The Blech Book:The Complete & Illustrated Guide to Shabbat Hotplates by Rabbi Fishel Jacobs.
Overall, the number of guidelines governing cooking on the Jewish Sabbath is quite substantial. The laws of blechs and Shabbos hotplates—based in Talmud, codifiers and custom—are no exception. Translating them into practical daily application in the modern kitchen requires awareness of many details. Even the otherwise knowledgeable public might not always be aware of all the fine points. Particularly, since until now, searching for these laws required extracting them from books on general Sabbath observance.
Dozens of professional photos help express the most complex legal issues in plain easy-to-understand form.
Some Common Questions Answered in The Blech Book
• Are there conditions when a blech is not necessary?
• Must I cover the knobs on the stove?
• There is not blech available. What now?
• Am I allowed to add anything to a pot on the blech?
• I moved a pot, on the blech directly over the flame, to an area not directly over the flame. May I move it back?
• Is there any way on Shabbos to heat up food that is off the blech?
• I removed a pot from the blech and placed it on the table. May I replace it to the blech?
6.5 x 9.5"