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"בורא מאורי האש" “Who created the lights of fire” QUESTION: What is the reason for looking at the fingernails? ANSWER: When Hashem created Adam, his whole body was covered with protecting nails. After he committed the sin of eating from the Tree of...
"על נהרות בבל שם ישבנו גם בכינו בזכרנו את ציון" “By the rivers of Babylon, there we sat and also wept as we remembered Zion.” QUESTION: The word “gam” — “also” — is superfluous. It should simply say “yashavnu ubachinu” — “we sat and wept”? ANSWER: On the...
"שלש סעודות" “The third meal” QUESTION: Why are Chabad Chassidim not stringent about eating a full meal with challah for the third meal, and suffice with just tasting some food? ANSWER: The Torah relates regarding the manna, “Moshe said, ‘Eat it hayom —...
"לעשות את השבת לדרתם" “To make the Shabbat for their generations.” QUESTION: Why is the word “ledorotam” (לדרתם) — “for their generations” — written without a "ו"? ANSWER: The word “ledorotam” (לדרתם) without the "ו" can be read “ledirotam” (לְדִרֹתָם),...
"יום הששי. ויכלו השמים" “The sixth day. And the heavens were completed.” QUESTION: Why does Kiddush start with the words “Yom hashishi” — “the sixth day” — which are the two final words of the pasuk (Bereishit, 1:31) that precedes “Vayechulu hashamayim” —...
"שלום עליכם מלאכי השרת" “Peace unto you, ministering angels.” QUESTION: Why do we greet angels when we come home from shul? ANSWER: According to the Gemara (Shabbat 119b) two ministering angels, one good and one bad, escort a person from the shul to his...
But there was another martyr in this attack, an Israeli policeman by the name of Zidan Saif.
Chanukah with Alzheimer's How to celebrate holidays and other events with people with dementia
What are we to do when someone in our family is suffering from dementia and is no longer able to celebrate the Jewish holidays as he or she once did? How can we make sure that Chanukah remains meaningful and enjoyable, as well as safe, for all the family?
How can it be that one group of Jews can eat rice on Passover and another group can't? Aren't we all part of the same religion?
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