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Jewish Holidays

Hilchos Yom Tov

May 29, 2017, by

The following is meant as a convenient review of Halachos pertaining to Yom Tov. The Piskei Din for the most part are based purely on the Sugyos, Shulchan Aruch and Ramah, and the Mishna Berura, unless stated otherwise. They are based on my understanding of the aforementioned texts through the teachings of my Rebeim. As […]

Chametz Sheavar Alav haPesach: The Supermarket Controversy

April 21, 2017, by

An exciting aspect of Torah study is the application of the age-old principles of halachah to the modern world in which we live. Thus, as an example, there is obviously no Talmudic discussion about the propriety of walking past a motion detector on Shabbat, yet contemporary posekim (halachic decisors) have analyzed this issue and found […]

Inquiries in the Mitzva of Tashbisu

April 9, 2017, by

Can you fulfill the mitzva by placing chametz with tasteless, odorless arsenic; putting it in a secure capsule and launching it into outer space; putting it in a particle accelerator and transforming it into a non-chametz substance?

Something to Say at the Seder 5777

April 6, 2017, by

Le’ilui nishmas Yosef Nissan ben Yechezkel, a”h The emphasis at the seder is to feel that God took you out of Egypt together with the rest of the nation, that God did this for us. The paragraph of l’fichach as a preamble to Hallel.

Top FAQs of Passover 2017

April 4, 2017, by

A Compilation of Consumer hotline, live chat and e-mailed questions Q: Do raw nuts require certification for Passover? A:  Raw nuts in their shell do not require Passover certification. Shelled nuts that list BHA or BHT (preservatives) in the ingredients require special Passover certification. Please note that regarding peanuts different communities have different customs. Some […]

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