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What Bracha do you make on Sushi?

I am very keen on sushi; and I love this question because it requires a focus on three issues: (1) ikkar and taffel; (2) rov; and (3) the correct bracha for rice. I am also a fan of this response ...
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Shiur for Al Hamichya

The minimum shiur for Al Hamichya and Borei Nefashos (depending on the food) is a k'zayis, or the amount of an olive. The exact measurement of that amount in ounces is subject to dispute.
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Can one carry a pocket knife on shabbos?

In Shemirat Shabbat Kehilchata (Hebrew, new version, 20/84) the author addresses the halacha of a pocket knife (אולר in Hebrew). He rules that it is not Muktza, even if it includes other muktza type ...
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Are gingerbread houses prohibited?

See this Q&A What makes something "chukat goyim?" and in particular this paragraph [emphasis added]: "Rabbi Feinstein says we follow the opinion of the Ran, that chukat goyim is ...
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Is there an order of priority for washing Mayim Achronim

The Gemera in Brachot 46b says: תנו רבנן: אין מכבדין לא בדרכים ולא בגשרים, ולא בידים מזוהמות The Sages taught: Although it is customary to defer to greater people, nevertheless, one shows deference ...
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Tasting the meaty Shabbos food on erev Shabbos Chazon: can one swallow?

Rabbi Ovadya Yosef states in the Hazon Ovadya Chapter 1: Paragraph 14 that it is a mitzvah to taste the Shabbat dishes on Friday in order to see that they are well seasoned and well prepared as befits ...
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After eating parve food cooked in a meat pot, and before eating dairy — must you bentsch?

In the case of parve food cooked in a clean meat pot, there is no need to wait before eating dairy and no need to say birkat hamazon. Indeed should the parve food become mixed together with milk, you ...
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Baal Habayis in Bentching

The main klal for Birkat Ha'oreach is that the bracha is said for whoever buys the food. This seems to be the general consensus found here. The Magen Avraham 201:2, Kaf Hachaim 201:11, Aruch ...
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Why must challah be tamai when it is burned?

Contrary to popular belief, challah isn't supposed to be burned. It is food for the priests (kohanim) and their families to eat. Eating it is a mitzva with a special blessing (YD 322:5). It's such a ...
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Is chicken generally kosher?

B"H Products with a kosher hechsher in stores are kosher. If it's packaged without any hechsher, it means it's not kosher, similar to many (but not all) products that have no hechsher The entire ...
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Is chicken generally kosher?

The simple answer to the question "Is chicken generally kosher at the average grocery store?" Is "NO". See https://www.chabad.org/library/article_cdo/aid/4651830/jewish/Is-Chicken-...
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Sucking Candy and Chewing Gum in Bathroom

See DinOnline's response to this question here where Harav Zeev Litka responds to this question based on a Minchas Yitzchok, Mishna Berura and Chazon Ish The Minchas Chinuch 3:63 writes that one ...
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