Social, monetary and ethical dilemmas presented through the perspective of Jewish Law
Yizkor, the memorial prayer for departed loved ones, is said four times a year: The eighth day of Passover, the second day of Shavuot, Yom Kippur, and Shemini Atzeret. In Israel, where the holiday calendar is somewhat different, we say Yizkor on: The 7th...
Scientists have recently demonstrated that they can take stem cells and build them into hamburgers. What does Jewish law have to say?
What have we gained from guilt-tripping a guy into tefillin? It’s just a one off, with no guarantee of any followup.
Right now, he acts stingily. Somewhere, deep inside, hides his inner philanthropist.
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.