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A Time to Mourn – A Message For Today

July 18th, 2018|Comments Off on A Time to Mourn – A Message For Today

Question: What is the meaning of “Tisha B’Av” and when is it this year? AskTheRabbi.org answered: Tisha B’Av literally means “The Ninth Day of Av” [...]

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When You Wish Upon a Well

July 12th, 2018|Comments Off on When You Wish Upon a Well

Question: Is there anything wrong with making a wish and then throwing a coin into a wishing well? AskTheRabbi.org answered: There are a number of [...]

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Three Weeks: A Comforting Promise

July 3rd, 2018|Comments Off on Three Weeks: A Comforting Promise

Question: I read that we are now in the middle of something called “The Three Weeks”. What does this mean? I assume it refers to [...]

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Global Warming and Judaism

July 3rd, 2018|Comments Off on Global Warming and Judaism

With the recent incredibly hot weather here in the Northeast USA, forest fires in the West and a heat wave in Israel, I have been [...]

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Population Explosion

June 27th, 2018|Comments Off on Population Explosion

Question: Dear Rabbi,I should open by saying how much pleasure I have reading your answers which are full of wisdom and good sense. A friend [...]

Blessings

June 25th, 2018|Comments Off on Blessings

Observant Jews recite blessings over virtually everything.  Before and after we eat and drink, upon waking in the morning, after using the bathroom, when lighting [...]

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Outer-Marriage

June 20th, 2018|Comments Off on Outer-Marriage

Question: Dear Rabbi, a friend is dating “out” and I mentioned to him that I really hope they don’t get married. He asked me “Why [...]

Statutory Laws – Chukim

June 18th, 2018|Comments Off on Statutory Laws – Chukim

This week’s Torah portion, Chukat, deals with an example of a category of Jewish laws  known as chukim, Divine statutes that the human mind cannot [...]

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Pursuing Peace

June 12th, 2018|Comments Off on Pursuing Peace

Question: Dear Rabbi, I have two close friends who recently got into a fight over what I consider a very insignificant matter. It hurts me [...]

The Spark of Humanity

June 12th, 2018|Comments Off on The Spark of Humanity

I recently read an article about the late, Irena Sendler, a Polish social worker, who at tremendous risk to herself organised the rescue of about [...]

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A Good Time

June 5th, 2018|Comments Off on A Good Time

Question: Dear Rabbi, a cousin of mine is pregnant. What’s the accepted way to congratulate her? The only thing that comes to mind is “mazel [...]

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