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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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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

  • 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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