Jewish Law

Food Under Bed

14.02.18

Question

Shalom, I am aware of the halacha that one ought not put food under his/her bed, due to fear of ruach rah entering the food. I have unroasted (green) coffee beans under my bed. So in their current state, they are not edible. Then even after roasting, they get brewed like normal coffee. Should I be concerned about ruach rah? Thanks!

Answer

To the Questioner, 

There are two opinions on the matter among the great Poskim, as to whether one may leave raw foods under a bed. 

It is therefore praiseworthy to be careful, if at all possible. However, if a person is lenient in this matter, there is sufficient halachic basis upon which to rely.  

With Blessings, 
Rav Nachum

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