Before the world of truth can come, the world of lies must disappear Rabbi Avraham Yitzchak Kook
Recipes for Purim
Yocheved Golani's Bread Machine Spelt/Rye Recipe
- 1 1/4 cup hot water
- 1 Tablespoon oil (grape seed or olive oil work well)
- 1/4 cup honey or grape sugar
Mix in the machine''s bread pan
- 3 cups spelt or rye bread flour (I use 2 cups of 1, 1 cup of the other to prevent too-thick chala)
- 2 teaspoons yeast
- 1 teaspoon salt (I use pink Himalayan salt - I buy it ground fine)
- (add pre-soaked raisins and/or cinnamon if you wish)
Blend the dry ingredients well, then pour into the bread pan
Either bake entirely in your bread machine OR set machine to dough, push START. After the ingredients have been mixed, shape the mixture into chalot/rolls. Let that rise on a cookie sheet lined with baking paper for 15 minutes.
Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes
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Deh Gantzen Megilleh: The Treifnmeister Rebbe announced that it makes no difference if you drink milkshakes with the amchickncheezwhipnstuff or 3-6 hours later or if you drink water. There is no inyan of kashrut about dairy items with treif. If you ate it, see your Mussar-making rebbe NOW. WOW you messed up! [Editor's note: Yes indeed the Treifnmeister Rebbe has gone into hiding upon paskening this way. We understand he might be hiding out in Hollywood].
New Guidelines For LaundryAfter all the hype, please give serious consideration to the following.
It has come to the attention of the Bais Shimush Vaad Ha Tznius that like the Rockland Kosher Supermarket located in Monsey, NY certain grocery stores in Bais Shimush & Bais Shimush Al Ramo have instituted a policy of covering up the picture of the girl on bottles of Downy fabric softener before putting these containers on their shelves. See Jewish Humour Central It is not known what they do with products manufactured by Aunt Jemima and Betty Crocker.
Nonetheless, the Bais Shimush Vaad Ha Tznius is not about to be outdone by Monsey.
Therefore it has issued the following guidelines regarding laundry .
It has come to our attention that many families, including those who pride themselves on following all aspects of halacha, are regularly not conforming to proper Tznius guidelines. Unbelievably, many, many families are washing mens' and womens' clothing together at the same time & in the same washing machine. This is an unprecedented breach of Tznius.!!! How could anyone think that one is allowed to wash mens' and womens' overgarments let alone undergarments at the same time in the same load?!!! What has our nation come to when people have fallen to such a low level? For shame!!! This practice must stop!!!! Our Holey Leaders have warned that this must be outlawed or the fleas of a 1 000 Sahara Racing Camels will descend by Sod on us all. This will be followed by flies, all manner of creepy things, auntie frighteners, & finally, the smell of a 1 000 garbage dumps plus Kibbutz Tzora.
Given this we are issuing the following guidelines regarding doing laundry.
Ideally each observant home should have two washing machines and two dryers - one washing machine and one dryer should be used exclusively for mens' clothing and the other washing machine and dryer should be used exclusively for womens' clothing. For Marit Ayin purposes, they should be clearly marked to prevent accidental sinful laundry & stumbling in the ways of unrighteousness
If a family cannot afford two washing machines and two dryers, the following rules apply, but only in a non-leap year & provided Eiruv Tavshilin was made with only one of each machine in mind & only when Rosh Chodesh is at least 2 days:
- Under no circumstances should mens' clothing be washed in the same machine & at the same time, as womens' . Both, should, of course, also be dried separately. In doing this, an interval of 3 hours must be observed in Bais Shimush as it follows the rulings of Godel HaDoor HaGo-on, Rov Kos. In the Ramo, however, the smaller print allows one to dry into the 3rd hour. In cases of extreme necessity, one may wear clothing wet - a Chumrah which any Ba'al Nefesh should follow.
- After doing a load of mens' clothing, one should run the washing machine through a complete cycle without any clothes...well, in the machine.... using hot water. It should be mentioned that the I. M. Shugener Chassidim have a seldom practised minhag of immersing themselves in such water to flush out any questionable thoughts ..or any thoughts at all. Then one may wash womens' clothing in this machine. The same procedure a fortiori, should, of course, be followed after washing a load of womens' clothing, per se, as such & in toto.
It is vital to understand that it is a Torah prohibition for a male to dress in female clothing & vices versa. So how much more so to use the water of either lest one come to transgress.
- After drying a load of mens' clothing, the dryer should be allowed to cool off completely. After this, one may use the dryer for drying womens' clothes. The same applies after drying a load of womens' clothing before using the dryer for mens' clothing. It is not enough to let the dryer cool below Yad So Ledas Bo. The dryer must be completely cooled off. As the Holey text says..." Hear ye O backsliding kine, shake off the slough of heated happenstance..." This is based on a proclamation ( Takonoh) of our Holey Stages, lest one comes to use the water of either sex's clothing & using is, but a variant of wearing, & thus one may come to break a Torah Law (may we be saved from perdition & damnation - feh..feh )
Our forefathers lived in a land that was between two rivers - the Tigris and the Euphrates. The reason is obvious to anyone who delves into it a bit. One river was used to wash womens' clothing and the other to wash mens' clothing.
For our sake & that of our children & childrens' children & for Klal Yisrael,surely we can continue this tradition by observing the rules stated above.
We are confident that everyone who takes Yahadus seriously will abide by the these guidelines.
With Torah greetings,
Names withheld by request due to concern that our wives will stop doing our laundry.
While clearly the writer is pious and of good intent, it is clear that he is basing his conclusions on flawed halacha.
First of all, if one MUST use the same machine for - how shall we put this delicately? - clothing items of both genders, it is important to note that the water must not reach yad soledet bo at any time. Therefore, doing a hot empty load between loads of clothing will not only not help, but worsen the problem, R"L. Of course, if the water being used is at a temperature appropriate for hagola (a rolling boil), this is praiseworthy and the owner of the machine is considered a chassid. As a direct outgrowth of this, there are those, who, to avoid the possibility of coming to sin, use only cold water to wash their clothes. Many avoid bleach, since bleach might be considered by some to be "charif" and therefore have the property of transferring between genders. Consult your local Ultra Orthodox Rav.
There are some who rely on the following leniency: If you tovel the close in the mikveh before washing, you can wash the clothes of a married man and woman in the same machine. It goes without saying that the man and woman must be married to each other.