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Malkie Janowski

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Question: When I started all this, I felt so excited about being Jewish and following all the laws, but now it is such a struggle and kind of feels like this heavy burden. Like a bunch of can't do this and that, and have to do this and this. But I also do...
The black are the letters we see, while the white, the inverse space between the black, are the letters we don't see. Some souls, like the black letters of the Torah, have a clear purpose and focus. Others are more like the white letters...
Question: I’ve been told that part of being an observant Jewish woman means dressing modestly. I’m very confused, however, about the standards of modesty and how they come to be established. I don’t see much in the Torah about this. What does dressing mod...
Question: I heard that there could be a problem with a pregnant woman visiting a cemetery. Is that true? Answer: There is no clause in Jewish law that forbids pregnant women from entering cemeteries. However, there seems to be a longstanding custom to avo...
Question: Should one who is blessed with vast wealth spend it on luxuries? Is a wealthy person expected to live with restraint, or is it okay for him to spend his hard-earned money on living a lifestyle beyond that which an ordinary person can afford? How...
Question: Having studied Tanya for some years now, I always get stuck at the same point: Through concentrating deeply on how G‑d is at once beyond all things and within all things, how He rules and controls the entire world, and how all is like nothing be...
Question: I have noticed that people place the mezuzahs on their doorposts on an angle. Is there a reason for this? Reply: Yes, indeed. In Ashkenazic tradition, the top of the mezuzah is inclined towards the inside of the room, and the bottom towards the ...
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.
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