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Halachos of Daily Living

  • May 16, 2019

What is the correct bracha for pizza? We learned previously that pies are one form of pas haba’ah b’kisnin, and the bracha is Mezonos. Similiarly, dough filled with jam (such as a hamentaschen) is a classic example of pas haba’ah b’kisnin. The bracha on calzones and the like, filled…

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Ribbis: Matters of Interest

  • May 16, 2019

HONORING A PHILANTHROPIC LENDER May a mechaber (author) honor someone who lent money toward the printing costs of their book, or a yeshivah honor a lender by placing an ad thanking them for their kindness? Does it make a difference…

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Shabbos Seuda: We Don’t See It on the Menu

  • May 16, 2019

An Overview of a Shiur given by Rav Ari Stauber on Parshas Emorוביום השביעי שבת שבתון מקרא קודש כל מלאכה לא תעשו ויקרא כג:ג Gemara (Shabbos 148b-149a) — One may not read a guest list or food menu on Shabbos…

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Jewish Owned Bakeries

  • May 16, 2019

Rabbi Eli GerstenReprinted with permission of the OU’s Daf HaKashrus The Tur writes that dough which is owned by a Yisroel but is baked by a non-Jew becomes forbidden like bishul akum. This would mean that it would not have…

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A Kohen Walks Into A Hospital…

  • May 16, 2019

Rabbi Yosef Jacobovits The Halachas of Tumah In Contemporary Times A Kohen’s Purity: Parshas Emor deals with numerous laws of ritual purity that apply specifically to a kohen. While many of these laws are not applicable today, the very first…

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