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Anticipating a Period  
  Anticipating a Period  
 
By Rabbi Moshe Morgan
Publish date: 11/8/2008, 19:47
 
Breslev Israel is pleased to present a nutshell course in Jewish family purity. This week, we learn how to anticipate and calculate the expected period according to Jewish Law.  


The Status of Nidah  
  The Status of Nidah  
 
By Rabbi Moshe Morgan
Publish date: 11/1/2008, 21:52
 
Breslev Israel is pleased to present a nutshell course in Jewish family purity. This week, we learn the parameters of what constitutes a “Nidah” according to Jewish Law.  


The Laws of Family Purity  
  The Laws of Family Purity  
 
By Rabbi Moshe Morgan
Update date: 4/5/2016, 21:00
 
Breslev Israel is delighted to present a clear, concise, and reader-friendly serial guide to the Laws of Jewish Family Purity, to simplify learning about this wonderful mitzvah.  


Popeye and Bluto in Flatbush  
  Popeye and Bluto in Flatbush  
 
By Rabbi Lazer Brody
Publish date: 10/4/2008, 22:13
 
“Yankele” has two good friends who live next door to each other and are feuding bitterly. He’s in the middle and asking for advice how to make peace, especially before Yom Kippur.  


Praying for Redemption  
  Praying for Redemption  
 
By Rabbi Lazer Brody
Update date: 10/24/2016, 23:07
 
Some people scoff at prayers for the Geula - the full redemption of our people. Yet, praying for redemption is a major halachic obligation; our prayers revolve around the Geula…  


Fishey Dairy  
  Fishey Dairy  
 
By Rebbetzin Chana Bracha Siegelbaum
Update date: 2/10/2018, 23:37
 
Are we allowed to drink milk fortified with Omega 3? What about butter-fried fish? Is there really danger in cooking fish with dairy, or is that just an old wive’s tale?  


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.  


Asher Yatzar - The Self-Healing Prayer  
  Asher Yatzar - The Self-Healing Prayer  
 
By Rabbi Lazer Brody
Update date: 1/14/2015, 07:53
 
Rabbi Lazer Brody explains the importance of the blessing after visiting the restroom and discusses the healing attributes and the practical halacha of the Asher Yatzar blessing.  


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.  


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
Publish date: 6/1/2008, 00:16
 
Are we allowed to stare at rainbows? Rabbi Lazer Brody gives a practical answer a worried young lady that wants to know the implications of seeing a rainbow. Is it a bad omen?  


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