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Using Frozen Challah on Shabbos

Rabbi Nachman Wilhelm of Online Smicha: Can a frozen challah be used as 'lechem mishne' during the Shabbos meal. Video

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Koach
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Koach

Real shaylos that come up every week in my home:

Can the frozen challah (or other lechem mishne) be in a sealed plastic bag?

Does it matter if frozen challah is baked or still unbaked dough?

What is the deal with break away / sectional challahs for lechem mishneh?

Can egg matzos be used as lechem mishne?

What about a mezonos roll to be used as the second challah for lechem mishnah and if so, what about using a Danish or pastry?

PLEASE ANSWER! I take guesses at these every week!

what if the Challah is unbaked
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what if the Challah is unbaked

the second Challah is still raw ( unbaked) can it be used.

Hello...
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Hello...

Any Rabbi out there available??

Please answer #1 and #2. I have the EXACT SAME questions!

Another question
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Another question

Can the second challaah be milchig?

Can it be a challah of pas akum or pas palter or with a hechsher that which I would not eat?

To #1-4
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To #1-4

Ever heard of actually asking a rov?

Here is my question
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Here is my question

Is there a minimum size required for Lechem mishne? Some bakeries / caterers make TINY bilkilech. When I bake challah, can I also make tiny bilkas?

IMHO
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IMHO

Challah that is still raw (unbaked) is not bread in any way (it was not bread and it is not bread)

Yitzy
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Yitzy

What about people who can’t eat any grains ?
Can they just hold the 2 loaves but make a brocho on something else ??

Raw dough
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Raw dough

Raw dough, if you were to eat it would shehakol, not hamotzei. It simply is not bread, or in today’s parlance, not a challah.

If you have two challos baked near each other and they stick at some point, you break them from each other and they are two whole challos. A challah that is made for breaking away, say six such pieces together (allowing two of them to be 12) is similarly a complete challah.

Chocolate chip challeh
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Chocolate chip challeh

I make delicious chocolate chip challeh. The challeh itself is marbelized with fudge which I swirl into the dough. Someone told me that it isn’t kosher for lechem mishne because it is Mezonos!? But that doesn’t make sense because I usually use also chocolate covered Yehudah Matzah for the second “challeh”( – unless that also is mezonos)?! Everyone loves it! Guests think it is different, but once they experience it, they adopt it themselves. Does that mean my family was never yotzeh lechem mishne!!! Does that mean I cause my guests not to be yotzeh either???!! I don’t feel close… Read more »

Add to #10
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Add to #10

I should mention that the chocolate chip challeh I make is dairy – I melt real milk chocolate bars for the fudge swirl and use real milk chocolate chips. I don’t know if that makes a difference to the sha’alah.

I REALLY need an answer as I am about to bake challeh NOW. Hello – is the Rabbi available?

(Don’t worry – I make an awesome parve tofu cholent that is Mexican chilli flavored).

RE: RAW DOUGH
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RE: RAW DOUGH

I think raw dough is muktzah and can’t even be touched!!!

RAW DOUGH
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RAW DOUGH

My dog eats raw dough so it is ro’uy l’achilas lkelev. If it is considered chometz on pessach, then it has gotta be challeh on shabbos.

Don't expect a Rabbinical answer
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Don't expect a Rabbinical answer

You guys asked a few good questions. Many rabbis don’t know enough to give a public response. What they answer in private is not peer reviewed and they can later “fix” the answer. I would be surprised if a real rabbi would answer the questions. I challenge any real rabbi to give a rabbinical answer to the questions asked above!

to #10
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to #10

mmm invite me over for shabbos! 😉

To #1-4
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To #1-4

Ever heard of actually asking a rov?

Dr I. Balbin
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Dr I. Balbin

Why all these questions? First Aseh Lecho Rav (either attach yourself to a Rabbinic Authority OR become a Rav)
The internet is a fantastic thing but Rabbonim who post Shiurim often don’t have a spare minute to answer online. If you can’t bring yourself to ask a Rabbi on the phone or face to face I suggest you send your question to Rav Aviner who is known to provide quick answers as part of his day and raison d’être

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