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Laws of Kashrut – cooking spicy foods

Onions and Garlic even if cold, can transfer taste and flavor even after 24 hours. What is Nat bar Nat? Davar Charif? You can cut it with a knife... Best to have a Parve knife in your kitchen! Followed by a dvar Torah on Parshat Balak - building a Jewish...

Chafetz Chaim : Laws of Gossip #1 & Gideon – Book of Shoftim

Are you permitted to talk about someone in their presence or even not in their presence while not telling the whole picture? In what scenario are you allowed to talk about someone and hide some of the facts? What are some strategies to help us not falter in this category? ...

A Kabbalistic Approach the Energy of the Month of Cheshvan

The month of Cheshvan is the only month without any holiday or special day in the Jewish calendar. The uniqueness of this month, is when we start praying for rain.  "based on the book of formation, written by avraham avinu, we are privy to secrets of creation, including the energies...

Rav Dov Bigon on Tisha B’Av

Tisha B'Av is a national mourning day, where we don't eat, drink, sleep on comfortable mattresses and we read lamentations, and are deeply saddened on that day. There are some who are not sad, but don't feel it so deeply. Why are there people that the ninth of Av is...

Laws of Lashon Hara & Laws of Muktze

Rav Frankenthal in his weekly Halacha Shiyur covers the problem with slandering one's friend behind their back, even with good intention. And, as well, covers the basic laws of muktzeh and the background for the prohibition of Muktzeh, dating back to King David.