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On why pig and crab are not kosher foods
I was wondering, why can't Jews eat pork or shellfish?
Less than ten minutes elapsed from the time my waters broke to when the baby was born, so there was no time to panic, no time to be afraid or think about anything other than what was happening in the moment. But a few hours later, as I was relaxing and re...
Question: What are you to do when you can't afford to redo your entire kitchen to make it kosher? Or if you don't live near a store that carries kosher meat, and you can't afford to buy it online all the time? Answer: First of all, it's wonderful to hear ...
Shalom means peace, and is rooted in the word (shaleim), which means completion. Without peace, there can be no completion.
Question: I am in a debate regarding Kohens and Levites. My friend says that Kohens are descended from Levites. I say that the three "levels" are Kohens, Levites and Israelites. Who is correct? Answer: You are both right. Kohanim (that's plural for Kohen)...
The prohibition mentioned in the Torah is to mix meat (beef) with milk. This injunction was extended by the Sages to include fowl as its meat can be confused with beef. Eggs do not fall into this category as they cannot be mistaken for meat. Furthermore, ...
Brown chicken eggs are kosher. Nevertheless, you do need to examine them carefully for non-kosher blood spots as brown eggs tend to have more blood spots than white ones. "The reason is two-fold. Firstly, the genetics of brown birds predisposes them to la...
I am a young adult woman, not affiliated with any branch of Judaism. I have heard of adults becoming bar/bat mitzvah and am enquiring whether this is possible with Chabad...
Question: My children are finicky eaters and don’t like the Passover meals I prepare for them. Any suggestions? Answer: Passover can be challenging, but there are ways and means to make it lots of fun as well! Here are a few suggestions I’ll share with yo...
Abraham, 1813-1638 BCE, is considered the first Jew. A native of Mesopotamia, he rejected the idolatrous ways of his ancestors and contemporaries; he was the first person to use his own cognitive abilities to discover and recognize the one G‑d. He then ac...
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