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Why do very religious men wear long black garments only, even in summertime? I mean, doesn't it get sort of hot?
And why doesn’t Chabad wear them?
To the uninitiated, it appears that many chassidim wear round fur hats called shtreimels on Shabbat and holidays, but I must point out that, in truth, there are different hats, with different names. One can often discern which chassidic group one belongs ...
Question: I have read a lot about the Rebbe and have heard much about him at my local Chabad Center. One area I'm interested in is his ability to know what one would ask before actually being asked. I've also read here and there that on occasion he gave b...
I was at a chassidic gathering where the Chabad rabbi was discussing overcoming adversity. He used the Yiddish saying of the fourth Chabad rebbe, the Rebbe Maharash: "l’chatchila ariber." What exactly does that mean?
Is there a uniquely Jewish reason for this custom?
At times my mind wanders off and I imagine myself committing crimes. I’ve always felt that there is nothing wrong with these thoughts because I do not actually follow through and commit the crime. What do you think?
It is my Bar Mitzvah this week. I was told this means I am becoming a man. My mother doesn't think so. So, who's right?
Question: Why do we omit Avinu Malkeinu from the Yom Kippur prayers when Yom Kippur is on a Saturday? Response: One of the highlights of the High Holiday service, the Avinu Malkeinu is a beautiful prayer in which we beseech G‑d for healing, sustenance and...
I know that there are religions in which it's a great thing to die for your faith, and doing so makes you a saint or gets you a ticket to paradise. What is the Jewish view? Is a person supposed to die for his beliefs?
With every dollar we spend, we relinquish control of the ethical direction of our money. Taxes on profit will buy bullets, fund factory farming, etc. The only solution seems a self-sustained collective...
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