Author Archives: Tsvi Selengut

Rabbi Tsvi Selengut is the Rabbi of Congregation Ohab Zedek of Belle Harbor, NY and a Shoel U'Meishiv at the DRS Yeshiva High School for Boys. He also gives Torah-based classes in corporate environments and shuls in the greater NY area.

Breaking Down Gebrochts

by R. Tsvi Selengut Introduction The custom of abstaining from eating “gebrochts” during Pesach is widely known in the Jewish community. There are many, especially in the Chasidic community, who strictly observe this custom as an integral part of their Pesach. The purpose of this essay is to discuss the various origins of this custom as they appear in Rishonim ...

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