Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Toasting Bread on Shabbat

Toasting Bread on Shabbat
Day: Wednesday
Date: August 20, 2014
Parshat: Re'eh
Yalkut Yosef: 318

Once a non liquid food item has been fully cooked it is permissible to recook it on Shabbat. Whether the item was originally baked, fried, roasted, toasted, boiled, or cooked in any other way it may be reheated. With regards to making toast on Shabbat there are some poskim who maintain that toasting bread constitutes a "makeh bepatish", or, the finishing touch, and therefore is forbidden. Other poskim maintain that the concept of makeh bepatish does not apply to food and according to them it is permissible to toast bread on Shabbat. The Halacha follows the latter view and one may in fact put bread on the plata on Shabbat in order to toast it. However one who wants to follow the stricter view and therefore refrains from making toast on Shabbat is worthy of blessing.

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