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Tevilas Keilim: Ritual Immersion on High Tech Items

  • August 1, 2019

Rav Yosef Jacobowitz Min haTorah- only metal needs immersion. Midrabanan – even glass [since it’s similar to metal that it can be molded into a shape]. There are two components: The mitzvah-One must toivel prior to using for eatingThe issur-It…

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Halachos of Daily Living

  • March 19, 2019

Are women obligated to recite one hundred brachos daily? Many poskim write that women are exempt from this mitzvah. As evidence, the Shevet HaLevi (5:23) points out that the Rishonim who list the hundred brachos recited each day include the brachos that are recited on Tallis and Tefillin. Since women do not…

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‘Order in the Court!’: Is There?

  • January 28, 2019

Rabbi Dovid Englander The Din Torah process in contemporary times It is not uncommon for people to question the beis din’s procedures, action, and motives, especially when they are first exposed to a beis din as a party to a…

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Creating Forbidden Images

  • January 18, 2019

Adapted from a shiur by Rav Moshe Zev Granek on Parshas Beshalach (לא תעשון אתי אלהי כסף ואלהי זהב לא תעשו לכם (שמות כ:כ The Gemara (Rosh Hashana 24, Avoda Zara 43) explains that this pasuk is the source for…

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