Wednesday, May 20, 2009

The food of the Eruv Tavshilin


What sort of food does one use for the Eruv Tavshilin, beyond the idea (noted yesterday) that it should consist of a cooked food and a baked food?

1. Each food item should have a minimum of an olive-sized volume, to be considered significant. Some prefer an egg-sized amount for bread, if bread is used, since that's the amount that triggers a biblical obligation for birkat hamazon.

2. The foods should be the sort of food you would eat with bread at a real meal, rather than snack foods.

3. The foods should be respectable food items, to honor the mitzvah.

(Code of Jewish Law Orach Chaim 527:3-4; Mishneh Berurah 527:8, 11)

Have a great day,

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