

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Re: Ask a Lubavitcher Anything
« Reply #2649 on: March 29, 2023, 03:01:56 AM »
It is recommended to consult with a qualified rabbi who is well-versed in Jewish law and tradition for guidance on the specific requirements for immersion.
This advice is good. Nothing like a lack of context...
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Re: Ask a Lubavitcher Anything
« Reply #2650 on: March 29, 2023, 11:34:16 AM »
Then, came this one... Hahaha

User:
Does Styrofoam need toivling?
RebbeIO
According to Jewish law, utensils made of materials that do not absorb impurity, such as metal, glass, and plastic, require immersion in a mikvah (ritual bath) before they can be used for food preparation or consumption. Styrofoam is a type of plastic, and therefore, it would require immersion in a mikvah before it can be used for food preparation or consumption.

However, it is important to note that there are differing opinions among Jewish authorities regarding the exact requirements for immersion of plastic utensils. Some authorities require that the utensil be completely submerged in the mikvah, while others allow for partial immersion. Additionally, some authorities require that the utensil be used for a specific purpose, such as cooking or eating, before it can be considered "used" and require immersion.

It is recommended to consult with a qualified rabbi who is well-versed in Jewish law and tradition for guidance on the specific requirements for immersion of Styrofoam or any other plastic utensil.
Would take it to a new level if it can provide sources

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Re: Ask a Lubavitcher Anything
« Reply #2651 on: March 29, 2023, 12:39:59 PM »
Would take it to a new level if it can provide sources

Too bad it gave me a different and correct answer this time around. But it cited. Anyone can verify the source?

According to Jewish law, utensils made of metal, glass, or earthenware that come into contact with food or drink must be immersed in a mikvah (ritual bath) before they can be used. This process is known as "tevilat keilim" or "toiveling."

However, Styrofoam is not considered a utensil in Jewish law, as it is not a permanent vessel and is not intended for long-term use. Therefore, it does not require tevilah.

It is important to note that this answer applies specifically to Styrofoam. Other types of disposable utensils, such as plastic or paper, may have different halachic considerations and should be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

User:
please cite your source
RebbeIO
The source for the requirement of tevilat keilim is found in the Talmud, in tractate Avodah Zarah 75b. The Talmud states that utensils made of metal, glass, or earthenware that are acquired from a non-Jew must be immersed in a mikvah before they can be used by a Jew.

Regarding the specific question of whether Styrofoam requires tevilah, the ruling can be found in the responsa of Rabbi Moshe Feinstein (Igrot Moshe, Yoreh De'ah 3:22). Rabbi Feinstein writes that disposable utensils, such as Styrofoam cups and plates, do not require tevilah because they are not considered permanent vessels and are not intended for long-term use.

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Re: Ask a Lubavitcher Anything
« Reply #2652 on: March 29, 2023, 02:21:51 PM »
What does this mean?
Any Lubavitcher with a drop of self respect would avoid something that says anything with the words "אחר הפסח".

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Re: Ask a Lubavitcher Anything
« Reply #2653 on: March 29, 2023, 04:46:05 PM »
What does this mean?
did you read the following few comments?
in that thread:
IIRC in Lubavitch they do a stronger kinyan for mechiras chametz and they sell חמץ גמור. Not everywhere was the minhag to sell חמץ גמור and only stores did - through a clearer kinyan - because of their need for it. As such there are people who are reluctant to buy sold חמץ גמור, hence the need for bakeries to do אחר הפסח.

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Re: Ask a Lubavitcher Anything
« Reply #2654 on: March 29, 2023, 04:50:45 PM »
did you read the following few comments?
in that thread:
Yes. Waiting on this:
I understand why Lubavitchers wouldn't care for baked אחר הפסח but why would they avoid it??

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Re: Ask a Lubavitcher Anything
« Reply #2655 on: March 29, 2023, 05:41:20 PM »
Yes. Waiting on this:
IANAL, but maybe the same reason a Moreh Haoirah who makes an Eiruv should make sure to be seen carrying?

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Re: Ask a Lubavitcher Anything
« Reply #2656 on: March 29, 2023, 05:43:29 PM »
Yes. Waiting on this:

Was answered:

1. כיון דנפיק מפומיה דרב כהנא וכו'.
2. להוציא מדעת הטועים.
3. שפיץ חב"ד.


Three reasons which are actually different ways of saying the same thing.

Though IINM R' Landa used to say (maybe at his שבת הגדול דרשה) that it should be avoided, as חמץ which was properly sold is definitely not problematic למנהגנו שמוכרין חמץ גמור, but if it was baked after Pesach, then maybe there was תערובת חמץ that wasn't sold properly included in the dough or batter that was made after Pesach. (this is a vague recollection of something I heard in his name, so please don't quote this unless confirmed).
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Re: Ask a Lubavitcher Anything
« Reply #2657 on: March 29, 2023, 10:44:02 PM »
I was told that R' Zalman Shimon didn't tovel plastic
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Re: Ask a Lubavitcher Anything
« Reply #2658 on: March 30, 2023, 09:33:01 AM »
Did you say Kel Erech Apayim today?
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Re: Ask a Lubavitcher Anything
« Reply #2659 on: March 30, 2023, 11:25:02 AM »
Did you say Kel Erech Apayim today?

Is your question specific to today?

While it is printed in the footnotes of the siddurim not to say it on days when Tachnun isn't said, my recollection from תשמח is that the Rebbe did say it even on days when Tachnun wasn't said, except for the days mentioned in the header.

In today's day and age you can probably go on Ashreinu and listen for yourself to hear what the Rebbe did.
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