65b No Testing Or Cutting Now!

65b No Testing Or Cutting Now!

While Shechting the Korban Pesach is Docheh Shabbos, preparing the Korban by cutting off a Yabeles is not. So too, while giving a Bris Mila on the 8th day is Docheh Shabbos, preparing for it by checking the baby’s bilirubin is not. According to the Mechaber,...
For Matza and taxes

For Matza and taxes

There was once a worker in a Matzah factory who said, I am baking Matzah for the purpose of the Mitzva and for taxes. When asked about it, he explained that he wouldn’t be baking had it not been for an unpaid tax bill that he had. He therefore said the truth,...
46a Be Cool!

46a Be Cool!

While the Mishna does say that cold water will prevent something from becoming Chametz, we only rely on that B’di”eved. It is hard to make sure that the water is cold enough and hard to ensure it stays...
45b Is it Chametz?

45b Is it Chametz?

If one makes a giant ball of dough and designates it to be used for sitting on, and covers it with “Tit” for that purpose, since it is not considered food anymore it can be kept in ones house on Pesach.    Only FOOD is forbidden to keep in your house...
43a Don’t Drink The Grape Infused drink

43a Don’t Drink The Grape Infused drink

The Torah forbids a Nazir to drink grape infused water, even if the grape content is less than a kzayis. This is in keeping with the general concept of Taam K`Ikar. Since the water now has the taste of grapes, the water is to be considered as though it were itself...