[Sca-cooks] re period substitue for tomatoes

Judith Epstein judith at ipstenu.org
Mon Aug 24 05:56:31 PDT 2009

On Aug 24, 2009, at 5:27 AM, brooke white wrote:

> [snip] Or, find somebody willing to accomodate your sabbat needs by  
> cooking for you
> on that day, whit you helping out on sunday ;)
> Good Luck and fine flavor
> Elisande

It can't be done. To be kosher, one of the biggest requirements is  
that the food must be COOKED and ready to eat before the Sabbath  
begins; that the fire must be lit by a Jew; and that the food must be  
put to the heat by a Jew. Lighting fires is forbidden on Shabbat, and  
so is putting uncooked or partially-cooked food to the fire. So I,  
myself (or another Jew whose kashrut observance I trust) must prepare  
the food on Friday to be ready to eat on Friday night and all day  

But, again, I adore cooking, so I figure that this is a form of  
service that I can offer at an event. I love doing it, others benefit  
by it, and it's something very Period. Plus, I'm getting to learn a  
great deal about how Period Jews dealt with cooking and eating on the  
Sabbath, so it's an all-around win.


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