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Just to publicly answer a question I’ve been getting privately, the food truck IS kosher!
Planning on spending your winter break in Israel? Recharge your Torah learning with OU-JLIC! Join us for a five day, immersive learning program for women in the heart of Jerusalem in partnership with 9 major Seminaries and Midrashot!
Focusing on the Exodus in the first four parshiyot of Sefer Shemot, learn Chumash, Halacha, Gemara, and Hashkafa with a group of your peers from other college campuses.
Two learning tracks and multiple shiurim will be offered by OU-JLIC Educators and your favorite teachers from Seminary and Midrasha.
January 3-7, 2016
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Hey all, the mitzvah of “living” in the sukkah is pretty straightforward, but the question of when to recite the brakha of leishev can be confusing. Below are some FAQs on the topic:
Q: If I have a lunch and make a leishev, then do some homework and chill in the sukkah, then I have dinner, all without ever leaving the sukkah, should I make another leishev? Or not?
A: If you never left, you should not make a new beraka.1
Hanging out without eating
Q: If I just whip it into the sukkah to hang out / read / do homework / learn, and there’s no eating involved, should I make a leishev?
A: The best thing to do is to grab a brownie so you can make a leishev and free yourself of controversy. But barring that, no, you should not make a brakha.2
Q: Should I make leishev by kiddush or by hamotzi?
Q: Since I make leishev by kiddush, shouldn’t I make leishev by havdallah?
A: First of all, they’re not completely the same. With havdallah, you’re not starting a meal (unless you are, then yes, definitely, make a leishev). Also, as the poskim point out, havdallah isn’t something everyone is careful to do at home.
That said, I recommend against making a brakha, but not because the answer is so clear cut.4
As we transition from Yom Tov to Chol HaMoed, here are just some things to keep in mind:
ORA (they visited last spring!) decided is accepting applications from Brandeis students for their new campus fellowship! Deadline is Oct 11th, so get shaking!
Every year I publish a handy dandy cheat sheet before each holiday. Below you’ll find this year’s guide to Rosh Hashana. Please enjoy, and wishes for a happy and healthy new year from our family to yours!
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