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Netilas Yadayim (Part 3)
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When To Recite The Bracha 1. The poskim discuss whether one should recite the bracha while his hands are still wet or perhaps wait for his hands to be dried. 1) The Ben Ish Chai (Toldos 5) writes that immediately after washing the hands a blessing is to be said and one is not to […]
Netilas Yadaim In The Morning (Part 2)
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Preparing Water By The Bed 1. As stated in the previous post, the Gemara states that upon waking up in the morning an evil spirit rests upon one’s hands. The Gemara severely warns that one may not touch certain parts of the body before washing his hands as the ruach ra’ah can cause damage to […]
Netilas Yadaim In The Morning (Part 1)
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1. The Sages enacted that every morning upon waking up one should wash his hands and recite the blessing al netilas yadaim. (Brachos 15.) 2. The Rishonim offer two reasons for this obligation: 1) The Rosh (Brachos 9:23 and Shu”t 4:1) writes that it is inevitable that while one is sleeping he will come in […]
Blessing Children On Friday Night
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(This should not be relied upon for practical halacha. When a question arises a Rabbi should be consulted.) 1. It is a custom for parents to bless their children on Friday night. [Parenthetically, it is also a custom for the chosson and kallah to be blessed by their parents before they walk down the aisle […]
Fish and Meat (Part 4)
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(This should not be relied upon for practical halacha. When a question arises a Rabbi should be consulted.) Fish and Dairy- 1. Harav Yosef Karo zt”l in the Beis Yosef (Yoreh Deah 87), the Shulchan Aruch’s commentary on the Tur, writes that “one should not eat fish and milk together because of the danger involved, […]
Fish and Meat (Part 3)
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(This should not be relied upon for practical halacha. When a question arises a Rabbi should be consulted.) Cooking Fish In A Meat Pot- 1. The Torah requires us to use separate utensils for meat and milk because we assume that the taste of the food becomes absorbed in the utensil and would then impart […]
Fish And Meat (Part 2)
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(This should not be relied upon for practical halacha. When a question arises a Rabbi should be consulted.) Does This Prohibition Still Apply Today- 1. The Magen Avraham (173) writes that there are many natural phenomena mentioned in the gemara that no longer apply today. The health concern of eating meat and fish is simply […]
Fish and Meat in Halacha (Part 1)
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(This should not be relied upon for practical halacha. When a question arises a Rabbi should be consulted.) 1. The gemara (Pesachim 76b) states that fish that is cooked with meat may not be eaten because it is likely to lead to “davar acher.” Rashi (ibid.) understands “davar acher” to be a reference to tzara’as. […]
Learning Tanach At Night (Part 2)
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(This should not be relied upon for practical halacha. When a question arises a Rabbi should be consulted.) For part 1 click here. What Is Permissible To Learn: 1. There is a great debate amongst the authorities as to whether one may recite Tehillim at night. The Chida in Shu”t Chaim Shaul writes that the […]
Learning Tanach At Night (Part 1)
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(This should not be relied upon for practical halacha. When a question arises a Rabbi should be consulted.) The Source: 1. Harav Chaim Vital zt”l cites the Arizal that, based upon kabbalistic reasons, one should not read the written Torah (Tanach) at night. (Shaar Hamitzvos Veschanan page 35b) This teaching is also cited by the […]