[Sca-cooks] Period substitute for tomatoes?

Judith Epstein judith at ipstenu.org
Mon Aug 24 05:43:05 PDT 2009

On Aug 23, 2009, at 10:49 PM, Barbara Nostrand wrote:

> Noble Cousin!
> Greetings from Solveig!
>> When I get to an event that opens at five on Friday, though, and  
>> Sabbath begins around 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM, that gives me VERY  
>> LIMITED time in which to follow someone else's recipe for foods  
>> that have to be completely cooked and edible at least an hour  
>> before sunset.
> Ahh - are you really sure about the "completely cooked and edible at  
> least an hour before sunset" part. I'm pretty sure that this is not  
> necessary. Have you discussed this with a Rabbi? I'm pretty sure  
> that you just need to stop doing stuff right before lighting  
> candles. Chabad has this to say about candle lighting time:
>> Candle Lighting time:
>> The accepted custom is to light Shabbat and Yom Tov candles 18  
>> minutes before shkiah (sunset). Some communities have adopted  
>> earlier times as their unique custom for candle lighting time.

Yes, I'm sure. I have asked my rav (Sephardi, not Chabad) and that was  
the psak he gave. The candles are lit NO EARLIER than candle lighting  
time, by Sfardim, as well as no later. But the food must be "minimally  
edible" by an hour before.


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