Thursday, January 10, 2013

Muktzeh Food

Day: Thursday 
Date: January 10, 2013
Parshat: Va'era
Source: Yalkut Yosef: 308

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Merchandise that is edible and can be eaten the way it is (not raw etc.) is not considered Muktzeh at all whether or not the owner would or wouldn't use it. If the food is not edible, like raw meat or potatoes, then it belongs to a completely different category of Muktzeh called Muktzeh Mahmat Gufo -Muktzeh because of the item itself. We will discuss more about this category later Be'ezrat HaShem. If the item is not edible on its own but just needs to be mixed with something else then it is also not Muktzeh. 
Examples of food items that are not Muktzeh include; apples, oranges and any edible food.
Examples of food items that are Muktzeh include; frozen meat, raw potatoes, raw fish, eggs, and flour. 
Sugar, vinegar, Matzah meal, drink mixes, and those kinds of things are all not Muktzeh even though they can not be eaten on there own. 

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