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A: Since the tea is made for consupmtion and not for its fragrance, a bracha is not recited (Shulchan Aruch O.C. 216:2). In addition, just as one does not make a bracha upon tasting food to see if it’s good (see details in Shulchan Aruch O.C. 210), it would seem that the same halacha would apply in this case.
Q: Does Kaitlen Jenner have to wear Teffilin? (If she/he was Jewish)
A: According to R. Chananel (see Ibn Ezra, Lev. 18:22), it appears that Jenner might still have the same halacha as a man but to my knowledge the halachic authorities have not yet completely addressed this issue.
Q: Hi…Oy…a family of people to feed. And a clean dairy bowl was taken from cabinet (unused for days). Hot oil got poured off into it from a meat wok. No chicken in wok at the time. Later, the oil in the dairy bowl got poured, about a tablespoon) back into the hot wok and chicken was then added. What to do about the food, the wok and the clean dairy bowl? Thanks a million
Q: Dear rabbi when does my obligation to prepare for rosh hashana -day of judgement begin?
A: Technically I don’t think there is a specific obligation but the day after Rosh Hashana is not too early to start thinking about it!
Q: Does a “good kosher kitchen” need 2 sets of oven mitts and trivets?
A: Yes – Mitts: Customary and recommended (but it’s useful to keep in mind that if you wash them (with laundry detergent) they can be interchanged) since although no cross-contamination happens through the wall of a pot, pan, or container, the mitts may get soiled by the food and then transfer. Trivets: Customary