Jewish Laws and Customs

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  • Basic Judaism
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    Even If We Don’t Understand

    [bzplayer hls=”https://hidabroot.streamgates.net/Hidabrut/en/Rabbi-Lawrence-Kelemen_Basic-Judaism_Short-and-Sweet_Even-If-We-Dont-Understand_54837.smil/playlist.m3u8″]In this short video, Rabbi Lawrence Kelemen sheds new light on a basic fundamental in Judaism

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  • Basic Judaism
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    Why Do I Have to Listen to Rabbis?

    [bzplayer hls=”https://hidabroot.streamgates.net/Hidabrut/en/Rabbi-Akiva-Fox_Basic-Judaism_The-Jewish-Whys_Why-Do-I-Have-to-Listen-to-Rabbis_54973.smil/playlist.m3u8″]

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  • Basic Judaism
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    Why is Suicide so Severe According to Judaism?

    [bzplayer hls=”https://hidabroot.streamgates.net/Hidabrut/en/Rabbi-Yaakov-Lynn_Basic-Judaism_The-Jewish-Whys_Why-is-Suicide-so-Severe-According-to-Judaism_54976.smil/playlist.m3u8″]

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  • Basic Judaism
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    Why Can’t I Just Keep the Written Torah?

    [bzplayer hls=”https://hidabroot.streamgates.net/Hidabrut/en/Rabbi-Akiva-Fox_Basic-Judaism_The-Jewish-Whys_Why-Cant-I-Just-Keep-the-Written-Torah_54973.smil/playlist.m3u8″]

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  • Miscellaneous
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    Why Do Kohanim Enjoy Special Privileges?

    [bzplayer hls=”https://hidabroot.streamgates.net/Hidabrut/en/Rabbi-Akiva-Fox_Miscellaneous_The-Jewish-Whys_Why-Do-Kohanim-Enjoy-Special-Privileges_54973.smil/playlist.m3u8″]

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  • Basic Judaism
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    Why are the 613 Mitzvot So Important?

    [bzplayer hls=”https://hidabroot.streamgates.net/Hidabrut/en/Rabbi-Yitzchak-Botton_Basic-Judaism_The-Jewish-Whys_Why-are-the-613-Mitzvot-So-Important_49055.smil/playlist.m3u8″]

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  • Basic Judaism
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    Why are Religious Jews So Meticulous about Jewish Law

    [bzplayer hls=”https://hidabroot.streamgates.net/Hidabrut/en/Rabbi-Akiva-Fox_Basic-Judaism_The-Jewish-Whys_Why-are-Religious-Jews-So-Meticulous-about-Jewish-Law_54973.smil/playlist.m3u8″]

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  • Basic Judaism
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    Parshat Yitro – Conversion in Judaism

    [bzplayer hls=”https://hidabroot.streamgates.net/Hidabrut/en/Rebbetzin-Tziporah-Heller_Basic-Judaism_Chumash-Textual_Yitro_Conversion-in-Judaism_54860.smil/playlist.m3u8″]

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  • Basic Judaism
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    Torah, Judaism – Are We Doing it Right?

    [bzplayer hls=”https://hidabroot.streamgates.net/Hidabrut/en/Rabbi-Benzion-Klatzko_Basic-Judaism_Torah-Judaism-Are-We-Doing-it-Right_54847.smil/playlist.m3u8″]

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  • Circumcision
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    The Mystical Dimension of the Mitzvah of Circumcision

    [bzplayer hls=”https://hidabroot.streamgates.net/Hidabrut/en/Rabbi-Yitzchak-Botton_Circumcision_The-Mystical-Dimension-of-the-Mitzvah-of-Circumcision_49055.smil/playlist.m3u8″]Our sages teach us that our forefathers kept the whole Torah. Why then did Avraham wait till age 99…

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  • Miscellaneous
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    Halachic Times for the Evening Prayer and Shabbat

    [bzplayer hls=”https://hidabroot.streamgates.net/Hidabrut/en/Rabbi-Yitzchak-Yisraeli_Miscellaneous_Halachic-Times-for-the-Evening-Prayer-and-Shabbat_55429.smil/playlist.m3u8″]

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  • Keeping Kosher
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    FAQ’s in Kashrut

    [bzplayer hls=”https://hidabroot.streamgates.net/Hidabrut/en/Rabbi-Moishe-Dovid-Lebovits_Keeping-Kosher_FAQs-in-Kashrut_55571.smil/playlist.m3u8″]

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  • Keeping Kosher
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    Meat & Milk – Waiting in Between

    [bzplayer hls=”https://hidabroot.streamgates.net/Hidabrut/en/Rabbi-Shlomo-Cohen_Keeping-Kosher_Basic-Kosher-Laws_Meat-and-Milk-Waiting-in-Between_54957.smil/playlist.m3u8″] Why is it necessary to wait between eating meat and milk? How long must one wait between eating…

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  • Keeping Kosher
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    Meat & Milk – Cooking Utensils

    [bzplayer hls=”https://hidabroot.streamgates.net/Hidabrut/en/Rabbi-Shlomo-Cohen_Keeping-Kosher_Basic-Kosher-Laws_Meat-and-Milk-Cooking-Utensils_54957.smil/playlist.m3u8″]   Is it permissible to feed your pet a cheeseburger? Can the same cooking utensil be used for…

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  • Keeping Kosher
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    Meat & Milk – Knife vs. Spoon

    [bzplayer hls=”https://hidabroot.streamgates.net/Hidabrut/en/Rabbi-Shlomo-Cohen_Keeping-Kosher_Basic-Kosher-Laws_Meat-and-Milk-Knife-vs-Spoon_54957.smil/playlist.m3u8″] If a milky spoon was placed in a hot meaty pot, do the utensils become treif (non-kosher)? Rabbi…

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  • Keeping Kosher
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    Kosher Milk & Chalav Yisrael

    [bzplayer hls=”https://hidabroot.streamgates.net/Hidabrut/en/Rabbi-Shlomo-Cohen_Keeping-Kosher_Basic-Kosher-Laws_Kosher-Milk-and-Chalav-Yisrael_54957.smil/playlist.m3u8″] What is the definition of kosher milk? What is considered chalav yisrael milk? In another informative session, Rabbi…

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  • Keeping Kosher
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    Kosher Fish Issues

    [bzplayer hls=”https://hidabroot.streamgates.net/Hidabrut/en/Rabbi-Shlomo-Cohen_Keeping-Kosher_Basic-Kosher-Laws_Kosher-Fish-Issues_54957.smil/playlist.m3u8″]   What are the signs of a kosher fish? Do kitchen utensils absorb the fat of non-kosher fish?…

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  • Keeping Kosher
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    How to Cook Kosher Liver

    [bzplayer hls=”https://hidabroot.streamgates.net/Hidabrut/en/Rabbi-Shlomo-Cohen_Keeping-Kosher_Basic-Kosher-Laws_How-to-Cook-Kosher-Liver_54957.smil/playlist.m3u8″] Liver is often bought fresh and thus requires a specific process in order to be considered kosher. Rabbi…

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  • Keeping Kosher
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    Bitul – The Concept of Nullification

    [bzplayer hls=”https://hidabroot.streamgates.net/Hidabrut/en/Rabbi-Shlomo-Cohen_Keeping-Kosher_Basic-Kosher-Laws_Bitul-The-Concept-of-Nullification_54957.smil/playlist.m3u8″] If a drop of milk falls into chicken soup, does the soup become non-kosher? If meat was cooked…

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  • Keeping Kosher
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    Keeping 3 Hours Between Meat & Milk

    [bzplayer hls=”https://hidabroot.streamgates.net/Hidabrut/en/Rabbi-Reuven-Lauffer_Keeping-Kosher_Basic-Judaism_Keeping-3-Hours-Between-Meat-and-Milk_49395.smil/playlist.m3u8″]How many hours should one wait between eating meat & milk? What is the source of the custom to…

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  • Circumcision
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    Circumcision – Perfecting Yourself

    [bzplayer hls=”https://hidabroot.streamgates.net/Hidabrut/en/Rebbetzin-Raquel-Kirszenbaum_Circumcision_Torah-and-Mitzvot_Circumcision-Perfecting-Yourself_52525.smil/playlist.m3u8″]

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  • Circumcision
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    Circumcision – Elevating Physicality

    [bzplayer hls=”https://hidabroot.streamgates.net/Hidabrut/en/Rebbetzin-Raquel-Kirszenbaum_Circumcision_Torah-and-Mitzvot_Circumcision-Elevating-Physicality_52525.smil/playlist.m3u8″]Rebbetzin Raquel Kirszenbaum discusses circumcision.

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  • Basic Judaism
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    The Blueprints of Creation

    [bzplayer hls=”https://hidabroot.streamgates.net/Hidabrut/en/Rebbetzin-Raquel-Kirszenbaum_Basic-Judaism_Torah-and-Mitzvot_The-Blueprints-of-Creation_52525.smil/playlist.m3u8″]

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  • Miscellaneous
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    Stealing on the Internet

    [bzplayer hls=”https://hidabroot.streamgates.net/Hidabrut/en/Rabbi-Shlomo-Cohen_Miscellaneous_Business-Ethics-The-Jewish-Monetary-Law_Stealing-on-the-Internet_54957.smil/playlist.m3u8″]

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  • Miscellaneous
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    Tannaim, Amoraim & Rishonim

    [bzplayer hls=”https://hidabroot.streamgates.net/Hidabrut/en/Rabbi-Yaakov-Lynn_Miscellaneous_The-Origin-and-Development-of-the-Written-and-Oral-Law_Tannaim-Amoraim-and-Rishonim_54976.smil/playlist.m3u8″]

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  • Miscellaneous
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    The Era of the Rishonim

    [bzplayer hls=”https://hidabroot.streamgates.net/Hidabrut/en/Rabbi-Yaakov-Lynn_Miscellaneous_The-Origin-and-Development-of-the-Written-and-Oral-Law_The-Era-of-the-Rishonim_54976.smil/playlist.m3u8″]

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  • Miscellaneous
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    The Halachic Process

    [bzplayer hls=”https://hidabroot.streamgates.net/Hidabrut/en/Rabbi-Yaakov-Lynn_Miscellaneous_The-Origin-and-Development-of-the-Written-and-Oral-Law_The-Halachic-Process_54976.smil/playlist.m3u8″]

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  • Miscellaneous
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    The Transmission of the Torah

    [bzplayer hls=”https://hidabroot.streamgates.net/Hidabrut/en/Rabbi-Yaakov-Lynn_Miscellaneous_The-Origin-and-Development-of-the-Written-and-Oral-Law_The-Transmission-of-the-Torah_54976.smil/playlist.m3u8″]

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  • Miscellaneous
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    Why Should I Listen to the Rabbis?

    [bzplayer hls=”https://hidabroot.streamgates.net/Hidabrut/en/Rabbi-Yaakov-Lynn_Miscellaneous_The-Origin-and-Development-of-the-Written-and-Oral-Law_Why-Should-I-Listen-to-the-Rabbis_54976.smil/playlist.m3u8″]

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  • Tzitzit & Tefillin
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    Small Things Count – Episode 6 – The Power of Tefillin

    [bzplayer hls=”https://hidabroot.streamgates.net/Hidabrut/en/Rabbi-Yirmiyahu-Abramov_Tzitzit-and-Tefillin_High-Holy-Days_Small-Things-Count-Episode-6-The-Power-of-Tefillin_53027.smil/playlist.m3u8″]

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  • Miscellaneous
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    Understanding Mitzvot – Part 2

    [bzplayer hls=”https://hidabroot.streamgates.net/Hidabrut/en/Rebbetzin-Raquel-Kirszenbaum_Miscellaneous_Torah-and-Mitzvot_Understanding-Mitzvot-Part-2_52525.smil/playlist.m3u8″]

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  • Miscellaneous
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    Understanding Mitzvot – Part 1

    [bzplayer hls=”https://hidabroot.streamgates.net/Hidabrut/en/Rebbetzin-Raquel-Kirszenbaum_Miscellaneous_Torah-and-Mitzvot_Understanding-Mitzvot-Part-1_52525.smil/playlist.m3u8″]

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  • Miscellaneous
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    Following the Expected Custom

    [bzplayer hls=”https://hidabroot.streamgates.net/Hidabrut/en/Rabbi-Shlomo-Cohen_Miscellaneous_Business-Ethics-The-Jewish-Monetary-Law_Following-the-Expected-Custom_54957.smil/playlist.m3u8″] When is a business agreement considered final, obligating both sides to commit to the deal? In this episode…

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  • Miscellaneous
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    A Verbal Agreement in Jewish Monetary Law

    [bzplayer hls=”https://hidabroot.streamgates.net/Hidabrut/en/Rabbi-Shlomo-Cohen_Miscellaneous_Business-Ethics-The-Jewish-Monetary-Law_A-Verbal-Agreement-in-Jewish-Monetary-Law_54957.smil/playlist.m3u8″] When is a verbal agreement binding according to Jewish law? Can a Rabbinical Jewish Court enforce a verbal…

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  • Miscellaneous
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    A Thought in Jewish Monetary Law

    [bzplayer hls=”https://hidabroot.streamgates.net/Hidabrut/en/Rabbi-Shlomo-Cohen_Miscellaneous_Business-Ethics-The-Jewish-Monetary-Law_A-Thought-in-Jewish-Monetary-Law_54957.smil/playlist.m3u8″]   If one made a conscious decision to sell a product for a specific price, may he still…

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  • Miscellaneous
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    A Gift to an Agent

    [bzplayer hls=”https://hidabroot.streamgates.net/Hidabrut/en/Rabbi-Shlomo-Cohen_Miscellaneous_Business-Ethics-The-Jewish-Monetary-Law_A-Gift-to-an-Agent_54957.smil/playlist.m3u8″] If an agent receives a gift or a discount when purchasing a product, may he keep it or…

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  • Miscellaneous
    Photo of Taking Possession in Jewish Monetary Law

    Taking Possession in Jewish Monetary Law

    [bzplayer hls=”https://hidabroot.streamgates.net/Hidabrut/en/Rabbi-Shlomo-Cohen_Miscellaneous_Business-Ethics-The-Jewish-Monetary-Law_Taking-Possession-in-Jewish-Monetary-Law_54957.smil/playlist.m3u8″] Is payment binding in Jewish monetary law, or must a written contract be signed? Rabbi Cohen expounds on…

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  • Basic Judaism
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    Bread on the Table

    [bzplayer hls=”https://hidabroot.streamgates.net/Hidabrut/en/Rabbi-Reuven-Lauffer_Basic-Judaism_Basic-Judaism_Bread-on-the-Table_49395.smil/playlist.m3u8″] What is the idea behind the two loaves of bread on Shabbat? Why do we cover the loaves…

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  • Basic Judaism
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    Washing Hands – Part 1

    [bzplayer hls=”https://hidabroot.streamgates.net/Hidabrut/en/Rabbi-Reuven-Lauffer_Basic-Judaism_Basic-Judaism_Washing-Hands-Part-1_49395.smil/playlist.m3u8″] How are we supposed to wash our hands? Is it necessary to take off jewelry before washing our…

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  • Basic Judaism
    Photo of Washing Hands – Part 2

    Washing Hands – Part 2

    [bzplayer hls=”https://hidabroot.streamgates.net/Hidabrut/en/Rabbi-Reuven-Lauffer_Basic-Judaism_Basic-Judaism_Washing-Hands-Part-2_49395.smil/playlist.m3u8″] Is it okay to wash hands in the restroom? How important it is to wipe our hands after…

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  • Basic Judaism
    Photo of Washing Hands – Part 3

    Washing Hands – Part 3

    [bzplayer hls=”https://hidabroot.streamgates.net/Hidabrut/en/Rabbi-Reuven-Lauffer_Basic-Judaism_Basic-Judaism_Washing-Hands-Part-3_49395.smil/playlist.m3u8″] Can one talk after washing hands? What is the purpose of washing our hands? Must one recite a…

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  • Miscellaneous
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    Monetary Law

    [bzplayer hls=”https://hidabroot.streamgates.net/Hidabrut/en/Rabbi-Shaya-Karlinsky_Miscellaneous__Monetary-Law_54949.smil/playlist.m3u8″] In monetary law it is essential to consider whether the situation at hand is ethical, moral and legal.…

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  • Miscellaneous
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    Analysing the Torah and Rabbinic Legislation

    [bzplayer hls=”https://hidabroot.streamgates.net/Hidabrut/en/Rabbi-Yisrael-Choleva_Miscellaneous__Analysing-the-Torah-and-Rabbinic-Legislation_54951.smil/playlist.m3u8″] Which laws did Moses receive on Mount Sinai? How did the Sages figure out the true understanding of…

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  • Basic Judaism
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    When to Wash Your Hands

    [bzplayer hls=”https://hidabroot.streamgates.net/Hidabrut/en/Rabbi-Reuven-Lauffer_Basic-Judaism_Basic-Judaism_When-to-Wash-Your-Hands_49395.smil/playlist.m3u8″] Why is there an obligation to wash hands before eating bread? What should one do if there's no…

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  • Keeping Kosher
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    Prohibition of Eating Insects

    [bzplayer hls=”https://hidabroot.streamgates.net/Hidabrut/en/Rabbi-David-Kaplan_Keeping-Kosher_Philosophy-of-Mitzvot_Prohibition-of-Eating-Insects_49032.smil/playlist.m3u8″]Insect prevention is one of the trickiest areas in kashrut. Is there a requirement to check fresh fruit, dried…

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  • Circumcision
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    Tomer Devorah – Chapter 5 – Circumcision – Part 2

    [bzplayer hls=”https://hidabroot.streamgates.net/Hidabrut/en/Rabbi-Yirmiyahu-Ullman_Circumcision_Tomer-Devorah_Tomer-Devorah-Chapter-5-Circumcision-Part-2_49049.smil/playlist.m3u8″] Rabbi Ullman expounds further on the effect of circumcision on spiritual forces and energies.

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  • Circumcision
    Photo of Tomer Devorah – Chapter 5 – Circumcision – Part 1

    Tomer Devorah – Chapter 5 – Circumcision – Part 1

    [bzplayer hls=”https://hidabroot.streamgates.net/Hidabrut/en/Rabbi-Yirmiyahu-Ullman_Circumcision_Tomer-Devorah_Tomer-Devorah-Chapter-5-Circumcision-Part-1_49049.smil/playlist.m3u8″] What occurs in the upper worlds when one performs the mitzvah of circumcision? In this session Rabbi Ullman…

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  • Keeping Kosher
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    Keeping Kosher

    [bzplayer hls=”https://hidabroot.streamgates.net/Hidabrut/en/Rabbi-Shay-Tahan_Keeping-Kosher__Keeping-Kosher-_54907.smil/playlist.m3u8″] Why is it so important to keep the laws of Kosher in totality? Rabbi Shay Tahan discusses the…

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  • Miscellaneous
    Photo of The Ramchal’s Essay on Fundamentals – Part 21

    The Ramchal’s Essay on Fundamentals – Part 21

    [bzplayer hls=”https://hidabroot.streamgates.net/Hidabrut/en/Rabbi-Yirmiyahu-Ullman_Miscellaneous_The-Ramchals-Essay-on-Fundamentals_The-Ramchals-Essay-on-Fundamentals-Part-21_49049.smil/playlist.m3u8″] What is the origin of the Rabbinic decrees? What is the source of practical Jewish Law? Why did…

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  • Keeping Kosher
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    Forbidden Animals

    [bzplayer hls=”https://hidabroot.streamgates.net/Hidabrut/en/Rabbi-David-Kaplan_Keeping-Kosher_Philosophy-of-Mitzvot_Forbidden-Animals_49032.smil/playlist.m3u8″] Why does the Torah command us not to eat certain animals? A Torah observant Jew does not lose…

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  • Basic Judaism
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    Orthodox Judaism

    [bzplayer hls=”https://hidabroot.streamgates.net/Hidabrut/en/Rabbi-Lawrence-Kelemen_Basic-Judaism__Orthodox-Judaism_54837.smil/playlist.m3u8″] Why is Jewish law so obsessive over the intricate details of the law? Why is it necessary to…

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  • Basic Judaism
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    Respect the Rules

    [bzplayer hls=”https://hidabroot.streamgates.net/Hidabrut/en/Rabbi-Nota-Schiller_Basic-Judaism__Respect-the-Rules_49393.smil/playlist.m3u8″] In a thrilling lecture Rabbi Schiller inspires us to respect the laws and rules of the infinite Torah

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  • Tzitzit & Tefillin
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    Tzitzit – Lose Yourself

    [bzplayer hls=”https://hidabroot.streamgates.net/Hidabrut/en/Rabbi-Yom-Tov-Glaser_Tzitzit-and-Tefillin_Jewish-Thought_Tzitzit-Lose-Yourself_49640.smil/playlist.m3u8″] Why do men wear tzitzit? What do the knots on the tzitzit strings symbolize? Rabbi Glaser delivers remarkable…

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  • Miscellaneous
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    Rabbinical Laws

    [bzplayer hls=”https://hidabroot.streamgates.net/Hidabrut/en/Rabbi-Gavriel-Friedman_Miscellaneous_Food-for-the-Soul_Rabbinical-Laws_49365.smil/playlist.m3u8″] Why are there Rabbinical laws in Judaism? Why do we have to practice laws and customs that don't…

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  • Circumcision
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    Guarding the Area of Circumcision

    [bzplayer hls=”https://hidabroot.streamgates.net/Hidabrut/en/Rabbi-Zamir-Cohen_Circumcision_In-Short-Subtitles_Guarding-the-Area-of-Circumcision_47125.smil/playlist.m3u8″] In this short lecture Rabbi Zamir Cohen discusses the importance of preserving the sanctity of the circumcised area.

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  • Keeping Kosher
    Photo of Healthy Living – Mind, Body and Soul – Part 1

    Healthy Living – Mind, Body and Soul – Part 1

    [bzplayer hls=”https://hidabroot.streamgates.net/Hidabrut/en/Rabbi-Yitzchak-Botton_Keeping-Kosher_Hashems-Diet_Healthy-Living-Mind-Body-and-Soul-Part-1_49055.smil/playlist.m3u8″] How does the food we eat effect our body and soul? Why did G-d create us with the…

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  • Keeping Kosher
    Photo of Healthy Living – Mind, Body and Soul – Part 2

    Healthy Living – Mind, Body and Soul – Part 2

    [bzplayer hls=”https://hidabroot.streamgates.net/Hidabrut/en/Rabbi-Yitzchak-Botton_Keeping-Kosher_Hashems-Diet_Healthy-Living-Mind-Body-and-Soul-Part-2-_49055.smil/playlist.m3u8″] Why are so many Jewish ceremonies accompanied with food? What is the spiritual effect of the blessings we…

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  • Miscellaneous
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    Waking Up in the Morning

    [bzplayer hls=”https://hidabroot.streamgates.net/Hidabrut/en/Rabbi-Reuven-Lauffer_Miscellaneous_Basic-Judaism_Waking-Up-in-the-Morning_49395.smil/playlist.m3u8″] From the moment we wake up in the morning, there are religious requirements that must be done. Rabbi…

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  • Tzitzit & Tefillin
    Photo of Tefillin – Part 3

    Tefillin – Part 3

    [bzplayer hls=”https://hidabroot.streamgates.net/Hidabrut/en/Rabbi-Reuven-Lauffer_Tzitzit-and-Tefillin_Basic-Judaism_Tefillin-Part-3_49395.smil/playlist.m3u8″] Why are the tefillin put on the arm first and then the head? Where on the head are…

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  • Tzitzit & Tefillin
    Photo of Tefillin – Part 4

    Tefillin – Part 4

    [bzplayer hls=”https://hidabroot.streamgates.net/Hidabrut/en/Rabbi-Reuven-Lauffer_Tzitzit-and-Tefillin_Basic-Judaism_Tefillin-Part-4_49395.smil/playlist.m3u8″] How are the tefillin taken off? Why is there a specific order for taking off the tefillin? Why…

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  • Tzitzit & Tefillin
    Photo of Tefillin – Part 5

    Tefillin – Part 5

    [bzplayer hls=”https://hidabroot.streamgates.net/Hidabrut/en/Rabbi-Reuven-Lauffer_Tzitzit-and-Tefillin_Basic-Judaism_Tefillin-Part-5_49395.smil/playlist.m3u8″] How should a person wearing a cast put on tefillin? Why do we kiss the tefillin during the…

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  • Tzitzit & Tefillin
    Photo of Tefillin – Part 6

    Tefillin – Part 6

    [bzplayer hls=”https://hidabroot.streamgates.net/Hidabrut/en/Rabbi-Reuven-Lauffer_Tzitzit-and-Tefillin_Basic-Judaism_Tefillin-Part-6_49395.smil/playlist.m3u8″] Why are tefillin made from animal skin? How often must one check his tefillin? Rabbi Lauffer elaborates further…

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  • Basic Judaism
    Photo of The Jewish Year – Part 1

    The Jewish Year – Part 1

    [bzplayer hls=”https://hidabroot.streamgates.net/Hidabrut/en/Rabbi-Reuven-Lauffer_Basic-Judaism_Basic-Judaism_The-Jewish-Year-Part-1_49395.smil/playlist.m3u8″] How does the Jewish calendar work? Why do we have a leap year every four years? Why does…

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  • Basic Judaism
    Photo of The 10 Commandments – Part 1

    The 10 Commandments – Part 1

    [bzplayer hls=”https://hidabroot.streamgates.net/Hidabrut/en/Rabbi-Reuven-Lauffer_Basic-Judaism_Basic-Judaism_The-10-Commandments-Part-1_49395.smil/playlist.m3u8″] Are the Ten Commandments more important than the other Mitzvot? Why did the Sages annul the custom of…

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  • Basic Judaism
    Photo of The 10 Commandments – Part 2

    The 10 Commandments – Part 2

    [bzplayer hls=”https://hidabroot.streamgates.net/Hidabrut/en/Rabbi-Reuven-Lauffer_Basic-Judaism_Basic-Judaism_The-10-Commandments-Part-2_49395.smil/playlist.m3u8″] What is considered idol worship? Are dolls and sculptures considered forbidden graven images? Why is mentioning G-d's name…

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  • Basic Judaism
    Photo of The 10 Commandments – Part 3

    The 10 Commandments – Part 3

    [bzplayer hls=”https://hidabroot.streamgates.net/Hidabrut/en/Rabbi-Reuven-Lauffer_Basic-Judaism_Basic-Judaism_The-10-Commandments-Part-3_49395.smil/playlist.m3u8″] The fifth commandment is honoring parents. Why does this commandment appear on the tablet together with the commandments…

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  • Circumcision
    Photo of Confessions of a Ritual Circumciser

    Confessions of a Ritual Circumciser

    [bzplayer hls=”https://hidabroot.streamgates.net/Hidabrut/en/Rabbi-Dov-Greer_Circumcision__Confessions-of-a-Ritual-Circumciser_52118.smil/playlist.m3u8″] Circumcision is a unique Mitzvah that links us all the way back to Abraham. Why is circumcision performed…

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  • Keeping Kosher
    Photo of Kosher Food

    Kosher Food

    [bzplayer hls=”https://hidabroot.streamgates.net/Hidabrut/en/Rabbi-David-Kaplan_Keeping-Kosher_Philosophy-of-Mitzvot_Kosher-Food_49032.smil/playlist.m3u8″] What do the fins and scales of the kosher fish symbolize? What is considered reliable supervision when it…

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  • Tzitzit & Tefillin
    Photo of Tefillin – Part 1

    Tefillin – Part 1

    [bzplayer hls=”https://hidabroot.streamgates.net/Hidabrut/en/Rabbi-Reuven-Lauffer_Tzitzit-and-Tefillin_Basic-Judaism_Tefillin-Part-1_49395.smil/playlist.m3u8″]What is the purpose of donning tefillin? What intent must one have when putting on tefillin? Rabbi Lauffer focuses…

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  • Tzitzit & Tefillin
    Photo of Tefillin – Part 2

    Tefillin – Part 2

    [bzplayer hls=”https://hidabroot.streamgates.net/Hidabrut/en/Rabbi-Reuven-Lauffer_The-Essence-of-Shabbat_Basic-Judaism_The-Concept-of-Shabbat_49395.smil/playlist.m3u8″]What should one be thinking while wearing tefillin? Rabbi Lauffer discusses the basic laws regarding the process of wearing…

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  • Miscellaneous
    Photo of It’s Worth It

    It’s Worth It

    [bzplayer hls=”https://hidabroot.streamgates.net/Hidabrut/en/Rabbi-Gavriel-Friedman_Miscellaneous_Food-for-the-Soul_Its-Worth-It_49365.smil/playlist.m3u8″]What are the benefits of living a religious life? Is it worth it to keep the laws and customs…

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  • Miscellaneous
    Photo of The Hebrew Servant

    The Hebrew Servant

    [bzplayer hls=”https://hidabroot.streamgates.net/Hidabrut/en/Rabbi-David-Kaplan_Miscellaneous_Philosophy-of-Mitzvot_The-Hebrew-Servant_49032.smil/playlist.m3u8″] What are the obligations of the Hebrew servant? Rabbi Kaplan conveys fundamental lessons for life from the laws…

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  • Miscellaneous
    Photo of Witchcraft

    Witchcraft

    [bzplayer hls=”https://hidabroot.streamgates.net/Hidabrut/en/Rabbi-David-Kaplan_Miscellaneous_Philosophy-of-Mitzvot_Witchcraft_49032.smil/playlist.m3u8″] It is forbidden to perform witchcraft according to Torah Law. Does witchcraft exist today? Discover what the laws…

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  • Keeping Kosher
    Photo of Eating Kosher

    Eating Kosher

    [bzplayer hls=”https://hidabroot.streamgates.net/Hidabrut/en/Rabbi-Zamir-Cohen_Keeping-Kosher_The-Weekly-Challenge-Subtitles_Eating-Kosher_47125.smil/playlist.m3u8″]In this weekly lesson, Rabbi Zamir Cohen explains how food affects our souls and the deeper meaning behind the…

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  • Tzitzit & Tefillin
    Photo of Tefillin – What is their Meaning and How Do We Wear Them?

    Tefillin – What is their Meaning and How Do We Wear Them?

    [bzplayer hls=”https://hidabroot.streamgates.net/Hidabrut/en/Rabbi-Zamir-Cohen_Tzitzit-and-Tefillin__Tefillin-What-is-their-Meaning-and-How-Do-We-Wear-Them_47125.smil/playlist.m3u8″]What is the meaning behind the Tefillin? What is their purpose? How do they contribute to the individual? And…

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  • Keeping Kosher
    Photo of Why Do We Have to Eat Kosher?

    Why Do We Have to Eat Kosher?

    [bzplayer hls=”https://hidabroot.streamgates.net/Hidabrut/en/Rabbi-Zamir-Cohen_Keeping-Kosher__Why-Do-We-Have-to-Eat-Kosher_47125.smil/playlist.m3u8″]Why were Jews commanded to eat kosher? Why does G-d care so much about what I eat? How can…

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