• February 3, 2023
  • 12 5783, Shevat
  • פרשת בא

Reheating Food on Shabbat

Reheating Food on Shabbat

According to halacha, how can food be reheated on Shabbat? Join Rabbi Dr. Stuart Fischman as he covers the basics to help you understand what is permitted and what is not.

November 14, 2022 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Reheating Food on Shabbat: Reheating Food on Shabbat
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Hello Everyone,

Unless one is a Karaite, a warm meal for Shabbat lunch is something that is enjoyable. Whether we are talking about cholent or chamim or wot Shabbat lunches are delicious. There are two ways that food can be kept warm for Shabbat lunches. The food can be left over the heat source starting with Friday afternoon or it might be removed from a refrigerator Shabbat morning and then placed on the heat source.

In this series of classes, we will discuss heating up cold food on Shabbat morning. I wish to emphasize that all that I will do is present the opinions of the great Poskim on this subject. Some Poskim forbid heating up cold food altogether while others permit it within certain limits. I will not endorse any of these opinions. If anyone has a question about what to do on Shabbat I strongly suggest that they consult their local rabbi and follow the local practice.

I look forward to studying with you.

Stuart Fischman

November 21, 2022 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Reheating Food on Shabbat: Reheating Food on Shabbat
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Hello Everyone,

Last week we began our discussion of reheating food on Shabbat. We saw that the great Poskim of the twentieth century disagreed if this is permitted. Even though reheating cold and dry food is not a violation of bishul, it may be Rabbinically prohibited to reheat food taken out of the refrigerator.

During last week’s class I emphasized that we were discussing cold and dry food. To reheat cold food which has a gravy sauce, or to reheat cold soup involves a  different principle. There is a question if the prohibition of bishul applies to reheating cold cooked liquids. Today we will see the opinions regarding this question.

November 28, 2022 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Reheating Food on Shabbat: Reheating Food on Shabbat
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Last week we spoke about reheating cooked liquids. The question was asked if there is some quantity that s so small that the Halacha would ignore it and permit its being heated on Shabbat? This question is relevant when hot water is poured into a damp cup. Must the cup be absolutely dry? Alternatively if when serving hot soup on Shabbat must the label be wiped dry before placing it into the pot?

Today we will discuss this question.

Rabbi Dr. Stuart Fischman graduated from Yeshiva University in 1980 and the dental school of Columbia University in 1985. In 1989 he began studying and teaching at Yeshivat Hamivtar and now studies and teaches at Yeshivat Machanaim in Efrat. He has rabbinic ordination from Rav Zalman Nechemia Goldberg.