Inyan: Parshat Ki Tisa

Q&A about Sushi

  1. Is Sushi with imitation crab and the like permitted to be eaten? Yes. The Gemara says (חולין קט,ב) that anything that the Torah prohibited, it found something with the same taste which is permitted. For example, the Torah prohibited drinking blood but permitted liver which has the taste of blood. Another example is […]

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The New Reality of Nuri

The joke goes that on Pesach there is nothing to eat, and on Sukkot there is nowhere to eat. On Shavuot we are too tired to eat, on Purim we are too drunk to eat and on Chanukah the food is much too oily and fattening to be able to eat. On Rosh Hashana there […]

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Population Size or Achievements

כִּי תִשָּׂא אֶת רֹאשׁ בְּנֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל לִפְקֻדֵיהֶם וְנָתְנוּ אִישׁ כֹּפֶר נַפְשׁוֹ We are all very familiar with the “survival of the fittest” theory which is the mechanism of “natural selection” whereby only the strongest of mankind (or any species for that matter) survive, and the weakest will perish. For a nation to survive in this […]

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