A Halachic Riddle

I cooked something in my kitchen. It’s completely pareve and edible, but I can’t add it to a dairy dish nor to a meat dish. I can only eat it as is, or improve it by adding other pareve items.

In a few days I will describe how I (accidentally) made this dish.

Comments

  1. fish cooked in a fleishig pot?

  2. Safranit says

    I’m with Rafi..(although I couldn’t have figured it out myself)

  3. mominisrael says

    Rafi, I still have some left over in the freezer. . .

  4. do I get a prize? 🙂

  5. thanks but I don’t eat fish…

  6. My guess is the same as Rafi’s guess, but I got there a little differently.
    In Israel and in some American communities, some Sephardim might serve a parve item cooked in a meat pot with a dairy item like yogurt later. But, if they follow the rulings of some Sephardi authorities, they would not serve a fish item with dairy. So meat or milk aside I immediately concluded it must be fish. But since you are Ashkenazi, I had to add fish in a meat pot.
    Halacha is fun!

  7. I got the fish part, but good thinking Rafi, I’m guessing.

  8. Either what Rafi said, or with a bit of a twist – fish, cooked in a pareve/disposable dish, made with onions that you cut with a fleishig knife?

  9. Curious!

  10. Questioner says

    Is there a halachic reason for not mixing fish and meat? Or just a (very understandable) personal preference?

  11. Questioner says

    Is there a halachic reason for not mixing fish and meat? Or just a (very understandable) personal preference?

  12. Yes, there is a halacha about not mixing fish and meat; the Talmud mentions a health concern. They can be eaten one after the other, though, and usually some neutral food or drink is eaten in-between. Some communities also don’t eat fish and milk together, but that is based on a textual error in a later halachic work.

  13. Yes, there is a halacha about not mixing fish and meat; the Talmud mentions a health concern. They can be eaten one after the other, though, and usually some neutral food or drink is eaten in-between. Some communities also don’t eat fish and milk together, but that is based on a textual error in a later halachic work.

  14. Questioner says

    Interesting. But cooking fish in a fleishig pot doesn’t violate the halacha about not mixing fish and meat?

  15. Questioner says

    Interesting. But cooking fish in a fleishig pot doesn’t violate the halacha about not mixing fish and meat?

  16. mominisrael says

    We looked it up in the Shulchan Aruch, and it is okay.

  17. mominisrael says

    We looked it up in the Shulchan Aruch, and it is okay.

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