So when mold starts eating the paper on your sheetrock it’s just doing its job.
The problem is not just that mold can eat away at your house, breathing too many mold spores can be harmful to your health. Some molds produce mycotoxins, which can be really bad.
The bottom line is that you don’t want mold in your home. First of all bleach is very caustic and if mixed with any cleaner that has ammonia in it can create a toxic gas.
In addition, though it may appear that the bleach has eliminated the mold, many times the mold will come back.
The reason is mold’s root structure (Hyphae) actually grows into the wood and drywall.
The Talmud says that there is an oral tradition from Moses at Sinai that this length of time is considered the Halachic length of time for eating for all ritual purposes.
That means, whenever the Torah speaks about eating, either in a positive way or a negative way (“eat this” or “do not eat that”) it refers to eating within that length of time. The reason for this law is that if a person eats a small amount of food over an extended period of time, it is considered an unimportant way to eat.
It is as if he ate one part of the food one day and another part of it the next day. This means that one must eat the following foods within the above-mentioned time: For Different Foods The length of time in which one must (or must not) eat the above foods does not change depending on the type of food one is eating.
Although some foods take longer than others to eat, the Torah considers this length a significant time for all eating matters. Some say that the measurement actually changes based on the food and how fast it would take to eat the volume of three or four eggs of that particular food. The Opinions There are many opinions as to how long this time span is.
One of the reasons that there are so many opinions is that there are many different estimations of the size of the above-mentioned half loaf.
Naeh says to be strict and follow the amounts between four and nine minutes.Rav Naeh based this on his measurements of how long it actually takes people to eat the volume (three) or four eggs (without the crust) while dipping it into a dip as described above.
Rav Yizchak Elchonon Spector, the Rav of Kovno, ruled that one should follow the amount of five minutes which is a compromise between the two measures of time given by the Chatam Sofer (two and nine minutes). for him. Most opinions do not agree with this opinion as explained above. Chewing Some say that the above measurements begin when one begins to chew the food while others say that the measurement begins from when one takes the first swallow. In Practice It is best to be strict and satisfy all opinions, especially regarding Biblical obligations.
One should endeavor to eat the matzah and other Biblically mitzvah foods within two minutes or at least within four minutes. Regarding Rabbincally ordained mitzvoth one may be lenient and eat them within five minutes. (olive size piece) of food within four minutes in order to say the final blessing. If one ate it within eight minutes there are opinions that he may still recite the after blessing. May we merit to eat the Paschal Lamb in the right time, this year in Jerusalem!
 Seder Netilat Yadayim Li Seudah, 18, see Seder Birchos Hanehenin published by the Yeshivah Gedolah of Melbourne, Australia, citing Reb Yisroel No’ach, son of the Tzemach Tzedek, that these two measures of time should be consecutive.
 Tractate Keritut 12b, Rambam Laws of Ma’achalot Assurot, 14, 8 It is biblically forbidden to consume even a small amount of forbidden food (chatzi shiur assur min hatorah), but one would not receive lashes (in ancient times) unless they consumed it within a kdei achilat pras (Rav Yochanan in Yoma 74a).
Today our homes are built to be energy efficient so they don’t experience air exchanges like homes used to.
It has become an issue in recent history due to modern construction materials & practices.
If air is trapped in a home and there is water available for the mold or even elevated humidity we have an ideal environment for mold growth.
In addition to that, today we use materials like sheetrock instead of lath & plaster and mold loves to eat the paper on sheetrock.
You see, mold’s job in the eco-system is to break down organic material like leaves & trees.
Rabbi Yisroel Yakov Kanievsky, known as the Steipler Gaon, said that in the first place, one should be strict and follow this opinion i.e., one should try to eat the matzah etc.
in two minutes). is approximately three minutes.
He bases this ruling on the comparison of temporary eating and temporary sleeping. Temporary sleeping is defined as the length of time it takes to walk 100 amot (approx.
150 feet). Since temporary eating is defined as eating the size of one egg, a kedei achilat pras is the amount of time it takes to walk three or four hundred amot.
By deriving from a Talmudic passage the speed at which an average person walks, Rabbi Eigs concludes that three minutes is the correct ruling. Rav Moshe Feinstein says that one should be strict and follow this ruling. Rav Avraham C.
To print this article, click here The Torah portion of Metzorah discusses the laws of a leprous house.
Many moral lessons can be learned from this discussion.
An important law regarding eating is also learned from this section.
The Torah says, “Anyone entering the house during all the days of its quarantine shall become unclean until the evening.
And whoever lies down in the house shall immerse his garments, and whoever eats in the house shall immerse his garments.” The Midrash asks, if one who enters the house becomes ritually impure, it goes without saying that if he eats in the house he becomes ritually impure. The Midrash explains that this teaches us that although one who enters the house becomes impure immediately, his clothes remain pure until he remains in the house for the length of time it would take to eat half a loaf of wheat bread while reclining and dipping the bread into some sort of dip.This length of time is called a ).
may be two minutes but that it also may be nine minutes.
He based this ruling on the Talmudic statement that the amount of eating is slightly more than the amount of time it takes to immerse in the Mikvah. From the Talmud it seems that immersion in the Mikvah (including getting undressed and dressed and walking back and forth) takes approximately nine minutes. On the other hand, the Tosefta (Zavim, 3, 1) implies that the amount of time it takes to immerse is only two minutes.
He therefore rules to be strict according to both times.
This means that one should try to eat the matzah etc.
in less than two minutes, but on Yom Kippur one should wait nine minutes if one is extremely ill and needs to eat.