The blessing on Matzah

The blessing on Matzah:[1] During Pesach:[2] Throughout Pesach, the blessing on Matzah is Hamotzi according to all opinions.[3] Throughout the year: Most Poskim[4] rule the blessing on Matzah remains Hamotzi throughout the year[5], and so appears to be the ruling of Admur.[6] Some Poskim[7], however, rule that throughout the year, […]

Blowing bubbles on Shabbos

May one blow bubbles on Shabbos?[1] Blowing bubbles on Shabbos enters into the question of whether it transgresses the Molid prohibition due to it changing the form of the water into foam. Practically, the mainstream approach follows that it does not contain a Molid prohibition, and therefore children may blow […]

Fish and Dairy [Milk Cheese Butter]

Fish with dairy:[1] There is no Basar Bechalav prohibition involved in cooking and/or eating fish with milk, even Rabbinically.[2] Nonetheless, the Poskim debate as to whetehr it is forbidden to eat the two together due to danger, similar to the prohibition of eating fish and meat together due to danger. […]

Eating processed foods on Pesach

This Halacha is an excerpt from our Sefer Buy me here or on Processed foods:[1] It is a renowned Chabad custom to avoid eating all processed foods on Pesach, as much as possible.[2] Matzah and wine: The above custom is with exception to Matzah and wine, which due to inability to self produce, […]

Counters and Tables-Koshering

This Halacha is an excerpt from our Sefer Buy me here or on Counters/tables:[1] It is customary of all Jewry to Kasher counters and tables that are used with hot foods during the year.[2] Likewise, tables which are used without a tablecloth during the year, or are used with a thin cotton/linen/polyester tablecloth, […]

Punishing and disciplining on Shabbos

Punishments on Shabbos: Court hearings:[1] Court cases involving monetary matters are not adjudicated on Shabbos.[2] Punishments and imprisonment:[3] Punishments are not delivered on Shabbos [and in certain cases it is a Biblical prohibition to do so[4]].[5] [Some Rishonim list this prohibition as one of the 365 negative commands, in addition […]