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Q: My office inadvertently scheduled a full day of appointments on Tisha B’av. The clients will be upset if I reschedule them – and there will be a long wait until there will be openings in my schedule. Do I have to reschedule them anyway?
Q: Rice which is totally pareve which was originally cooked in a milchig oven, can I reheat it in a fleishig microwave?
A: If the rice was covered then it is no problem. If not, and the oven was ben yomo (used within 24 hours) or dirty then it can’t be heated up in a milchig (diary) microwave unless you cover it; if it was not ben yomo, then it’s OK even without covering it.
Q: If I used a fleishig nylon spoon to stir something hot (at least yad soledes bo) and pareve in a milchig pot, do I need to kasher anything? Neither was used in the last 24 hrs, and nothing charif was in the pot.
A: Nothing needs to be kashered, and the food is unaffected.