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Why Eat Fish On Shabbat?

Question: Why do Jews eat fish on Shabbat?

Pesach Medication And Alcohol

The prohibition of chametz on Pesach means that chametz may not be eaten or enjoyed, may not be owned or possessed, and must be removed from one's premises.

Covering A Sefer Torah Between Aliyot

Question: Should a Sefer Torah be covered between aliyot?

Daf Yomi

What A Difference A Day Makes ‘Rav Rules: First Sukkah, Then Zeman’ (Sukkah 56a)

Second Day Yom Tov, Eruvin And Eggs (Beitzah 4)

Whether a month is chaser or maleh makes a crucial difference to our Jewish lives. If, for example, one mistakenly believed the month of Elul was maleh when in fact it was chaser, one might find oneself eating on Yom Kippur and fasting on a weekday. If one mistakenly believed the month of Adar was maleh when in fact it was chaser, one might find oneself eating bread on Pesach.

Use With Care

"Well, I brought over a cake for the simcha," Mrs. Kasner said. She came in and put the cake down on the counter. "Please tell your mother I'd like the serving dish back after Shabbos."

Lost Property (Sukkot 25a)

Is a shomer aveidah considered a shomer chinam or a shomer sachar?

Daf Yomi

Full Or Abridged? ‘One Is Obligated To Recite Hallel’ (Sukkah 48a)

You Say ‘Gashem,’ I Say ‘Geshem’

Question: In the Amidah, the phrase “Mashiv HaRuach” concludes in some siddurim with the words “umorid ha’geshem” (with a segol under the gimmel) and in other siddurim with the words “umorid ha’gashem” (with a kamatz under the gimmel). What is the practical difference between these two readings?

Unlocked Door

"We're hosting a sheva berachos tonight for my niece," Mrs. Kohn replied. "I'm already late! I don't even have a minute to take my projector to the office. Would you mind keeping it overnight in your office?"

No Wage

When Mr. Fine received the translation he was disappointed. The translation was passing, but lacked the power and command of language in other translations he’d seen.

‘Berov Am’ Vs. ‘Zerizim’ (Part II)

Question: When performing a mitzvah, what is more important: doing it right away – “zerizim” – or doing it with a large crowd – “berov am”?

Daf Yomi

Lulav, Sukkah, Shofar ‘Beautification is Not an Obstruction’ (Sukkah 37a)

The Broken Stem (Part II)

The lulav symbolizes the backbone, the etrog, the heart, the hadas the eyes, and the arava the lips moving in the service of God.

Daf Yomi

A Grafted Esrog ‘Passul When Missing Even a Tiny Bit’ (Sukkah 34b)

Timely Delivery

The day after Purim, Mordechai Freilich received the mishloach manos package with a note: "This mishloach manos was meant to be delivered on Purim, but delayed due to the storm. Please accept our apologies."

‘Berov Am’ Versus ‘Zerizim’ (Part I)

Question: When performing a mitzvah, what is more important: doing it right away – “zerizim” – or doing it with a large crowd – “berov am”?

The Broken Stem

Although the Torah only commands us to pick up the arba minim, the rabbis require that we wave them in all four directions of the compass as well as upward and downward.

Between Kiddush And Eating

Question: How much time may lapse between Kiddush and the meal?

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