Can I learn Torah on Christmas day or Nittel Nacht?

Is it better to learn, or not learn Torah (playing chess) on XMS and Nittel Nacht (Yiddish: ניטל נאַכט‎)? There are two opinions (שיטות): It is a mitzvah or it is forbidden. It is a Mitzvah De’oraita It is a mitzvah de’oraita of learning Torah every day and night. After all, what’s more important — a …

What is the Shabbos (Shabbat) Candle Time?

Shabbat begins at sunset on Friday, but the candle-lighting time is about 18 minutes before sunset. Why? Shabbat begins at sundown, and from that time on it is forbidden to perform certain activities (including lighting Shabbat candles). The Shulchan Aruch states that one should “add from the weekday onto Shabbat (Lehosif me’kodesh al chol)” . Mean, addition to …

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Kosher Certification

Mintel’s exclusive consumer research shows that 28% of respondents have purchased a kosher product. Obviously, kosher food is not just for people who keep kosher. The products are also of interest to Muslims, Seventh Day Adventists, vegetarians, and people with food allergies. The kosher labeling system provides a clear listing of the contents of a product and …

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Welcome to the eKollel Search Engine Project. We brings you up-to-date Rabbinic resources to answer any Kosher, Jewish, Judaism or Israel questions you might have, and receive a reliable response from a member of our staff, or rabbis. We are searching and answer your questions on a daily basis – from the simplest to the …