Monthly Archives: February 2020

TOD Brachot 46-47: Traveling on a Donkey & washing Hands…

  The Torah tells us to honor parents and my extension, big brothers and teachers. This is one of the top five, and yet it has its boundaries. The question often comes up, what to do in situations of abuse: … Continue reading

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TOD: Brachot 41:a: Who’s on first?

It’s Shabbat lunch and we’re sitting around the table after the “meal”, talking and “schmoozing”, when the host brings in a tray of nuts and dried fruits and some chocolate dessert. Should we say a special blessing? Should we say … Continue reading

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TOD (Taste of Daf): Brachot 34:A – The Power of Blessings, Yeast, Salt & Saying No

I thought of starting like this: “since we are in Tractate Brachot, it may be no wonder that we’re now discussing food and its blessings”. Then I remembered that there are so many discussions about food in every tractate, each … Continue reading

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