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Ask The Rabbi: Happy New Year for the Trees

Question: I saw an ad on campus about a Tu B’Shevat celebration, called “New Year’s Day for the Trees”. Is it like a Jewish Arbor Day? Thank you. AskTheRabbi.org answered: "I think that I shall never see A poem lovely as a tree. Poems are made by fools like me, But only God can make [...]

By | 2017-02-08T11:23:18+00:00 February 8th, 2017|JustAsk|Comments Off on Ask The Rabbi: Happy New Year for the Trees

Ask The Rabbi: Who Should Hold the Baby?

Question: Hi Rabbi, we are expecting our first child – a boy. How do we decide who should be Sandak (the person who holds the baby at the circumcision)? Each of our fathers wants the honor. But it’s stressing my wife out! Any advice you have about how to decide whom to choose, while also [...]

By | 2017-01-31T11:29:59+00:00 January 31st, 2017|JustAsk|Comments Off on Ask The Rabbi: Who Should Hold the Baby?

Ask The Rabbi: Forgiveness Without Regret

Question: I was raised in a secular environment and want to “do teshuva”. Maybe not all at once, but I want to start changing my ways and start observing Judaism more. However, I’ve heard that to be forgiven for my past I need to regret what I’ve done. But I find it really hard to [...]

By | 2017-01-26T01:41:30+00:00 January 26th, 2017|JustAsk|Comments Off on Ask The Rabbi: Forgiveness Without Regret

Ask The Rabbi: Inauguration Prayer of King Solomon

Question: Why is it that according to Judaism one should face east when praying? I saw a sign in a friend’s home that said “East” in Hebrew, and when I asked what it’s for, my friend told me it was a reminder of the direction for prayer. Thank you. Thanks for this service. AskTheRabbi.org answered: [...]

By | 2017-01-18T13:00:59+00:00 January 18th, 2017|JustAsk|Comments Off on Ask The Rabbi: Inauguration Prayer of King Solomon

Ask The Rabbi: Can I Really Make a Difference?

Question: Dear Rabbi, I know that as a Jew I have a responsibility to “fix the world” and make it a better place for not only my generation, but for generations to come. How does Judaism teach to do this? Are we all obligated to go to some far-away place that is impoverished to hand [...]

By | 2017-01-10T10:57:34+00:00 January 10th, 2017|JustAsk|Comments Off on Ask The Rabbi: Can I Really Make a Difference?

Ask The Rabbi: 8 Reasons for 8 Days

Question: The Chanuka miracle: A flask with one night’s oil burned for 8 nights. But being that there was oil for one night, the miracle actually lasted only 7 nights. So why is Chanuka 8 nights? AskTheRabbi.org answered: Good question! I'll give you 8 reasons. They divided one night’s oil into eight portions. Miraculously, each [...]

By | 2016-12-29T07:05:13+00:00 December 29th, 2016|Harry's Video Blog, JustAsk|Comments Off on Ask The Rabbi: 8 Reasons for 8 Days