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Dr I. Balbin
July 25, 2015 9:51 am

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

To #1-4
July 23, 2015 10:58 pm

Ever heard of actually asking a rov?

to #10
July 23, 2015 10:40 pm

mmm invite me over for shabbos! 😉

Don't expect a Rabbinical answer
July 23, 2015 9:12 pm

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 What they answer in private is not peer reviewed and they can later “fix” the answer.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!

RAW DOUGH
July 23, 2015 7:49 pm

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.

RE: RAW DOUGH
July 23, 2015 2:48 pm

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

Add to #10
July 23, 2015 10:30 am

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).

Chocolate chip challeh
July 23, 2015 8:35 am

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 »

Raw dough
July 23, 2015 3:05 am

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.

Yitzy
July 23, 2015 2:57 am

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

IMHO
July 22, 2015 10:29 pm

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

Here is my question
July 22, 2015 9:16 pm

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?

To #1-4
July 22, 2015 8:26 pm

Ever heard of actually asking a rov?

Another question
July 22, 2015 7:49 pm

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?

Hello...
July 22, 2015 7:46 pm

Any Rabbi out there available??

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

what if the Challah is unbaked
July 22, 2015 6:39 pm

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

Koach
July 22, 2015 5:36 pm

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!

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