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Chana Question: Why does the orthodox community so strongly promote gender segregation, especially in schools? How will these children eventually know how to communicate with the opposite gender in marriage if they don't have any opportunity to learn inte...
Chana Question: What does a baby achieve by being born with a terrible defect and suffering for a couple of days before dying? It is harsh, unfair, and cruel, and it goes against everything I am taught about G‑d. Perhaps there is a reason, one that I am s...
Question: The women at my Seder would like a representation of the importance of Miriam during the Exodus. Is a Miriam's Cup allowed? Answer: As with any "new" custom, there is always the fear of what is behind the custom; who began it and what was their ...
A tallit can also be dry cleaned. However, it might not be advisable to give a tallit to your local dry leaning establishment—if they are not familiar with tallitot...
Unlike the common misconception that a bar or bat mitzvah signifies an end, or the graduation upon the successful completion of a bar or bat mitzvah lesson regimen, in truth it symbolizes a new beginning...
Chana Question: My husband passed away several years ago. I am now in my seventies, and while I kind of learned to take care of myself, to do whatever is necessary without the help and support of my husband of fifty years, it seems that loneliness suddenl...
The way to keep inspiration is to bring it down into practice. Inspiration means that you get excited and inspired about something. You feel spiritual and connected. You feel alive, encouraged, enthusiastic and interested in committing yourself to more po...
Chana Question: My father-in-law passed away recently. I knew him for many years, during which time I disliked him and was critical and unhelpful to him. Now I understand what he was going through, how wrong I was to be judgmental, and that I should have ...
Chana Question: My son was diagnosed with a form of brain dysfunction. Please let me know if his parents or grandparents did something to deserve this punishment. Should we blame ourselves for his illness? Also, how can we help him? Answer: I am sorry abo...
Chana Question: My husband and I are both Jewish. My husband is a very good man and we have a love that we both cherish. Neither one of us was brought up, however, in a religious Jewish home. We have very different opinions of how it is we need to live ou...
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