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Ask Rav Sperling – Preparing Techina on Shabbat
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Question of the Week, October 13, 2013:

Hi Rav Sperling,

Is it permissable to prepare techina on Shabbat? According to the Shmirat Shabbat K'Hilchata it is not, but so many people do! Are they mistaken? Can it be mixed with liquid via a "shinui." My husband and kids do not like to eat techina, only I do. So I always put off making it to get other things done for Shabbat. However, I really miss eating it when I do not have time to make techina before Shabbat. Thank you Rav Sperling!

Answer:

Shalom,

Thank you for your question.The potential problem with techina is one of "lash". The question arises when one adds only a small amount of water to the techina it at first gets very thick, like a dough (almost). Even though it then goes runny, and with a loose consistency, which is allowed on Shabbat.

Even though the Shmirat Shabbat K'Hilchata forbids making techina, he does allow it (in the last edition 8:31) if you add a good amount of water right from the start so it never gets thick at all. I have found that this works well.

When making it like this you should stir it with a change from the normal way – for example with your finger, or by shaking it up in a container, or by stirring criss-cross fashion, rather than the normal "round" motion. (There are other opinions about techina – but what I wrote here should be enough help for you.)

Enjoy! 

Blessings,
-Rav Sperling

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