WATCH: Let’s Talk Kashrus – Hidden Hazards

Hidden Hazards: Chometz In Disguise “What can be wrong with…?” That’s a question that is fairly common when it comes to kashrus. But when it comes...

Seudas Purim

By Rabbi Berach Steinfeld The Rema 695 says there is a mitzvah to be marbeh in seudas Purim. Any meal a person eats on Purim that is lichvod Purim is included in the above mentioned mitzvah. Nevertheless,...

WATCH: Let’s Talk Kashrus – Heavenly Hamantashen

Heavenly Hamantashen: The Forbidden Formula Back in the day, Hamantashen were much simpler. There were a few basic fillings, such as raspberry jam and poppy seed....

Borrer and Tzoveah

By Rabbi Berach Steinfeld Shulchan Aruch, Orach Chaim 318:1 discusses if a person cooks on Shabbos or does any other melachah intentionally, it is forbidden to the person who did...

WATCH: Let’s Talk Kashrus – Liquid Logistics

Liquid Logistics: In It For The Long Haul Most commercial products nowadays have some sort of liquid in their ingredient panel. The complexities of transporting liquids...

Lights On or Off?

By Rabbi Berach Steinfeld The laws of Shabbos are reviewed in Parshas Vayakhel; especially the laws of making a fire. An interesting question arises regarding the following scenario. Reuven sees...

Watch: Let’s Talk Kashrus – Hydroponic Quest

Hydroponic Quest: To Eradicate The Pests Hydroponics. Aeroponics. Vertical farming. These are just a few of the terms of recent innovations in the world of...

Breaking Tablets

By Rabbi Berach Steinfeld In Shmos 34:1 Hashem tells Moshe to cut out two new tablets similar to the first ones and, “I will write on these tablets “asher shibarta”...

Purim Cuttin?

By Rabbi Berach Steinfeld The Gemara in Megillah 6b says that it is forbidden to eulogize and fast on the fourteenth and fifteenth of the first Adar. The Rosh in Megillah in Perek 1, siman 7 says...

WATCH: Let’s Talk Kashrus – Ki Eshmerah Shabbos

Technology has come a long way since the refrigerator has been invented. Together with the advancements in technology come many complications in Halacha. Whether...

Flying High

By Rabbi Berach Steinfeld HaGaon Rav Shlomo Zalman Auerbach zt”l (Halichos Shlomo, ch. 23) considers flying on an airplane a sakana (dangerous situation), and therefore one...

Watch: Let’s Talk Kashrus – There’s An App For That

Some topics need to be revisited as technology evolves. Food delivery service apps such as door-dash and Uber-eats definitely fall in that category. So...

Mitzva to Lend

By Rabbi Berach Steinfeld In Shmos 22:24 the posuk discusses the concept of lending money. The Mechilta writes that whenever the Torah uses the word “im”...

Kashering Done Safely

By Rabbi Yosef Wikler, Editor, KASHRUS Magazine Many and complex are the ways of kashering, but the common denominator is heat, intense heat. However, intense...

WATCH: Let’s Talk Kashrus – Vinegar Vignettes

Purity In A Sour World The key ingredient in all vinegars is wine. The key ingredient in most wines are grapes. For this reason many...

WATCH: Let’s Talk Kashrus – Yoshon Bytes

Yoshon Bytes: A Guide To Chodosh In The Digital Age For those who are makpid on eating only yoshon, it always involved a paperback booklet...

Mechiyas Amalek  

By Rabbi Berach Steinfeld In Shemos 17:16, the Torah says there should be a war of Hashem against Amalek from generation to generation. There are two places in the Torah that the war against Amalek is...

WATCH: Let’s Talk Kashrus – Mouthwatering Mazza

Most kashrus agencies rely on the psak of the Rem”a for ashkenazim, because that is the base of their clientele. Let’s listen in to...

Picnic Pesach, Shehecheyanu on Shechita

By Rabbi Berach Steinfeld In Shmos 12:46 the Torah tells us that the Pesach should be eaten in one house. Regarding Pesach we can kler...

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