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Halacha - Toiveling jars
Submitted by anonymous  Answered by Rav Peretz Moncharsh
Question:
Answer: While there is a debate among the Poskim, it is generally accepted that since they are designed to be disposable, no Tevila is necessary.
posted:2013-10-13 15:40:25  (0) comments   email to a friend


Halacha - Grill
Submitted by simi  Answered by Rav Peretz Moncharsh
Question:
Answer: Yes, since the food is cooked directly on the grate it is equivalent to a pot.
posted:2013-05-12 18:03:40  (0) comments   email to a friend


Halacha - tevilas kelim
Submitted by anonymous  Answered by Rav Peretz Moncharsh
Question:
Answer: First or all, many of the bottles ar elocally made by a Jewish owned factory, amd obviously do not require Tevila. Even when not, it is a Machlokes similar to foil pans. My opinion is that since they are intended for a single use, even if you reuse them they do not require Tevila.
posted:2013-02-23 13:02:18  (0) comments   email to a friend


Halacha - tevelit kelim
Submitted by anonymous  Answered by Rav Peretz Moncharsh
Question:
Answer:

Tevilas Keilim is an all or nothing deal. The entire vessel must be immersed simultaneously, even the parts that do not come into direct contact with the food.

Therefore, you should remove the label with all of its adhesive and Toivel the item again.

posted:2012-10-25 09:30:31  (0) comments   email to a friend


Halacha - using glasses that are not toveled
Submitted by obiek  Answered by Rav Peretz Moncharsh
Question:
Answer: None of them should be used without Tevilla. There are more grounds to be lenient with a plate, since theoretically one could eat directly off the table without it. Still, it is far from ideal.
posted:2012-08-28 16:11:10  (0) comments   email to a friend


Halacha - machinery
Submitted by ori  Answered by Rav Peretz Moncharsh
Question:
Answer: Hatzlacha on your new venture.

This is a fascinating and difficult question. On one hand, assuming there are metal pieces coming in direct contact with the food being prepared, there should be an obligation to toivel it miD'Oraisa. Furthermore, unlike kashering where the primary concern relates to the impact of the utensil on the food, which would not be an issue when it is anyways not being sold as Kosher, tevila is different. Since the primary obligation of tevila is incumbent upon the user prior to his usage of the object, it should be irrelevant who the customers are. In this case, since a Jew, you, are intending to utilize this equipment, it should require tevila.

However, the Shulchan Aruch Yoreh Deah 120:8 provides that only usage for preparing or serving food obligates tevila, but a knife designated for cutting paper is exempt. The main question would be if we can classify preparing food exclusively for non-Jews as an exempt usage. I had the opportunity to present this question to HaRav Zalman Nechemia Goldberg (HaRav Shlomo Zalamn Auerbach zatzal's son-in-law and the former Av Beis Din of the Rabbanut's Beis Din HaGadol) last week, and he found this logic a likely possibility. Unfortunately, we were unsuccessful in locating any source for such a distinction, and he was unwilling to commit to accepting the classification of solely gentile consumption as a non-food usage that would exempt it from tevila. He repeated a number of times "It sounds good, but..." Even when I pressed him to take into account the Poskim who consider an electrical appliance an exempt item due to its connection to the ground, he remained noncommittal.

In conclusion, it seems that you must toivel whatever parts of the machinery are obligated in tevila, but certainly without a bracha. Certainly, if you expect to occasionally eat the frozen yogurt yourself relying on your personal knowledge that it is truly Kosher, you are absolutely required to toivel it. If you wish to know which specific parts require tevila, you will have to send me a diagram or photo of the machine.

posted:2012-07-30 15:14:57  (0) comments   email to a friend


Halacha - Mayim Achronim set
Submitted by anonymous  Answered by Rav Peretz Moncharsh
Question:
Answer: No. Only items utilized for preparing or serving and eating food require Tevila.
posted:2012-07-01 18:49:05  (0) comments   email to a friend


Halacha - toiveling a george foreman
Submitted by anonymous  Answered by Rav Peretz Moncharsh
Question:
Answer: Yes. As a cooking utensil that comes in direct contact with the food, it requires Tevila. Care should be taken that it is fully dry before using, to prevent risk of electric shocks.
posted:2012-02-04 23:41:24  (0) comments   email to a friend


Halacha - Tevilas
Submitted by Tony  Answered by Rav Peretz Moncharsh
Question:
Answer: It is only necessary to toivel equipment that is used either for the preparation or serving of food.
posted:2011-10-10 05:34:03  (0) comments   email to a friend


Halacha - tevilas keilim
Submitted by Chesky  Answered by Rav Peretz Moncharsh
Question:
Answer:  

No, it is neither a utensil for preparing food not one for serving and eating it.

posted:2011-08-28 21:59:59  (0) comments   email to a friend


Halacha - Glass gift
Submitted by anonymous  Answered by Rav Peretz Moncharsh
Question:
Answer: If you mean that you received the glass as a gift; yes, you must toivel it. If it is "your" company and you are the giver; there is no need to toivel them even before giving them to Jewish employees. If fact, if one toivels a gift before he gives it, there opinions in the Poskim that it does not work and the recipient must re-toivel the object.
posted:2011-04-17 13:37:30  (0) comments   email to a friend


Halacha - ger and tevillas kelim
Submitted by anonymous  Answered by Rav Peretz Moncharsh
Question:
Answer: The keilim certainly need tevila as they were owned by a non-Jew (the Ger pre-geirus). Regarding neemanus, if he is certain that he kept all the Halachos of Kashrus properly, he may certainly rely on himself to continue using his keilim. The problem would only be if others could eat at his house.
posted:2010-06-17 15:54:09  (0) comments   email to a friend


Halacha - Tvilas Keylim
Submitted by anonymous  Answered by Rav Peretz Moncharsh
Question:
Answer: Yes you may, but you should tell them it has already been toiveled so they will not do it again with a beracha.
posted:2009-07-17 00:16:33  (0) comments   email to a friend


Halacha - Tevilas Keylim
Submitted by Don Moskovitz  Answered by Rav Peretz Moncharsh
Question:
Answer: Yes, because glass itself must be toyveled mi'Derabanan.
posted:2009-01-28 21:03:35  (2) comments   email to a friend


Halacha - new utensils and avoiding toveling
Submitted by Nachshon Leib  Answered by Rav Peretz Moncharsh
Question:
Answer: Yes. As a matter of fact, if you even give a goy your own, old utensils temporarily they require a new tevila. That is why we do not sell the pots for Pesach, only the chometz absorbed in them.
posted:2009-01-12 08:42:30  (2) comments   email to a friend


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