It is worse to eat without a bracha than it is to waste food.
Since eating is an act of pleasure, some situations are exempt from a bracha.
Deconstructing the basic components of a bracha.
The philosophy and inspiration behind the blessings.
Israeli society is repulsed and outraged at the latest violence allegedly perpetrated by Jews.
Smoothing out solids, and cutting things to size.
Salting and pickling your food.
Actions that cause bleeding or kills a living thing.
Confining the movement of a living creature.
Tightly attaching two flexible surfaces by means of a third material.
A halachic knot is permanent and tight.
All about the construction and operation of a loom.
The State of Israel, founded in 1948, is besieged today more than ever.
With the Iran nuclear deal, we must not let history repeat itself.
Three melachot that involve cases of cosmetics, food coloring, and spills.
Cleaning stains from various materials.
Digital editing tools spark a wave of fake photos.
Issues of removing hair, skin and nails.
Stirring the pot, and a summary of all the cooking law.
The difference between materials that increase the heat, or retain heat.
The ins and outs of the Shabbat blech.
Ladles, re-cooking, roasting, and much more.
The proximity of the utensil to a heat source determines its status.
Defining the cooking process – whether direct, or generations removed.
Mixing two substances to create a new, thick and consistent product.
The rules of taking medicines and driving to the hospital.
Rules for cutting up your vegetable salad.
Salt shakers, water filters and more.
Clothes, books, silverware and more.
Exploring a full range of practical applications.
Taking the good, not the bad.
Be careful not to separate different types from a mixture.
Separating two things by use of wind or air power.
How to clean up a spill on Shabbat.
The prohibition of squeezing juice from a fruit.
Separating a growing item from its natural shell or peel.
The prohibition of gathering together things that grow.
Think twice before climbing a tree on Shabbat.
Ahmad Batebi bears witness to a brutal, untrustworthy regime.
Helping trees, seeds and flowers grow better.
Eight key conditions to constitute true "work" on Shabbat.
An introduction to the idea of "creative labor activities."
An overview of the Jewish year, and all about Passover.
Decades later, the pro-Israel Vivian Bercovici returns home. Aish.com exclusive.