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Halachos of Daily Living

  • June 6, 2019

Can one satisfy the minhag of consuming dairy food on Shavuos by eating cheesecake after Kiddush on Shavuos morning? The Darchei Teshuva recommends this method to fulfill the minhag of eating dairy on Shavuos. However, there is an issue which needs to be dealt with.  The…

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Ribbis: Matters of Interest

  • June 6, 2019

WHEN THE LENDER OVEREXTENDS HIMSELF Sometimes a person needs to go through considerable effort to extend a loan to their friend. For example they might need to make a special trip to the bank, or request permission from family members…

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The Mysterious Wait

  • June 6, 2019

An Analysis of Various Minhagim Concerning Waiting Between Meat and Dairy By Rabbi Yosef Grossman Senior Educational Rabbinic Coordinator, OU Kosher Editor – The Daf HaKashrus This article originally appeared in The Daf HaKashrus Vol. 20, No. 1. published by…

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Seven Complete Weeks

  • June 6, 2019

Does making early Yom Tov detract from the days of Sefira? By Rabby Avraham Y. Cohen, Rosh Kollel of Kollel Ohel Yitzchak of Lakewood We all look forward to the sweet, uninterrupted learning that fills Shavuos night. Maggidei Shiur and…

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Shavuos: Milchig, Fleishig, or both?

  • June 6, 2019

Meat on Yom Tov The Rambam in Hilchos Yom Tov[1] writes "One must be happy and content on Yom Tov... the men eat meat and drink wine..." The Bais Yosef[2] asks from the Gemara[3] which implies clearly that the requirement…

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Halachos of Daily Living

  • April 15, 2019

Laws related to Pesach On Pesach, can one use paper plates, paper towels and napkins that are not certified kosher for Pesach? Paper plates, paper towels and napkins generally contain starch. Some forms of raw starch are kitniyos, such as corn…

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Medications on Pesach

  • April 15, 2019

What should one do if their medicine is not listed on the Kosher L’Pesach list? If someone has a potentially life-threatening  condition e.g. hypertension, diabetes, infection, asthma, stroke risk, cancer, psychiatric condition, etc. the Poskim maintain that one must take…

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