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Question: I'm studying to teach my children about the bible and creation but I can't seem to get past Genesis 2! In Genesis 2 it says that Adam and Eve were both originally naked, "but they were not ashamed." After they ate of the Tree of Knowledge, we ar...
I received a call last week from a set of new parents trying to schedule their son's brit milah (circumcision). The boy had been born late in the afternoon, slightly before nightfall, exactly a week before the festival of Rosh Hashanah. Ideally a brit is ...
The text of the traditional engagement contract alludes to the cosmic energies which are unleashed by a Jewish marriage, a throwback to the supernal mechanisms which led to the creation of the worlds.
Question: Is it true that the Torah tells us that the longest a person can live is 120 years? I have always been told that, and would like to have it confirmed. Response: In Genesis 6 we read about the wickedness of Noah’s generation. In verse 3 the Torah...
Did G-d create a perfect world, or an imperfect one? That depends whether it's Shabbat or not.
Apparently, sibling rivalry is as old as siblings themselves. Consider Cain and Abel. You have to wonder how Cain, reared by parents who spoke to G-d Himself, went so extremely off the rails and murdered his own brother!
Why should the Creator, who is the essence of all goodness, require work, struggle and toil as man's only ultimate path to perfection?
Was Adam and Eve's sin part of "the plan"?
If your home will be a small Beit Hamikdash, we will certainly merit to see the third Beit Hamikdash, and experience the Garden of Eden,
What exactly was the first sin? What was the Tree of Knowledge of good and evil? Is this kind of knowledge a bad thing such that it had to be forbidden, and was only acquired through sin? Isn’t knowing the difference between good and evil essential to bei...
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