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Bishul Yisrael for Sefardim

Question: Can a Sephardi rely on the opinion of the Rema (with regards to the definition of bishul Yisrael) in order to enable him to eat in a kosher restaurant owned by a Jew in which only the non-jewish chef is involved in the cooking process? Many thanks Answer: While ideally a Sefaradi should try to eat Bishul Yisrael as per the Mechaber even in a restaurant, there is what to rely on in such a scenario ...

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Bishul Akum

Question: On Friday night a few minutes after shkiyah, the electricity went out in our house [there was an excess of appliances because of a family simcha]. We were told that during Bein Hashmashos it is permissible to ask a non-jew to turn on the electricity [we asked the maid]. The cholent however was totally raw at that point  and had to be turned on separately. Was the cholent forbidden to eat because o ...

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