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Part 2: 100 Brachos: The Nature of the Obligation

  • October 17, 2018

Introduction – part 2 The exact nature of the obligation to recite 100 brachos a day is actually a difference of opinion. While our relating of the origin certainly indicates that it is a rabbinic enactment, there are those who believe it…

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Ribbis in Unexpected Places

  • October 17, 2018

 Avissar Family Ribbis Initiative Many common financial transactions involve ribbis, so pitfalls abound for the unaware. Following are some common business activities that can, depending on the circumstances, constitute ribbis. • COSIGNING cosigning on a loan or car lease, even…

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Painless Procedure: Anesthesia During Circumcision

  • October 17, 2018

Rav Yitzchak Grossman Is experiencing pain a requirement for fulfilling the mitzvah of bris mila? Many poskim have addressed this question in the context of whether it is permitted to anesthetize the baby prior to the mila and have taken…

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Tuition Quiz: Tough Questions for Schools and Parents

  • October 17, 2018

Rav Daniel Dombroff Parent’s and school’s financial responsibilities Costs of living in the frum community are rising every year. Along with regular expenses, the cost of yeshiva tuition is also an increasing financial burden. Likewise, many schools are struggling with…

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“Alexa, May I Speak on Shabbos?”

  • October 17, 2018

Adapted from a shiur by Rav Mordechai Lebhar What can't you say when someone’s always listening?   Amazon's Echo and similar “smart speakers” are devices that provide information, take orders for goods, or activate any of an array of services…

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One Hundred Daily Brachos

  • October 9, 2018

The Gerald & Karin Feldhamer OU Kosher Halacha Yomis This Column is dedicated in memory of: Rav Chaim Yisroel ben Reb Dov HaLevi Belsky, zt'l Senior OU Kosher Halachic Consultant from 1987-2016 Part 1: The Origin   The Talmud in…

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