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What is Challah?
A. In Halachic terms, the word Challah has a very specific definition, and colloquially, it came to mean a certain type of bread thousands of years...

What is Grace after Meals?
A. Hey, just ate something? Feelin’ good? Go ahead—say “Thank you!” to G-d for lubricating the ecosystem that got that stuff on...

Why do we wash our fingertips before Grace after Meals?
Prior to Birkat Hamazon (Grace after Meals), one is obligated to wash Mayim Acharonim, the “Last Waters.”  Before blessing G-d, we...

Why is the Challah dipped in salt before it is eaten?
Important note: We always dip the bread in salt, not only Challah and not only on Shabbat. Our table is considered an altar (see Ezekiel 41:22...

Why the difference between the morning hand washing, and before eating bread?
In order to answer your question it is necessary to examine the reason we wash our hands in the morning and the reason we wash our hands before we eat...

Why do we wash our hands before eating bread?
There is a Torah commandment that when one has a harvest of wheat, wine or olive oil, a small percentage is given as terumah (a "separation") to...

Does the Hamotzie blessing cover me for the entire meal?
Yes, once you've said the Hamotzie, you are exempt from reciting any other blessing for the rest of the meal. There are two exceptions to this rule:1....

Why don't we speak after washing our hands before eating bread?
We wash our hands to cleanse them from any impurities they may have come in contact with beforehand. We are not supposed to interrupt between washing and...

What is "Mehadrin" Kosher?
The word "mehadrin" means "those who beautify." This is a term which is used to describe people who insist on doing every mitzvah in...

Can you tell me the blessings we recite on different foods?
Index: Food made of flour from wheat, barley, spelt, rye or oats: 1-2.Wine/grape juice: 3.Fruit: 4.Vegetables: 5.Everything else: 6.  1....

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