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Milchig spoon used for chicken soup


Rabbi Yoel Lieberman

Adar 4, 5778
Hi. A guest at our home accidentally used a Milchig spoon to eat hot (but not boiling) chicken soup, in a fleishig ceramic bowl. The spoon had not been used in the past 24 hours. The bowl probably was used within 24 hours prior to this accident. The soup was ladled from the pot into the bowl. Please tell me if: 1- The spoon can be used again for dairy, and if so, do I need to do anything special? 2- Can the bowl be used again for meat? Right now both are being set aside and will not be used. Thank you.
ב"ה Shalom, First I must commend you for the clarity of the question presenting all the variables. On the internet, we don't always benefit from such luxury. In my interview on this website, I made a request to all those who send questions to give us all the relevant information in order to answer to the best of our ability. So, Thank you. Now in regard to your question. The spoon must be made kosher, since it has now absorbed both milk and meat. The bowl should be merely rinsed but doesn’t need to be made kosher. (I will not discuss here if in general ceramics can be made kosher) This is because the bowl had the hot contents only poured into it , also the bowl did not absorb directly any dairy. And in addition, the spoon had not been used for dairy more than 24 hours. All the best
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