Borrer – ‘selecting – is one of the forbidden activities on Shabbat. I love my water filter jug, so the question has arisen if one can use the ‘Brita style’ water jugs on Shabbos as it removes the unclean particles from the water. 658 more words
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By: Jason Avigan
The most common critique of the Jewish legal code known as Halakha is its restrictiveness. Halakha dictates every aspect of life—it tells man how to eat, how to speak, how to do business, how to have sex, how to manage time, and, to some extent, how to think. 771 more words
I have heard a lot that in a (hamotzi) meal, you don’t in general make a bracha on desserts.
I always felt a bit uncomfortable at this, so I have decided to undertake finding out the exact boundaries of this, and when one should and shouldn’t make a bracha during a meal. 1,161 more words