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Does Torah want us to poke out the eye of an eye-poker?
Am I allowed to just take it (using force if necessary), or am I obligated to get permission?
Question: I know there is an infinite, loving G‑d. It's just that I can't get my head around a few things in the Torah, like death penalties for gays, wizards, and people who curse their parents. Even if these people have erred, couldn't they just be aske...
Question: I am interested to understand why women cannot judge disputes in Torah law. How is the case of Devorah, the judge, handled? Is wisdom limited to the male population? Is it understood that females have no ability to distinguish between two points...
A high administrative official in our synagogue embezzled a great sum of money from the congregational offerings. He is well versed in Torah, and certainly knows the difference between right and wrong. So, how is it possible that he did such a thing?
Dear Rabbi, If an Orthodox Jew is found guilty by a court of law in the United States, does that person forfeit certain benefits of being Jewish? I f so, please cite the section of the Bible where this is stated. Thank you. Rob Shalom Rob, Can you elabora...
Isn't it un-Jewish to kill people? How would Judaism apply the law from the Ten Commandments, "You shall not kill" in modern Israel?
Generally speaking, we are obligated to settle our differences in a beth din, Jewish rabbinical court. If, and only if, the other party refuses to go, or if there is immediate and ongoing, irreparable financial loss or harm, may the plaintiff circumvent t...
The Jewish people have never stopped studying Torah, regardless of whether we’ve lived in times of prosperity or persecution . . .
Question: Here’s the scenario. I walk into an electronics store and ask the sales staff for advice on which digital camera is best for my needs. The guy spends half an hour explaining the pros and cons of all the different models. I say thanks and walk ou...
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