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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?
Naftali The Torah tells us, Leviticus 18:5. “You shall observe My statutes and My ordinances, which a man shall do and live by them . . .” From this it was deduced that the mitzvot were given to live by, not to die by. Thus, generally speaking, a Jew shou...
I love my grandchildren, and for the past few years I have always been around to help with babysitting, but now I feel that I have been signed up as a near constant free-babysitter...
Jonah wasn’t some average Joe who decided to go his own way and not to listen to G-d. Why then did he disobey?
Your question is quite a serious one, and unfortunately it has been posed many times throughout our tragic history. Here is how one rabbi answered.
Even if Haman thought he was a god, shouldn't Mordechai have bowed down to him rather than risk the lives of the entire Jewish people?
Esther did not want to be taken to the palace. Not only was she an upright Jewish girl who abhorred the notion of marriage to a gentile vile king, she was actually already married!
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