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Question: I am part Jewish on my mothers side and my father is a Muslim. I am neither. I believe only in G_d and not religion." Answer: You should know that as far as Judaism is concerned, you are Jewish. Whether you choose to embrace or reject that is up...
Question: There are many beers manufactured by monasteries—they are called trappists or abbey ales. Some examples: Chimay, Orval, and Floreffe. I think that Benedictine liquor is also made by or in a monastery. Can I drink a beer or liquor that was made b...
What is Judaism? Who is it for? What are the basic Jewish beliefs, texts, and sacred places?
Shalom Rabbi, The cold-blooded murder of the rabbi and his wife in Mumbai is a disgrace. As a Muslim, I am ashamed of such actions done by ignorant idiots in the name of Islam. I challenge any and all of them to show evidence from the Quran or the Prophet...
G‑d and G‑dliness
There is none else but G‑d, but nevertheless, not all is G‑dly.
I was accosted at the beach today by a guy from Jews for Jesus. He offered me a New Testament in Yiddish and said that many Jews have been "saved" by accepting Jesus as the messiah.
If yes, how and why does it work?
The answer seems simple enough: The Torah itself references witchcraft . . .
I could see why Esther would need to do that. But why would Mordecai, a righteous, observant Jew, be named after a Babylonian deity?
What exactly is our ideal society?
Dear Ask-the-Rabbi Rabbi, With the current presidential elections in the U.S., there’s been a lot of debate about Judaism, socialism and capitalism, since one of the candidates—the Jewish one—identifies himself as a “democratic socialist.” Some Jewish vot...
Interestingly, as much as we have taken from alien cultures in the course of our thousands of years in exile, these cultures were even more affected than we were
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