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From Bagels to Business Trips  
  From Bagels to Business Trips  
 
By Rabbi Yaakov Luban
Update date: 5/6/2018, 11:27
 
Many folks don’t understand what could possibly be unkosher about a loaf of bread. Just as Sara isn’t necessarily Jewish, a bagel isn’t necessarily kosher. Ask Rabbi Yaakov Luban.  


What’s Kosher Meat? Part 2  
  What’s Kosher Meat? Part 2  
 
By Rabbi Yaakov Luban
Publish date: 7/20/2008, 12:28
 
The Torah requires that meat and poultry be slaughtered in a prescribed manner known as “shechita;” Rabbi Yaakov Luban from the OU explains what constitutes kosher meat.  


The Kosher Primer, Part 1  
  The Kosher Primer, Part 1  
 
By Rabbi Yaakov Luban
Update date: 12/1/2015, 17:42
 
With so many of our readers new to Jewish observance, we’re delighted to host Rabbi Yaakov Luban from the OU, who teaches us the practical basics of keeping kosher.  


The Mitzva of Waste Prevention  
  The Mitzva of Waste Prevention  
 
By Rebbetzin Chana Bracha Siegelbaum
Publish date: 7/7/2008, 22:45
 
Rebbetzen Chana Bracha Siegelbaum explains the Judaism’s view on waste: Torah teaches to preserve our environment, to compost and recycle rather than to throw everything away.  


How to Put on Tefillin  
  How to Put on Tefillin  
 
By Rabbi M. Y. Sharabi
Update date: 2/4/2018, 11:06
 
There’s a lot of confusion, especially among newly observant people, about the proper way to put on and wear tefillin. Here's a practical pictorial guide...  


The Mitzvah of Challah  
  The Mitzvah of Challah  
 
By Rebbetzin Chana Bracha Siegelbaum
Update date: 6/9/2015, 22:30
 
Rebbetzen Chana Bracha Siegelbaum gives us a delightful glance at her soon-to-be-released Kosher herbal cookbook and explains the mitzvah of separating Challah from the dough.  


Kabbalah and Witchcraft  
  Kabbalah and Witchcraft  
 
By Rabbi Nissan Dovid Kivak
Update date: 8/4/2020, 08:27
 
Do we learn Kabbala and pray with “kavanos”, the inner intent and meanings of Hashem’s Name, or not? What did Rebbe Nachman want us to do?  


Take This Gift, My Son  
  Take This Gift, My Son  
 
By Rabbi Lazer Brody
Publish date: 6/9/2008, 22:28
 
The Torah commands us to learn Torah day and night, and we can’t very well fulfill this commandment if we’re glued to a television.  


Rainbows  
  Rainbows  
 
By Rabbi Lazer Brody
Update date: 5/15/2020, 15:19
 
Are we allowed to stare at rainbows? A worried young lady that wants to know the implications of seeing a rainbow. Is it a bad omen?  


Kissing Cousins  
  Kissing Cousins  
 
By Rabbi Lazer Brody
Update date: 7/16/2020, 17:19
 
Queen Esther was not only Mordechai's niece, but married to him as well. Does Judaism allow marrying a first cousin or a niece? What about genetic diseases and other problems?  


Asher Yatzar - The Self-Healing Prayer  
  Asher Yatzar - The Self-Healing Prayer  
 
By Rabbi Lazer Brody
Update date: 7/16/2020, 17:19
 
What is the importance of the blessing after visiting the restroom? What are the healing attributes and the practical halacha of the Asher Yatzar blessing?  


Too Blessed to be Depressed  
  Too Blessed to be Depressed  
 
By Dennis Rosen
Update date: 8/10/2020, 12:54
 
Our Sages codified our daily blessings and liturgy to heighten our appreciation for the blessings in life and to educate us to say "Thank You" to Hashem...  


The Illuminated Face  
  The Illuminated Face  
 
By Rabbi Shalom Arush
Update date: 7/28/2020, 08:34
 
A person who is meticulous in honoring other people will find that all gates are open to him. He will succeed in both material and spiritual endeavors…  


Verbal Best Investment  
  Verbal Best Investment  
 
By Rabbi Shalom Arush
Update date: 8/10/2020, 11:33
 
The more we speak about Hashem and emuna, the more we remind ourselves of the Divine Presence and our connection with the Divine. This insures a healthy soul...  


Blessing Hashem for our Food  
  Blessing Hashem for our Food  
 
By Rebbetzin Chana Bracha Siegelbaum
Publish date: 5/25/2008, 16:20
 
A delightful glance at the soon-to-be-released Kosher herbal cookbook and explanation of the spiritual practicality of blessings...  


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