Unusual foods, shabbat restrictions

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Pesach foods

Postby Roo » Fri Mar 25, 2011 1:56 pm

as long as we are on the topic of food: is barley permissable for ashkenazim on Pesach?

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Re: Unusual foods, shabbat restrictions

Postby rivka » Fri Mar 25, 2011 2:02 pm

Barley is one of the 5 grains (wheat, barley, oats, rye, spelt). For Ashkenazim or Sephardim, it can only be consumed as matza or similar.
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Re: Unusual foods, shabbat restrictions

Postby Hart60 » Sat Mar 26, 2011 10:07 am

Sander wrote:Packaged 'toffuti cuties"
Tofutti cuties look like ice-cream sandwich bars. However, they are made with mock icecream based on tofu. The question I have: The sandwich bars are paper wrapped, and the paper has writing on it. So it would seem very difficult to unwrap the sandwich bar on Shabbas while not tearing some of the printed words on the paper wrap. I pointed this out and nobody seemed to think it was a problem.

I know this doesn't effect me but I'm keen to learn why tearing the printed words on the wrapper is not permitted.

Thanks,
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Re: Unusual foods, shabbat restrictions

Postby Yisroelp » Sat Mar 26, 2011 9:07 pm

Hart60 wrote:I know this doesn't effect me but I'm keen to learn why tearing the printed words on the wrapper is not permitted.

Thanks,
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It is a form of erasing writing, something that is forbidden on Shabbat.

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Re: Unusual foods, shabbat restrictions

Postby Hart60 » Sat Mar 26, 2011 9:15 pm

Ah right, thanks YP, so that goes for any writing and not just religious text ?

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Re: Unusual foods, shabbat restrictions

Postby Hart60 » Sat Mar 26, 2011 10:09 pm

I read an article by Rabbi Tzvi Hirsch Haber in which he gives an example of a library book which has a seal with words on the side of book, this is broken in order to read the book so it is permitted as the book is made to open and close in order to be read so its not considered writing and erasing.
Would that not be the case with the packaged toffuti cuties as they are meant to be eaten ?

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Re: Unusual foods, shabbat restrictions

Postby Enora » Sat Mar 26, 2011 11:36 pm

and next friday afternoon, everyone will be cutting open toffuti cuties packagings in advance...
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Re: Unusual foods, shabbat restrictions

Postby rivka » Sun Mar 27, 2011 6:18 am

Seriously, it's not hard to open them without tearing any letters.
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Re: Unusual foods, shabbat restrictions

Postby Yisroelp » Sun Mar 27, 2011 8:49 am

Hart60 wrote:Ah right, thanks YP, so that goes for any writing and not just religious text ?

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Any writing or symbols.
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Re: Unusual foods, shabbat restrictions

Postby Yisroelp » Sun Mar 27, 2011 8:51 am

Hart60 wrote:I read an article by Rabbi Tzvi Hirsch Haber in which he gives an example of a library book which has a seal with words on the side of book, this is broken in order to read the book so it is permitted as the book is made to open and close in order to be read so its not considered writing and erasing.
Would that not be the case with the packaged toffuti cuties as they are meant to be eaten ?

Dan.


It's not quite the same thing. The writing is not on the toffuti cuties, is it?
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