coming out to your parents
If you try for one second to tell me the X-Men isn’t an allegory for the gay rights movement, I will smack you. They weren’t even remotely subtle about this.
This is the cutest thing I’ve ever seen
#fuck dashcon and potato salad and that bear cartoon just fund this instead
i was shopping today and all of a sudde, birb fly in! did not buy thing, did small poop on the floors, birb was be very unplea sant cutsomer
Ples I want a buys the warm HAM but does not have a dolelrs? Can accep the pop upon the flor? can come backs delver the fuzz feather? A aegg? PLE I wan tabel toppe game
foxtrotsky-deactivated20140615 asked: Hello again! I have a question about kashrut. Can a Jew eat food cooked by a non-Jew provided the food is kosher (as in all products have a good hechsher, all dishware and flatware used are toiveled, and the stovetop/oven are all kashered)? Someone told me that no matter how kosher the non-Jew's kitchen/food are, a Jew still can't eat it. Is this true, and if so, what's the halacha?
Your friend is right. The food can have the very best hechsherim of the world. The kitchen, all of its pots and utensils can be that of the Satmar Rebbe. But if the food was cooked by a non-Jew it would still be considered as treif as a cheeseburger made by Ronald McDonald himself. Because of this, the whole kitchen and all tools used in the cooking process would even have to be kashered all over again. This is what we call ‘Bishul Akum’ (literally translated as ‘cooked by a pagan’). Of course not all non-Jews are pagans anymore, but the prohibition applies for all non-Jews, because it was originally made against intermarriage.
When our ancestors left Egypt and arrived at territory of Sichon melech haEmori, they asked permission to travel through his land. "You shall sell me food for money, that I may eat; and give to me water for money, that I may drink" (Devorim 2:28). Chazal learn from this that just like water is not changed by the heat of fire, so too the only food that one may purchase from a non-Jew is one that was not changed by the heat of fire. And so this posuk is one of the sources of the issur of Bishul Akum. Forbidding food that was entirely cooked by non-Jews. By doing so, chazal meant to set up a social barrier between Jews and non-Jews to prevent intermarriage, idol worship and the consuming of treif foods, which all began with social dining with non-Jews.
"Israel settled in Shittim, and the people began to commit harlotry with the daughters of the Moabites. The [daughters of Moav] invited the people to the sacrifices of their gods, and the people ate and prostrated themselves to their gods" Bamidbar 25:1-2.
So again: cooked or baked foods should always be cooked or baked by Jews. Foods cooked or baked by non-Jews are not kosher, even if they contain only kosher ingredients and are prepared in a kosher kitchen. Though there are some exemptions.
- Foods that are also eaten raw, or which are not prestigious enough to be “put on a king’s table.”
- If a Jew is involved in some way in the cooking or baking, for instance by lightning the stove or putting a pot on the fire or in the oven, it is considered as ‘Bishul Yisroel’ (cooked by a Jew) and thus permitted to eat. However, this is according to the Rema. The Mechaber still considers it to be Bishul Akum. We, Ashkenazim, follow the Rema and thus for us it is permitted. Sephardim go by the Mechaber and thus cannot eat it.
- Pat Akum. Commercially baked bread (as opposed to bread baked in a private home) may be exempt under pressing circumstances. Even though this would be permitted, we only eat it if we have no other choice. Ask your Local Orthodox Rabbi if this situation will ever occur.
love is in the air (3/14)
to everyone expecting Merida and Hiccup — i’m sorry !!
i feel like Merida would have a little girl crush/ hero worship complex on Clint and Clint would think she’s an adorable kid cause she uses bows and arrows too and he’d let her hang around him.
and i also think i just missed the entire point of “Brave”…
love is in the air (4/14)
and finally, my first actual ship in this series !!
Look at This Cat of the Day
A serious-faced cat tries to make contact with his extraterrestrial brothers and sisters on a rainy day in Mordovia, Russia.
oh my god
Ugandan model Kiara Kabukuru in an editorial for Elle (US) in June 1994 titled ‘Field Of Dreams’ and photographed by Gilles Bensimon in Marrakech, Morocco.
This is one of my most favourite fashion editorials as rarely do we see these carefree ‘shoots involving dark-skinned black women, and whenever Western magazines shoot in foreign locations involving local subjects in the ‘shoot, they are often merely used as agent-less props which is not the case in this spread.
There’s also the inclusion of Africans of different hues in an African location, which I love.
However, I’m yet to discover the name of Kabukuru’s photoshoot partner.