DAF DISCUSSIONS - YOMA 82

Daniel Gray asks:

When pregnant woman wants pork why not feed her Mocha d'Shibuta (Chulin 109b)?

Daniel Gray, Toronto Canada

The Kollel replies:

Dear Daniel,

Very nice question.

Your premise may be correct, and it is in fact better to feed her the permissible food rather than a forbidden one. But the scenario very possibly could be that only the forbidden food is readily available, whereas the permissible is too inconvenient to access. But if you can satisfiy her crave with Heter rather than with Isur, do that. This is reflected in Gemara and Rambam [1].

Best wishes,

Yishai Rasowsky

Sources:

https://www.sefaria.org.il/Yoma.83a.15?lang=bi&with=Mishneh%20Torah,%20Forbidden%20Foods&lang2=en