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Mendy Hecht lives in Brooklyn, New York, with his wife and two daughters. His work has appeared on AskMoses.com and other websites and in numerous national papers and magazines.
The Talmud tells us that there are 613 commandments in the Torah; 248 Positive Commandments (do's) and 365 Negative Commandments (do not's). Here's a complete list --as compiled by Maimonides.
How does one become a prophet? What is it like to experience prophecy? Does prophecy exist today?
Pennsylvania's Poconos communities occupy one of the fastest growing locales in the United States. The three-year-old Chabad center there has helped fuel the growth of the Jewish community.
Kabbalah, psychology, and the real issue behind "gun control vs. people control"
Because driving, biking, blading, skateboarding or other device-driven means of transportation are prohibited on Shabbat, we walk rather than commute to synagogue. However, even walking on Shabbat has its limits. Jewish law sets the maximum walking range ...
The pure, simple, unadorned word challah means “a loaf of bread.” However, in halachic terms the word challah has a very specific definition, and colloquially it came to mean a certain type of bread thousands of years later. The halachic definition of cha...
I was at my father’s side in the empty prep room. The room was silent; just the two of us. Suddenly—this could happen only in Israel—someone swung open the door and jabbed his head in. “I’m looking for my friend . . .”
Post Tish'ah B'av Thoughts
Today, Jewish soldiers shatter Jewish hearts (both others' and their own) while Arabs dance in a CNN Special Report from the Gaza Strip
a) Leave work early Friday afternoon....j) Pour a cup of kosher wine or grape juice into a special goblet...u) Eat the Third Meal...z) Repeat next week.
Chairs so casually strewn across the floor became critical allies, their seemingly random positions (as well as those of the couch and bookcases) suddenly of looming importance
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