10. Zoreh: Blowin' in the Wind

Separating two things by use of wind or air power.

11. Borer - Part 1: Make Your Choice

Be careful not to separate different types from a mixture.

17. Tochen - Part 2: Healing on Shabbat

The rules of taking medicines and driving to the hospital.

18. Losh: Mixing it Up

Mixing two substances to create a new, thick and consistent product.

19. Bishul - Part 1: The Heat is On

Defining the cooking process – whether direct, or generations removed.

20. Bishul – Part 2: Three Degrees of Separation

The proximity of the utensil to a heat source determines its status.

23. Bishul - Part 5: Hatmana – Insulating Food

The difference between materials that increase the heat, or retain heat.

27. Combing, Coloring, Spinning: Fun with Wool

Three melachot that involve cases of cosmetics, food coloring, and spills.

28. The Melachot of Weaving

All about the construction and operation of a loom.

30. Tofair: Making a Connection

Tightly attaching two flexible surfaces by means of a third material.

32. Shochait: Live and Let Live

Actions that cause bleeding or kills a living thing.

1. What is a Bracha?

The philosophy and inspiration behind the blessings.

2. Text and Meaning

Deconstructing the basic components of a bracha.

3. When is a Bracha Not Required?

Since eating is an act of pleasure, some situations are exempt from a bracha.

4. Eating without a Bracha?!

It is worse to eat without a bracha than it is to waste food.

5. Six Types

Getting practical: The six basic brachot said on food.

6. Altered States

Altering the state of a food can also change its bracha.

7. Fruit Juice & Wine

Juice is considered a separate entity from the fruit.

8. Ha'gafen Covers All Drinks

Two key conditions for Ha'gafen to cover other beverages.

9. Introduction to Mezonot

The special bracha said on satiating and nutritious grains.

10. Three Mezonot Categories

How bread differs from cake, and how cake differs from pasta.

11. The Mezonot Meal

When eaten as meal, cake attains the status of bread and its bracha is Hamotzee.

12. Non-Hamotzee Bread

Altering the state of bread can sometimes "downgrade" the bracha from Hamotzee to Mezonot.

13. Other Foods at a Bread Meal

Generally, when other foods are eaten with bread, the only bracha recited is Hamotzee.

14. Fruit During a Meal

Fruit can be eaten as a main course, an appetizer, or for dessert.

15. Drinks During a Meal

When you drink during a bread meal, when is a bracha required and when is it not?

16. Sequence of Brachot – Part 1

When eating two foods that have the same bracha, we say the bracha over the more important food.

17. Sequence of Brachot – Part 2

When two foods have different brachot, which bracha is said first?

18. Including Other Foods – Part 1

A bracha includes whatever foods you intend to eat at the time you said the bracha.

19. Including Other Foods – Part 2

The bracha said at the beginning of the meal covers all foods normally consumed in a meal.

20. Primary and Secondary Foods

A bracha on the primary food also covers the secondary food.

21. Special Status of Mezonot

A mezonot ingredient is always considered primary, even when not the majority.

22. Soups & Cereals

A hodge-podge of ingredients produces some complex rules.

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