# 2957 Pick the Toothpick

Q Gefilte fish is served with toothpick inside for people to take instead of using a fork. Is it borer to remove the toothpick?
A. Horav Shlomo Miller’s Shlit’a opinion is that one should treat the toothpick as a fork or similar eating instrument, since that is the purpose it is fulfilling. Therefore no borer prohibition (choosing undesired material) during Shabbos, is actually involved.
Rabbi A. Bartfeld as revised by Horav Shlomo and Horav Aharon Miller Shlit’a

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