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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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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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Ribbis: Matters of Interest

  • April 12, 2019

THANKING THE LENDER May the borrower thank the lender for the loan? May he greet him warmly upon meeting him in the street? Does it make any difference if he thanked or greeted him during the life of the loan…

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