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And why do we give charity in his name?
In a time of need, some have the custom to give charity for Israel (called tzedakah of Rabbi Meir Baal Haness) and pray, “G‑d of Rabbi Meir, answer me!”
"והוציאו את רבי עקיבא... וסרקו בשרו במסרקות פיפיות" “They brought out Rabbi Akiva... and lacerated his body with sharp pointed iron combs.” QUESTION: The martyring of the ten Sages was done by the Romans as a punishment for the brothers kidnapping and sel...
Question: G-d chose to take away my dear son from me. Can I have my son back as a newly born son with G-d's blessings? Response: The MidrashMishle 31 tells the story of Bruriah, the wife of Rabbi Meir. The couple was blessed with two boys. Lively and brig...
Have you ever done any carpentry or one of those Ikea do-it-yourself jobs? They always tell you not to tighten the bolts until the whole thing’s been put together.
What Is Carob? You might have seen or heard of carob powder or carob chips (like chocolate chips, but not). It’s often used as an alternative to cocoa because it has a similar warm, nutty flavor, although carob is naturally sweet, unlike cocoa. Carobs are...
On Rosh Hashanah it is customary to eat foods with symbolic importance. According to some, these foods serve as cues to help us focus on the agenda of the day: prayer, repentance and resolution to do good. According to others, the physical act of eating t...
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?
How to fly high above any challenge, smash through the most impervious obstacle, take on the entire world without flinching--and be humble about it, too!
There is indeed a traditional prayer and procedure to be followed when seeking G‑d's assistance in retrieving a lost object...
Why do we make such a big deal about this tragedy in particular?
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