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This site presents Judaism according to Chassidut and Kabala. It covers an extensive array of topics, including education and marital harmony, for example.

Vessels For Blessings

our daughter (Dvorah bat rachel) has developed many health issues in the past year. We just had our mezuzot checked in March, but her health

Someone’s bugging me

Hi! There is someone in my life, close to me, that I have to be around a lot. But most of the times we are

Imprisoned in a hostile country

Imagine a Jew imprisoned in a hostile country, but granted by the authorities one day a year out of jail to express his Jewish identity.

Potential conversion

Hu, I’m a potential candidate for conversion, I have been studying and keeping some of the mitzvot for 3 years and my question is: How

Destroying the world

The Torah seems to be very specific about the promise never to destroy the Earth again by a flood. The Torah is very specific on

Am I a lost cause?

I heard (I’m not sure of source- maybe Chafetz Chayim?), that if one says premeditated lashon hara, they lose their olam haba. I’ve definitely said

Shabbat candles and intentions

Hi! I heard that a wife has to accept her husband’s and sons’ torah and mitzvot before she lights shabbat candles, and that if she

Loss of Something Dear

How do I mourn the loss of my parrot who has been with me for 32 years? We were on a two-week trip. He got

Microblading eyebrows

HI I would like to know if either microblading and/or ephemeral tattos are allowed halachically since they are both not permanent. Ephermal tattos can be

Kabbala and me

Rabbi, Is it OK to follow Kabbalah traditions, does that violate any Bibilical laws, are they belong to true Jewish path, Is it Ok to

The binding of Isaac

Hello, I am struggling to answer questions my daughter has of Abraham and Isaac on Moriah. How do I go about this?

Exodus 13:7

shmot 13:7 it says ולא יראה לך What does this LITERALLY mean? Does it mean chametz should not be “seen” with you? If not, what

Teshuvah on Shabbat

Hello! There was a discussion about whether or not we are allowed to make teshuva and repent on shabbat. One side said No, we are

Overcoming temper

Hello, Do you know a good mussar book in english for someone to overcome a temper? Other than “Remove Anger from Your Heart” by Rabbi

Jewish Grandfather

Hello Rabbi! It was recently conformed that my Grandfather was Jewish, which he hid after fleeing Europe during ww2. I’m conflicted in Whether to try

Pasuk for Leah

if my name is leah what is my passuk fof the end of shmona esrei?

Pieces of HaShem

My six year old asks, “”How does Hashem take a piece of Himself to put in our neshamas and still have Himself?”

Star of David and Jewishness

Shalom. I hope that all is well with you. I have been in the process of converting to Judaism for around 8 months(including the months


Tell me please how in Idish floor thank you

Who blesses who?

Good day, Here is my question: What does it mean to: “Bless The LORD?” And how do we do that? Thank you In advance Rick

Inheritance issues

Question: May Mother A”H passed away recently at the age of 96 – In her will it says that her cash assets should be distributed

Pathology or evil spirit?

My question revisits the notion whether pathological narcissism could be a manifestation of a form of demonic possession. My father is cliically diagnosed with Narcissistic

Oral Torah

Dear Rabbi, If the Oral Torah is from Hashem, and is exact (tefillin need to be worn this way, made out of this material, etc.),

Child Sacrifice?

How are we to understand Judges 11 – Jephthah’s Vow and an act of child sacrifice?


Shalom, Rabbi, how are you? What is the Jewish take on transhumanism? I personally find the movement spiritually void and very misguided and dangerous. I

Armed out of Egypt

In Exodus 13:18 JPS what is the correct translation for “armed”? Are there other scriptures that use the word? But God led the people about,

Frustrated and aggravated

Hi Rabbi, Lately I’ve been noticing that the list of people who annoy and aggravate me daily is growing. This is concerning me, and is

Belated funeral

I have a Russian Jewish friend who’s wife passed away last Thursday. 5 days ago. We live in a small community without a rabbi. My


I’m very scared of dying as I am so scared of gehinom! Is it really a place of torture? If so and Hashem is so

Parental abuse

I’m a councilor and one if my clients 18 yrs old is broken because her father smacks her and her older sister accross the face

When to study

I’ve been considering reading weekly Torah portions for the first time. Would it be better to start right away, or is it more proper to

Measure for Measure

when i do a sin do i get punished midah keneged midah? How does it work? I get very scared and worried whenever doing something

Seeing the prophesy

Good day, Can you please tell me what is the difference between a “Prophet” and a “Seer” David had Nathan as a Prophet, and Gad

Ritual hand washing

Daat I would like to know what is the meaning of washing your hands with that special jug, is it not more hygienic to wash

of intregity and calmness

Sholom and Blessings! How can I live with a sense of intregity and calmness? Even though I am around successful people, sometimes more than me,

Poisonous relative

Hello Rabbi, I’m hoping for some guidance from you. It may seem like I’m ranting but I have so much to get off my chest.

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