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Hi Rabbi Is Halachically allowed to study medical studies [not religious related] with an atheist friend? It might be Pikuach-Nefesh, and it's something that I can't study with anyone else. Thanks so much!

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It seems strange that we have to go through unusual measures to search for bugs in our fruits and vegetables. Some fruits/vegetables are not permitted at all, some we can only eat if an expert examined them and certified them kosher, and others I can eat if I use a thrip cloth, light box, etc. Is this something new? (Did the Rambam eat fruits and vegetables? He didn't own a light box.) Or have some groups within the Jewish community taken this to an extreme level and these restrictions are not totally necessary? Thank you.

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Normally a non-Jew cannot be the only one involved in the cooking process in order for it to be considered bishul yisrael, rather a shomer Shabbos Jew must be involved at some point in the process. My question is if this applies to par baked items as well, which are items that have already been cooked, just not fully. Would the same apply?