Answers to many questions that people may have about Jewish names, their significance, and the naming ceremony.
Why do we read the Megillah twice every Purim, once at night and once during the day?
While I know that my husband loves me, I still feel the need to hear it and it hurts me that he can’t say it, even when it is so important to me. Am I making a big deal out of nothing?
I was so excited when my teenage daughter told me she wanted to attend a Purim party. Being that she does not seem so interested in Judaism, I thought this was such a positive step, until I saw what she plans on wearing for her costume . . .
Did you ever wonder what your Hebrew name means? Over the years, our Ask the Rabbi team has fielded hundreds of such questions. Here is a sampling of their responses.
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The man I am thinking of marrying can be very sweet and kind. But just when we are getting along well, he suddenly changes...
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