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How should broccoli be checked for bugs?

Question: Is there a way I can check fresh or cooked broccoli to know it is clean of infestation? --Simcha the Cook Answer: Broccoli, Fresh...

I feel it is ethically wrong to eat meat

Question: I'm a vegetarian, and I see some ethical issues inherent in eating meat. I read several of the articles on this site about Judaism’s...

What is the Jewish view on eating meat?

The Short Answer:     "When G-d your G-d shall broaden your borders, as He has promised you, and you will say, "I shall eat...

Isn't it cruel to eat meat?

Question: Rabbi, I am confused. How could you eat meat? What gives you the right to kill animals to feed your cravings? Aren’t you a preacher of...

What blessing is recited on pinneapple?

Mrs. Kumer: Welcome. I'll be with you in a moment... pedinono: what is the beracha for pinneapple? pedinono: ok Mrs. Kumer: hello Mrs. Kumer:...

What is orlah?

A Jew may not derive any benefit from the produce of a fruit tree for the first three years after it is planted.1 This rule applies even outside of...

Who composed the Grace after Meal?

The obligating to express gratitude to G-d after eating a satiating meal is stated clearly in the Torah—“and you will eat and be sated, and...

What blessing is recited on grapes?

The standard fruit blessing—Borei Pri Haetz. The Hagafen blessing (“He Who creates the fruit of the vine”) is only recited on wine (or...

Obsessive Compulsive

Happens all the time. Guests sampling our Shabbos hospitality for the first time are welcomed in, set at ease, invited to the table to hear kiddush and...

What is the procedure for washing hands before a meal?

The laws of Netilat Yadayim for a meal are quite complex. The following is not to be viewed as a comprehensive compilation of all the pertinent laws. We...