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Can I make Kiddush on Beer?
Dear Rabbi, What’s the deal with using beer for Kiddush? I hear all types of things about this, from “You’re never allowed to”, to “Some people use beer all the time - like for Havdalah”. Please clarify, thanks.
Is Saying Good Shabbat enough to Fulfill the Torah Mitzva of Kiddush?
Rabbi, I came to learn in Israel and at Yeshiva we had an argument about the Kiddush Friday night, and some of the really big learners were saying that the mitzva of Kiddush today is only D’Rabbanon since we say beforehand “Good Shabbat” and I was arguing that I know for sure Kiddush is a mitzva from the Torah because my father was careful all the years to use only the big becher Friday night and never the smaller ones that he uses during the day, and he said the reason was because you need “ shiur d’oraissa ”. So maybe you could help me explain to these chevra what’s really right?
Olive Oil for Shabbat Candles - How Serious of a Custom is it?
Rabbi, My wife lights candles every week with the regular white paraffin ones they sell in the store. She lights one for each of us and one for each of the children. I now heard from someone that in order to have children who love the Torah, you must light another two just from olive oil - but this was never our custom. Is it something that we should accept upon ourselves from now on?
Mattot - The Rashness of The Children of Gad and Reuven
More interesting insights on The Weekly Torah Portion from Rabbi Yehonasan Gefen
Watch: Multi-Colored Corn - It's Real!
An Oklahoma farmer isolated types of corn from his Native American ancestors. He then selected, saved and replanted seeds from particularly colorful cobs. Over time, this resulted in rainbow-colored corn. Fascinating
See How Olive Oil Soap is Made
How is it done? Watch the manufacturing process of olive oil soap. Interesting
Fly Geyser - Incredible Spectacle in Nevada's Black Rock Desert
The Fly Geyser is the result of man-made drilling in 1916, when water well drilling accidentally penetrated a geothermal source. The source of the Fly Geyser field's heat is attributed to a very deep pool of hot rock where tectonic rifting and faulting are common
Did You Know a Single Cloud can Weigh more than 1 Million Pounds?
How far can chickens fly? How many breaths do you take a year? 10 Interesting facts, you probably didn't know
Did You Know that Dogs Can Predict Seizures?
Can Astronauts cry? How often does lightning strike earth? 10 Interesting facts, you probably didn't know
Moving Quickly versus Slowly
Hi Rabbi Tatz! I am really loving your book Living Inspired. I just read the chapter on the importance of leaving Egypt quickly and with alacrity and it was so interesting as you never hear speed up. You hear advice to slow down, to savor moments and make your life seem longer, Fuller, richer. Perhaps this slowing down can sometimes increase kavana. How do we reconcile these 2 temporal choices we need to make every moment of every day? Thx!
Watch: New Use for the Robotic Vacuum Cleaner
Great idea for those of you who rely on the robotic vacuum cleaner to clean the floor
Listen to Rabbi Ovadia Yosef Zt"l Sing in his Youth
Rare video of Rabbi Ovadia Yosef, of blessed memory, singing with his amazing voice
Most Isolated Houses on the Planet
Some people are looking for quiet and their dreams have led them to the most isolated places you can think of. Here is an interesting gallery of several houses that were built in isolated locations around the globe
The Most Creative Way to Open a Gate – Watch
Gone Viral: Brilliant Design
For the First Time in Decades: Stone Falls from the Western Wall
This morning a huge stone detached from the Western Wall - miraculously, there were no casualties. A woman stood there, though the stone fell right beside her – Thank G-d she was not hurt. This stone fell in the plaza of "Ezrat Israel", an extension of the Western Wall located at Robinson's Arch, south of the central plaza
Beware of Jellyfish on a Full Moon
A Haifa University study shows that jellyfish tend to show up on Israel’s shores when the temperature is between 28.2-30 degrees C and during a full moon
Watch: Do You Pass the Israel Test?
Interesting observation: George Gilder’s take on the attitude towards Israel – “The great divide in the Middle East is not between Arab and Jew but between admiration of achievement, along with a desire to replicate it, and envy accompanied by violent resentment”. Brought to you by PragerU
Ping Pong or Bowling? Watch Chinese Champion Break Records
Chinese champion breaks records online. With fascinating skill he manages to knock the skittles standing on a ping pong table with ease
Interesting Facts about Lag BaOmer
The day of Lag BaOmer is auspicious for medical recovery, spiritual elevation, prayer, connection to the Torah and more