Friday, November 14, 2014

Squeezing Fruits Over Food

Squeezing Fruits Over Food
Day: Friday
Date: November 14, 2014
Parshat: Hayei Sarah
Yalkut Yosef: 319

In memory of Ettel bat Harav Chaim Shalom.

One may squeeze grapes and other fruits on Shabbat into a bowl or plate of food. Since the juice will get absorbed by the food, it itself is considered to be food and by squeezing the fruit he is considered to be taking one food from another - which is not considered to be Mefarek. Therefore one may squeeze oranges into fruit salad or into baby food to give it flavor. However, if there is a small enough ratio of food to juice that the food will get covered by the juice it is forbidden. One may not squeeze into an empty container fruits that are normally squeezed for juice, even if his intention is to mix the juice with food afterwards.

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