Friday, November 28, 2008

A halachic riddle

How can you remove a kazayit of meat from a hot soup and make the soup milchik?

8 comments:

Seth Gordon said...

Use a cold soup.

Larry Lennhoff said...

Good answer, if you assume the soup was milchik to begin with and the kzayit of meat had been there less than 24 hours. But it wasn't the one I had in mind. I changed the riddle to specify that the soup was hot.

ZevAbe said...

Is this going to involve a kchal (udder)?

Larry Lennhoff said...

Udder need not be involved.

agrin said...

If you have vegetable soup and a kezayit of cheese falls into it and at the same time a kezayit of meat falls into it. The soup has 59 times the shiur of a kezayit. So now the taam of cheese and meat are both batil bec there is 60 times each one individually and it isnt basar v'chalav bec their taam is batil. Take out the meat and now it is milchig. Thats off the cuff, you may have something else in mind...
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Larry Lennhoff said...

Agrin has exactly the situation I was thinking of. Kol HaKavod!

agrin said...

A question right back at you. When do you have a case that you have min b'eino mino and you don't need shishim? Even MiDirabanan.

Larry Lennhoff said...

We talked about this in class last night, which happened to be about Briah (complete treif objects). A gid hanesheh (sciatic nerve, prohibited by Torah law) which falls into a pot and then is removed does not require shishim (60) to nullify the bliot (remnants of taste), because a gid hanasheh does not give taste.