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Rochel Chein

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I read in the verse that Passover is in the, “…month of Aviv.” But I cannot seem to find it in the Jewish calendar. When is the Jewish month of Aviv?
Hi, If I know someone is going to be away from their community for business over the holiday of Purim, is it appropriate to send the Purim gifts of food by mail? Answer: There is a discussion among authorities on Jewish law whether one can fulfill the obl...
Did Joseph’s brother’s ever own up to their father about the crime they committed against their younger brother?
We keep a Kosher home and are very active in our local synagogue. Our oldest child is married to a Catholic, our middle is mildly interested in Judaism and our youngest has absolutely no interest. How does one change another's thinking? How can I try to r...
Hi, I’m stymied by the story in Genesis where Lot’s wife turns into a pillar of salt. Can you please explain it to me? Answer: The inhabitants of Sodom were known for their cruelty to strangers. In fact, inhospitality was included in their code of law. Lo...
In Judges the verse (3:15) says that Ehud was left handed. Why was that point brought out in the scriptures?
What is the source for it? Why do we add it to one of the most fundamental Jewish prayers, and why do we say it quietly?
Many psalms start with the phrase “For the Conductor.” Is that a reference to G‑d? If not, what does it refer to?
Question: I am a victim of slander. A woman at my office has been saying things about me that make me look bad. I thought that she was my friend, and I am shocked that she would talk about me in such a way! Doesn't Judaism forbid this kind of talk? Respon...
This question has troubled many of the biblical commentaries. How could Joseph have allowed his father to mourn him for so long? Why didn't he let Jacob know that he was alive? Egypt is not so far from Canaan, and it was certainly within Joseph's means to...
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