Water for Mishloach Manot

Can one use Perrier water for Shaloch Manos with one other item? Answer: This is an interesting question. Based on the Gemara (7b), all authorities agree that one can give… Read more »


Lechem Mishneh: The Double Bread of Shabbos

This article discusses the issue of lechem mishneh, the double-portion of bread that opens our Shabbos meals (commemorating the manna of the wilderness). Is lechem mishneh a full obligation? Are women obligated? Are complete loaves of bread required? Is lechem mishneh required even for cakes and pastries? These questions, and others, are discussed below.