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Rabbi Shmary Brownstein is a member of the chabad.org Ask the Rabbi team and is co-director of Chabad-Lubavitch of Davis with wife Sorele Brownstein.
Dear Friend, At a time when painful reports of fresh murderous terror attacks in Israel seem to be coming almost hourly, an ancient teaching in our Torah portion is as relevant as ever. This week we read of a world that became corrupt and chaotic, and the...
We know that G‑d is the most perfect Being, and that everything exists solely because of Him. So could He make any mistakes?
If a person loses a court case, or things seem to be going poorly for him, is that any indication that G‑d is displeased with the individual?
What is Judaism's take on miracles?
There are dozens of people I know who never use bad language, however, now they are writing things like, “I would kill him myself.” I understand the anger, shock and grief, but is this how we are supposed to respond, with a thirst for vigilante justice?
I was wondering what actually happens to babies and people with special needs when they die. Also, what happens to those who don’t yet know right from wrong?
Does 613, the number of commandments G‑d gave the Jews, have any symbolic meaning?
Didn’t G‑d give Moses the Torah while he was on top of Mount Sinai away from the rest of the Jews who were waiting down below? Isn’t this similar to the stories of Jesus and Mohammad, because no one was actually there to verify that anything was unequivoc...
I understand that in the seven weeks between the Jewish holidays of Passover and Shavuot we observe a period of mourning for the death of over 20,000 sages who died during this period. But for the 6 million Jews brutally murdered in the Holocaust we have ...
On forgiving a mean deceased parent in Jewish thought
How can one forgive a parent when one is still reeling from the intensity of the hurt and pain he caused?
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