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Halachos of Daily Living

  • July 18, 2019

Can I Use Flavored Charcoal Briquettes for My Barbecue? Rav Belsky, zt”l held that one may not use wine soaked wood chips or charcoal briquettes that contain wine flavors. Although the briquettes do not directly touch the food and are burned up…

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Halachos of Daily Living

  • March 12, 2019

Laws related to Berachos When does the day begin for the counting of one hundred brachos? Does one begin counting from sunset, when the halachic day begins, or does one begin counting from the morning? Poskim, such as the Mishna Berura (46:14), include…

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Halachos of Daily Living

  • February 5, 2019

Weekly Question: Laws related to Berachos 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 According to…

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OU Daily Living

  • January 28, 2019

Weekly Questions What bracha is recited on peanut butter (a spoonful of peanut butter eaten plain)? There are two opinions regarding the bracha on peanut butter. Here, we will discuss the opinion that holds that the bracha on peanut butter is Shehakol. Shulchan Aruch (OC 208:8) writes…

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Laws related to Birchas Hatorah

  • January 15, 2019

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   I just finished reciting birchos ha’shachar (the blessings recited…

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Halachos of Daily Living: Weekly Questions

  • January 4, 2019

I was up all night. Do I recite birchas ha’Torah in the morning? This is a common question on Shavuos. The Mishnah Berurah (47:28) writes that there is a difference of opinion among poskim as to whether one who was awake all night recites birchas…

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OU WEEKLY QUESTIONS: Laws related to bentching

  • January 1, 2019

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 If one knows that he will need to…

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Laws Related to Bentching

  • December 25, 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 What is the proper way to hold the kos…

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OU DAILY LIVING

  • December 17, 2018

Weekly questions The electricity went off briefly on Shabbos and I now have an alarm that is beeping loudly. It is very disruptive. Can I ask a non-Jew to turn off the alarm? Ordinarily, one is not permitted to ask…

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