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Miscellaneous - Onions left overnight
Submitted by judy morris  Answered by Revach Editor
Question: I heard that you cannot use an onion that was cut (and perhaps put in the freezer) a few days or weeks previously cannot be used. Is that true and why?
Answer:

The Gemara (Niddah, 17a), notes that a person who eats shelled eggs, peeled onions or garlic that had been left overnight, endangers his life and will be judged as a person who took his own life. The Gemara explains that the danger associated with these foods is ruach ra'ah.

They way around this is if you mix another ingredient with the onions (i.e. you can salt them -heard from Rabbi S. Kamentsky) or if you leave a piece of the onion's peel on.

Regards,

posted:2008-07-14 06:57:02


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