• April 12, 2021
  • 30 5781, Nisan
  • פרשת ויחי

Kitchen & Kashrut

Kitchen & Kashrut

THIS IS A WEBYESHIVA.ORG HALACHA MASTERY PROGRAM COURSE. TO JOIN THE HALACHA MASTERY PROGRAM PLEASE SUBMIT AN APPLICATION. For more information about this program please CLICK HERE.

Halacha has much to say about what we can eat and how we prepare food. In this course, Rabbi David Brofsky will provide you with the necessary halachic tools for understanding how to manage your home kitchen in order to feel competent and comfortable when a decision must be made. The class will focus on the laws of meat and milk (basar be-chalav), mixtures (bitul, notein ta’am lifgam, nat bar nat, the transfer of taste, sinks, ovens, dishwashers, and knives), foods produced by non-Jews (chalav alum, pat alum, bishul alum, and stam yeinam), hechsher keilim, and other important topics in kashrut. We will focus on primary texts from the Mishna through contemporary poskim with a view to clarifying the practical requirements for kashrut in the home.

Next Class

April 13, 2021
1
Days
18
Hours
6
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Time of Class

Tue, Thu 10:05 am, 5:00 pm, 6:00 pm, 6:20 pm
November 3, 2020 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Kitchen & Kashrut: Hilkhot Kashrut 1 – Basar Bechalav (1)
Class description

In this shiur we review the curriculum for the course, and begin to discuss the prohibition of basar bechalav, including its reasons (taamei ha-mitzvot), and the definition of the prohibition. We will touch upon the prohibition of marit ayin as well.

November 10, 2020 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Kitchen & Kashrut: Kitchen & Kashrut: Hilkhot Kashrut – Basar Bechalav (2)
Class description

In this shiur, we will discuss the last sources of the previous packet which discuss whether basar bechalav applies to a neveila (i.e., meat which is not ritually slaughtered) and milk.

We will then begin our study of the laws meant to separate meat and milk. We will start with “waiting” – how long must one wait between meat and milk?  Packet 2 is attached.

November 17, 2020 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Kitchen & Kashrut: Hilkhot Kashrut 1 – Basar Bechalav (3)
Class description

In this shiur we will continue our discuss of waiting in between meat and milk. We may also discuss what is considered to me meat regarding this issue.

November 24, 2020 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Kitchen & Kashrut: Hilkhot Kashrut – Basar Bechalav (4)
Class description

In this shiur we will discuss waiting after cheese, placing meat and milk on the same table, table cloths, and eating meat and milk on the same table.

 

Please us last week’s source sheet.

December 1, 2020 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Kitchen & Kashrut: Kitchen & Kashrut: Hilkhot Kashrut – Basar Bechalav (5)
Class description

In this class, we will discuss the prohibition of “dairy bread.” We will then begin a new unit, “taarovot”.

Please learn the source sheet about dairy bread, and then begin the packet which discusses taam keikar.

December 8, 2020 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Kitchen & Kashrut: Kitchen & Kashrut: Hilkhot Kashrut – Basar Bechalav (6)
Class description

This week we will continue our study of taarovot. I attached (again) a source packet. We will discuss “taam ke’ikar”, introduce “bitul”, and discuss whether and when a non-Jew, or even a Jew, may taste a mixture to determine if the prohibited substance has been nullified.

December 22, 2020 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Kitchen & Kashrut: Hilkhot Kashrut – Taarovot (7)
Class description

This week we will continue discussing the laws of taarovot (mixtures)- including how to estimate “shishim”, a mixture of min bemino, and the principle “ein mevatlin issue lechatchila”.

December 29, 2020 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Kitchen & Kashrut: Hilkhot Kashrut – Taarovot (8)
Class description

This week we will discuss whether one may intentionally nullify a prohibited substance in a larger, kosher mixture. Known as Bitul Issue Le-Chatchila.

January 5, 2021 6:20 pm - 7:20 pm
Kitchen & Kashrut: Hilkhot Kashrut: Noten Taam Lifgam
Class description

This week we will discuss “notein ta’am lifgam”- ie if the taste of the non-kosher food is “spoiled”. We will focus upon the use of non-kosher pots, and what is known as “eino ben yomo”. The class will start at 8:20 Pm tonight.

January 12, 2021 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Kitchen & Kashrut: Kitchen & Kashrut: Nat bar Nat (Meat and Dairy Equiptment)
Class description

This week we will study the topic of nat bar nat- i.e., pareve food cooked in meat or dairy vessels.

January 19, 2021 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Kitchen & Kashrut: Dishwashers
Class description

This week we will discuss washing meat and dairy dishes together, and the use of dishwashers for both meat and dairy utensils.

January 26, 2021 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Kitchen & Kashrut: Transfer of Taste (1)
Class description

This week we will begin our discussion of the transfer of taste. We will discuss when dry foods touch each other and then discuss keli rishon, sheni, etc.

Handouts
February 2, 2021 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Kitchen & Kashrut: Lesson
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February 9, 2021 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Kitchen & Kashrut: Lesson
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February 16, 2021 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Kitchen & Kashrut: Ovens and Microwaves
Class description

Please finish last weeks source sheets on reich and zeiah, and ovens and microwaves

February 23, 2021 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Kitchen & Kashrut: Lesson
Class description

This week we will begin discussing knives. Please learn the first two pages.

March 2, 2021 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Kitchen & Kashrut: Lesson
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March 4, 2021 10:05 am - 11:35 am
Kitchen & Kashrut: test
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March 9, 2021 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Kitchen & Kashrut: Lesson
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March 16, 2021 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Kitchen & Kashrut: Medicines and Cosmetics on Pesach
Class description

This week we will discuss medicines and cosmetics on Pesach.

Handouts
April 6, 2021 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Kitchen & Kashrut: Chalav Akum
Class description

This week we will start a new unit : Food prohibited because they were produced by non-Jews. Our first topic will be chalav akum.

April 13, 2021 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Kitchen & Kashrut: Lesson
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April 20, 2021 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Kitchen & Kashrut: Lesson
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April 27, 2021 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Kitchen & Kashrut: Lesson
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May 4, 2021 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Kitchen & Kashrut: Lesson
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May 11, 2021 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Kitchen & Kashrut: Lesson
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Rabbi David Brofsky is the author of halakhic compendiums on Tefilla, Moadim and Avelut. He teaches at Midreshet Lindenbaum and Midreshet Torah V’Avodah, and he writes a weekly shiur for Yeshivat Har Etzion’s Virtual Beit Midrash (VBM). Rabbi Brofsky also serves as the Rabbinic Liaison for Giyur K'Halacha.