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Laws of Blessings

Become an expert in elevating your food through mastering the principles and laws of blessings on all types of foods.
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Meet the instructor

Rabbi Shraga Simmons

Rabbi Shraga Simmons is co-founder of, co-author of "48 Ways to Wisdom (Artscroll), and the founder of Jewish Pathways, the precursor to Aish Academy.  He is the co-founder of of and author of "David & Goliath",
 the definitive account of anti-Israel media bias. Originally from Buffalo, New York, he holds a degree in journalism from the  University of Texas at Austin, and rabbinic ordination from the Chief Rabbi of Jerusalem.  Rabbi Simmons lives with his wife
and children in the Modiin region of Israel.

Other instructors include:
Rabbi Yair Spolter is originally from Silver Spring, Maryland, where he attended the Yeshiva High School of Greater Washington. He studied in Jerusalem for six years under the tutelage of Rabbi Zvi Kushalevsky. Rabbi Spolter is a trained cognitive behavioral therapist and has published articles in a variety of periodicals on subjects ranging from parenting to prayer. He is currently teaching at Yeshiva Gevuras Yitzchok ("Kesher") in Jerusalem. He and his family reside in Kiryat Sefer, Israel.

Rabbi Chaim Gross was born in London and graduated from Cambridge University. For the past seven years he has been studying at the Mir Yeshiva in Jerusalem, and lecturing on a range of Torah topics. He recently published a textbook on kashrut and co-authored an ArtScroll book about Sheva Brachot. Rabbi Gross lives with his wife and children in the Har Nof neighborhood of Jerusalem.
Patrick Jones - Course author