Torah is the Elixir of Life!
A special message from Rabbi Dovid Bendory, Executive Director of Pidyon.
20 Tevet 5771 | Duration: 1:39
Halacha l'ma'aseh: there are four requirements that, if met, make raisin wine pri ha-gefen by all opinions.
23 Sivan 5768 | Duration: 16:36
OC 202:11; MB 202:56-60
Is the brachah for raisin wine borei pri hagafen or shehakol?
21 Sivan 5768 | Duration: 15:31
OC 202:11; MB 202:54-55
At some point in mixing wine with other liquids, its brachah changes from borei pri ha-gefen. Just when does that happen?
20 Sivan 5768 | Duration: 14:51
OC 202:1; MB 202:7-10
Does wine still get a special brachah if it is concentrated? Mevushal? Pasteurized? Mixed with other flavors?
17 Sivan 5768 | Duration: 15:14
OC 202:1; MB 202:3-6
Why does wine get a special bracha? Why does fruit from a tree get a different bracha from other plants?
16 Sivan 5768 | Duration: 11:58
Shaarei Teshuva 202:19; OC 202:1; MB 202:1-2
In some situations, we need not prevent a child from eating something when he shouldn't.
18 Iyar 5768 | Duration: 14:48
OC 269:1; MB 269:1-3
If you forget to make up for havdala in the second bracha, you have additional opportunities through the meal, the seder, and beyond. Also: washing hands for kiddush.
5 Nissan 5768 | Duration: 14:04
OC 473:1; MB 473:5-9
If you forget to make Havdala in Kiddush, how do you make up for your ommission?
4 Nissan 5768 | Duration: 15:43
OC 473:1; MB 473:4
The Kiddush of Pesach on Motzei Shabbos is special in that it includes both Shehechiyanu and Havdala.
3 Nissan 5768 | Duration: 15:16
OC 473:1; MB 473:1,3
Dedicated as a zechut l'ilui nishmat Shaul ben Chana z"l for a refuah shleimah for Breina bas Frieda.
In the middle of the Pesach Seder, we recite Hallel; in the middle of Hallel, we interrupt to eat. How can we interrupt Hallel in the middle? Also: There are two special changes in Maariv for Pesach: many communities recite Hallel, and there is no Kiddush in shul.
2 Nissan 5768 | Duration: 11:58
OC 487:3-4; Pesachim 10:1; MB 487:10,16
Dedicated for a refuah shleimah for Breina bas Frieda and Tamar bat Sigalit.
From kiddush through the start of the maggid.
2 Nisan 5766 | Duration: 49:40
If you only have enough money for Chanukah candles or Shabbos candles, which takes precedence? What about candles vs. Kiddush wine?
19 Kislev 5766 | Duration: 10:15
OC 671:1; MB 671:1-3; Shabb. 23b; OC 678:1; MB 678:4
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