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The correct blessing on cantaloupe is Ha'adamah—the blessing recited on "vegetables," or "produce from the ground." When determining the proper blessing to say on produce (other than the five grains – wheat, barley, spelt, oat and rye – or wine), our sole...
Chapter Ten, Part 2
Kabbalah details the various supernal sources of rain in the Land of Israel.
The significance of the two food gifts Joseph is said to have sent to Jacob from Egypt
The Tzemach Tzedek once told someone to become an onion. This was a person who had been traveling from town to town spreading chassidic teachings. But now he had stopped. All the fuss over himself and his talents, he claimed, had been feeding his ego. Now...
Perhaps at the Passover Seder, as you were about to dip an onion into salt-water, someone posed this question. Indeed, this blessing is different from all (or most) other blessings. Let’s peel back the layers of this issue. Blessings in General The defaul...
On the Halachic Definition of a Tree
The definition of a tree according to Jewish law affects our everyday Jewish observance.
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