Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Bread that was used with a meat meal


One need not have separate loaves of bread for meat and dairy meals; people generally are careful not to touch the loaf with hands that have handled meat or dairy.

However, bread which was handled with a meat or dairy meal, with the expectation of eating it at that meal, should not be used later for a meal of the opposite kind. Because people think they will eat it with this meal, they are not careful to avoid getting meat/dairy on the bread.

(Rav Moshe Feinstein, Igrot Moshe Yoreh Deah 1:38)

Have a great day,


  1. Does this mean if I start a challah with lunch on Shabbat (fleishig) and have some left not yet cut, I can't cut of a piece on Sunday to toast and put butter on it?

  2. That would seem to be Rav Moshe's ruling, yes.