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That's a great question--because it forces us to look deeper into the story, and learn even more from it. It doesn't come as surprise that our actions affect those around us, but less common is the understanding that we influence not only the people in ou...
The Jewish perpetual calendar was arranged in a manner that ensures that the first day of Rosh Hashanah will never fall on Sunday, Wednesday or Friday.According to many, this rule took effect when the perpetual calendar was put in place in the 4th century...
I am struggling with jealousy in many areas in my life and in my relationships. Any words of advice for me?
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.
Question: I would like to know whether the "yetzer hara" or "evil inclination" is an equivalent term to "animal soul." I've seen these two terms used (seemingly interchangeably) in Jewish and chassidic literature to describe man's base desires. If they're...
The numerical equivalent of the word "nut" - egoz in Hebrew - is seventeen. Seventeen is also the numerical equivalent of the Hebrew word for sin, chet...
Question: My daughter's Hebrew name is Talia. Can you tell me the name's meaning and significance? Answer: Your daughter has quite an auspicious name. Talia is a contraction of two Hebrew words (tal and y-ah), and means "dew of G‑d." Dew and rain are both...
Question: Why aren't Jews allowed to interbreed plants? Why aren't we allowed to grow fruits like clementines or tangerines? Answer: First of all, it's important to realize that we can't understand the full reason for any commandment. There are different ...
Question: I live in an apartment and have only one oven. How do I bake dairy as the oven is mainly used for meat? Answer: It's pretty simple. Any dairy you bake in that oven has to be wrapped in a double layer. Aluminum foil is great. Make sure each wrapp...
For the most part, tribal identities have been lost through the generations, and the majority of Jews do not know which tribe they are from. There are a number of people whose families have passed down their identity as Kohanim (Priests) or Levites, which...
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