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I hate change and especially hate when it happens all at once. I’m feeling scared and resentful and worried about how all this is going to impact our family in so many ways.
What is Judaism? Who is it for? What are the basic Jewish beliefs, texts, and sacred places?
After all these years of spurning my friendship when I was begging to see her, why should I even go?
Throughout the Torah various people have their names changed. Abram becomes Abraham, Sarai changes to Sarah and Hoshea to Joshua. Jacob even gets an entirely new name: Israel. What is the significance of these changes?
I was under the impression that the mitzvah of wearing tzitzit only applies to the daytime. But then I heard that many have the custom to wear tzitzit during the night as well. Can you explain the reason behind this?
Didn't we just say it in Maariv?
Shema is included in the evening service. Yet the Talmud states that before one goes to sleep to sleep, he should recite the Shema. Why?
Why does a Torah scroll have two poles or rollers, while the Megillah (Book of Esther), which is also read from a scroll of parchment, only has one rollers (or none at all)?
I had great aspirations for becoming a full-time professional dancer, but six months ago I had a bad fall and broke my leg in several places. I was devastated!
The 24 books of the Bible were canonized by the Anshei Knesset Hagedolah. Any later works are not considered Divinely inspired.
Compliments make us question the beliefs we hold about ourselves.