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WE sent Shaila­text three ques­tions: one on kashrut, the oth­ers on fi­nance and per­sonal re­la­tion­ships. This is the re­sult:

1) 11.11am: “I cooked a chicken this morn­ing, and when I took it out the oven I no­ticed that a fly must have got in while I was pre­par­ing the food and it had been cooked to­gether with the chicken. Can you tell me what is the sta­tus of the chicken (and the oven)? Many thanks.”

An­swered at 11.48am: “Re­move the fly and any vis­i­ble residue from it. Ev­ery­thing else is fine.”

2) 11.17am “I have a com­puter games con­sole which I bought to­gether with two house­mates. Two of us want to sell it – we’re mov­ing out – but the third does not. If we sell it against his wishes (ob­vi­ously split­ting the pro­ceeds be­tween the three of us) are we con­tra­ven­ing Halacha? Thank you for your time.”

An­swered at 11:47am: “If he does not want you to sell it he may buy out your shares. Oth­er­wise you may sell it.”

3) 11:19am “I am a Co­hen, and I re­cently met a woman who I re­ally con­nect with. She is a gey­oret but was pre­vi­ously mar­ried. Would I be al­lowed to marry her – does the con­ver­sion mean that the pre­vi­ous mar­riage is wiped from the record, so to speak?

An­swered at 11:49am: “No. A Co­hen is not per­mit­ted to marry a giy­ores [con­vert], even if not pre­vi­ously mar­ried.”

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