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2017-01-16 Orthodox Judaism - Marriage:

Hi Munigonda    Thank you for your question.  You are asking a serious question.  Regarding pretending to worship idols, it may depend on how exactly you worship the idol.  If you are just sitting in front

2017-01-07 Hebrew Language - Hebrew spelling:

Unfortunately there is no rule. You have to know the word.  Recently, though, the Hebrew Academy stated that it prefers Samech over Sin in words such as  לפרוס  לת

2017-01-01 Hebrew Language - mishna:

Many of the laws in the book of Leviticus are very harsh: An adultereus wife shall be put to death, and so should homosexuals, rebellious sons and other sinners. One sect, the pharisees, saw a need for

2016-12-18 Conservative Judaism - judaism:

Dear Anders,    Thank you for writing a most "complicated" and challenging, thoughtful question.    I want to remind you that I am responding as a "Conservative Movement Masorti" Rabbi - which is neither

2016-12-10 Orthodox Judaism - Death:

Hi Elena,    After a person dies, according to Jewish tradition, his soul passes over into a spiritual reality (World of Souls) while his body remains here in the corporeal reality.  Once in the spiritual


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