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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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OU Daily Living: Laws related to Chanukah

  • December 4, 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     Q. I work in the city and…

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Weekly questions: Laws regarding bread

  • November 26, 2018

  Am I permitted to speak during netilas yadayim or between netilas yadayim and hamotzi? While a person washes one’s hands it is forbidden to speak until one makes the blessing al netilas yadayim (Drashos HaTzlach, 4:22). The bracha applies to the mitzvah of washing and there should be no interruption…

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OU DAILY LIVING: Laws regarding bread

  • November 21, 2018

Can one use any type of bread product for lechem mishneh? Matzos, bagels, pitas, or any other type of bread, may be used for lechem mishneh. It is preferable to eat only pas Yisrael on Shabbos. One who does so, may use bread that…

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Weekly questions

  • November 12, 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 I baked bread in my oven at the…

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