Tuesday, July 1, 2014

En Bishul Ahar Bishul

En Bishul Ahar Bishul
Day: Tuesday
Date: July 1, 2014
Parshat: Balak
Yalkut Yosef: 318

There is a concept called "en bishul ahar bishul," there is no cooking after cooking, that applies to non liquidy foods. Therefore, a dry food item (as opposed to one with gravy) that has been fully cooked may be reheated again. Since it has been fully cooked already it does not cook again. Such a dish may be heated on a covered flame or on a plata even though it'll reach yad soledet bo.
There is a mahloket among the poskim with regards to a dish that contains liquid. Some poskim maintain that the concept of en bishul ahar bishul applies to liquid as well, and thus it may reheated. Others hold that liquid does cook again if it is reheated. Since it is a mahloket, although it is forbidden to heat such a dish himself, he may ask a non Jew to heat it up for him on Shabbat. It is imperative to keep in mind that it is only okay to ask a non Jew to heat a liquid that has already been fully cooked. If it hasn't yet been cooked one may not ask a non Jew to heat it, and certainly he may not heat it himself.

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