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Berel Bell

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Rabbi Berel Bell is the founding dean of Bais Chaya Mushka Seminary in Montreal, a member of the Rabbinical Court of Montréal and author and director of Teacher Training for the Jewish Learning Institute.
When thinking about the food we eat, it's easy to forget about the machinery that’s used to make it. But not if you’re a kosher supervisor! In this final installment of Kosher Uncovered, we peel back the lid on this final ingredient of the kosher industry...
You go to the store and buy a jug of 100% pure Canadian maple syrup, expecting that there’s only one thing inside… but - you may be wrong! Tune in to our third lesson and get the inside scoop on what doesn’t land up on the label.
Jewish law forbids us from causing harm to animals. So how can we eat them? Whether you’re a vegan or a carnivore, there’s something for everyone in this second installment of Kosher Uncovered.
We all know that the foods we consume impact the way we feel. But what about the spiritual ramifications of our diet? In this first lesson, learn about why we keep kosher, and how modern day certification evolved.
Taking the lid off the food industry
Kosher certification. You may have seen the symbols, but do you know what goes on behind the scenes? From fish markets in China to vegan shops in Montreal, this course travels around the world to find out what’s really going on beneath the label. Join us ...
An overview of the underlying issues
The field of medical ethics is a subject of great intrigue, particularly in light of new technologies, which present unprecedented ethical questions. Explore Torah true principles that help guide us in navigating these delicate issues.
Symposium on Intellectual Property Law
Rabbi Bell asks the question, "Does the concept of intellectual property have a source in Talmudic law?" He then cites various real cases throughout history where rabbis have attempted to settle disputes by answering this question.
Negative Commandment 328
The 328th prohibition is that we are forbidden to perform melachah on Shemini Atzeres [the eighth Outside of Israel, this mitzvah is for the eighth and ninth day. day of Sukkos]. The source of this commandment is G‑d's statement, "No servile melachah may ...
Negative Commandment 327
The 327th prohibition is that we are forbidden to perform melachah on the first day of Sukkos. The source of this commandment is G‑d's statement, "No servile melachah may be done [on that day]."
Negative Commandment 326
The 326th prohibition is that we are forbidden to perform melachah on Rosh HaShanah. The source of this commandment is G‑d's statement Lev. 23:25., "No servile melachah may be done [on that day]."
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