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Why do the rabbis add so many laws to the Torah? Isn't that what caused Adam and Eve to sin--the fact that Eve made unwarranted additions to G‑d's law?
Once I was hooked on raw food, the awful restrictions seemed like a privileged progress towards a higher plane of sensitivity and consciousness—precisely the Jewish view of G-d’s restrictions.
Is it inconceivable that the Sages would deprive all of Israel of the benefits afforded by one of the greatest mitzvot we have—simply on account of a few ignorant souls who might otherwise err?
G‑d told Moses that he will give him "the Torah and the commandments." Why did G‑d add the word "commandments?" Are there any commandments which are not included in the Torah?
Question: I don't understand why the rabbis created so many laws to ensure that we do not transgress any of the Torah's laws; don't they trust us to do things right? Answer: Here is an analogy: You insure your house, health, and the things which are impor...
We claim to believe in the Bible, but it seems to me that in reality we're controlled by a small group of old men and their Talmud...
Rashi’s comment at the very beginning of our Torah portion seems over complicated.
Did you know that lighting candles on Friday night, setting the seder plate on Pesach, reading the megillah on Purim, and lighting the menorah on Hanukkah are all rabbinic enactments? That may seem surprising, but think about it, can you remember learning...
I frequently serve as a mashgiach (kosher supervisor) on behalf of a well-known kosher certification agency to ensure that the products of several plants in town meet the kosher standards. On a recent inspection, the company representative escorted me int...
How does an eruv work?
If the Torah says that carrying outside is forbidden on Shabbat, how can a few barely-visible wires make a difference?
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