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Can I Thank G‑d for a Hybrid Fruit?
I heard that G‑d does not want us to create hybrid fruit. So my question is, if G‑d is not happy with this fruit, should I make a blessing before eating it?
Do Young Girls Light Shabbat and Holiday Candles?
The rabbi in my synagogue tells me that my daughter should begin lighting Shabbat candles. My very traditional grandmother disagrees. Can you please enlighten me?
How Can the 10th of Tevet Interfere with Shabbat?
If a river is polluted, do you start by washing off the beaches, or do you plug up the sources that are pouring in all the toxic waste?
Fasting on Yom Kippur Which Falls on Shabbat
According to chassidic teachings, Yom Kippur falling on Shabbat doesn’t “deprive” us of the pleasures which Shabbat normally affords us. Rather the extremely holy nature of Yom Kippur accomplishes the same objective . . .
Can Twins Do the Haftorah Together?
My sons both have the same portion. Can they read it together?
Second Bar Mitzvah?
May a Jew Raise Swine?
Is it permitted for a Jew to have a pet pig? Can a Jewish farmer raise pigs for business purposes, for sale to non-Jews?
The Biblical Basis for the 13 Principles of Faith
A list of the Thirteen Principles of the Jewish faith, as penned by Maimonides, along with their biblical sources.
What's the Significance of the Number Seventy?
It appears several times in the Torah: seventy elders of the Jewish nation, seventy languages and nations of the world, and seventy members of Jacob's family.
Is there any significance to
I've heard that studying the Torah portion that was read on the week of your birth can give you insight into your life. Is there any weight to this?
Where can I get Organic Kosher Meat?
Grass-fed and grain-finished on organic feed... pasture-raised with unrestricted outdoor access, raised humanely by family farmers, processed using strict guidelines for animal welfare. Certified kosher by...