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Questions and answers exploring the very core of Judaism. With such questions as life's purpose, the existence of G-d, the purpose of the Chosen People, the holocaust, science vs religion and intermarriage.

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Questions and answers exploring the very core of Judaism. With such questions as life's purpose, the existence of G-d, the purpose of the Chosen People, the holocaust, science vs religion and intermarriage.

Proof of the Existence of G–d

What is Life’s Purpose?

The Chosen People: Chosen for What?

Why is Life so Difficult?

What is the Secret of Jewish Survival?

Can One Be a Good Jew Without Being Religious?

Are Science and Religion a Contradiction?

What is Wrong with Intermarriage?

What is the Role of the Woman in Judaism?

Belief After the Holocaust

How Does One Cope With Bereavement?

What is the Jewish Belief About ‘The End of Days’?

Doing or Understanding – Which Comes First?

Epilogue - The Ten Mitzvah Campaigns

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About the Author
Serving as a Director of a Chabad House, Rabbi Nissan D. Dubov has been asked many questions exploring the very essence of Judaism, which inspired him to research the answers to these questions. The essays presented herein are based on the works of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, drawing from his public talks and his private correspondence. Relevant material and anecdotes gleaned from years of Rabbi Dubov’s experience as Chabad Lubavitch emissary to Wimbledon, UK have been added.

Is it necessary to have the shackles of religious observance to be a good Jew or, for that matter, a good person? There are thousands of Jews who are good, moral and decent human beings, yet non-observant.
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November 20, 2011
I have a question about your following statement on inner-marriage " Since the verse states "for he (ie a non-Jewish father) will cause your child to turn away ... ", this implies that a child born to a Jewish mother is Jewish whereas, if a Jewish man marries a non-Jewish woman, the child is not Jewish."

If this were accurate, then David would not be 100% Jew, because of RUTH. All through the TORA and prophets G_d speaks of taking care of the fatherless, the widows and the strangers. Clearly strangers were allowed to dwell with ISRAEL and accept G-d as Ruth did. I wouldn't think the bloodline of the kings would be tainted.

I thoroughly enjoy your teachung, but I am confused on this point.
Rex Hudson
Dallas, Tx
April 25, 2007
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August 2, 2006
Zionism Is Judaism - Today's Chassidic Philosophy
Chabad and Chassidus - need a theory of Zionism. What role does the Jewish State play in Chassidut and in G-d's plans for the Jewish people?

The early Zionists true, were irreligious and even atheists but its not hard to discern a Divine Hand at work behind their project to reestablish Jewish sovereignty in Eretz Israel. The creation of the State Of Israel could have come about only because G-d wanted it to happen and nothing in this world can happen against His will.

As it stands, the Diaspora is on the way to becoming history. Soon, the majority of the world's Jews will live in Israel. The Jewish future is there. Chabad and Chadissus will have to embrace on the project of reconciling the Torah with the reality of a Jewish State.

Zionism I submit in its essence, is not a political statement but a spiritual one. Israel as a state is about G-d's plans for the future of the Jewish people in a Jewish State.

Zionism is Judaism and that informs today's Chassidic philosophy.
Norman F Birnberg
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