Halachically Speaking: Food In The Hands Of A Non-Jew (Part 12)


Compiled by Rabbi Moishe Dovid Lebovits who can be reached at [email protected]

Reviewed by Rabbi Ben-zion Schiffenbauer Shlita

All Piskei Harav Yisrael Belsky Shlita are Reviewed by Harav Yisrael Belsky Shlita

Volume 6 Issue 6


Airline Meals

One should not accept an airline meal if it is not double wrapped (aside from the kashrus issues of warming it in a non-kosher oven if it was not double wrapped) since the flight attendants may substitute it for non-kosher if there is no kosher meal available. There is a benefit for them because you will not be happy if you have no meal.  

Leaving Foods in Hospitals etc.

It is permitted to leave food (i.e. meat sandwich) in a communal refrigerator or freezer in a hospital without the proper seal. There is no concern of the non-Jew switching the kosher for non-kosher since there is no benefit for the non-Jew to do so. Furthermore, none of the people present are the owners, and they all realize that they should not be touching other people’s food. Nonetheless, the food should be sealed and labeled “do not touch”.