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JUDAISM IN THE LIGHT OF KABALA AND CHASSIDUS

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הטבלת החלה במלח

שלום רציתי להבין מספר מנהגים באופן שבו מברכים על החלה בשבת: מנהג שמסמנים על החלה לפני הברכה, שטובלים את החלה במלח, ולמה בכלל 2 חלות?

Burial of teeth

I found two old extracted teeth with roots attached possibly from parents or grandparents. Do they have to be buried. If yes, is anyplace ok,

Is there a way out of disaster?

I tried to obey the commandments of the Torah and live rightly, but God brings many misfortunes and disasters into my life. I prayed to

Jacob and Israel

What is the significance or explanation when the name of Jacob is interchanged to Israel from time to time and sometimes in the same sentence

First Fruits

I was studying the holidays of scripture and wonder if firstfruits is the day after high shabbat or the weekly one?

Convert – or not?

Hello, I have a somewhat nuanced question, and would appreciate some guidance. I’m undergoing education leading towards conversion to Judaism through a recognized (but non

Is G-d out to ‘get’ me?

I have suffered health issues , relationship issues , issues with people hurting me this year . How can I tell if G-d is punishing

Is personality inherited?

I wanted to know if our personality traits are G-d given or entirely of our own making. Are they redetermined. Does the soul have any

Names and genders

Can you add a male name (such as David) as a middle name to a female’s name (such as Sarah)? If no, why not?

Lashon Hara for a purpose 

Hello–I know that we are to avoid L’ashon Hara, spreading malicious gossip. but what is it called when we are required to provide information about

I love my job!

We are told in koheleth many times to love our work/toil.Does this refer only to Torah or to general labour/work as well ?

The Thirteen Tikkunim

What does the term tiqqunim mean in the context of The thirteen tiqqunim of ‘Atiqqa’s beard?

Are there degrees of treif?

Shalom, A questions about Treyf, are there degrees of treyf? Is one worse then another? And where is it answered? Thanks in advance.

Evil spirits 

Who is beelzebul in Judaism? do evil spirits exist in Judaism? who are the demons/spirits of the Kipploth? are they spirits in opposition to HasHem?

Which day is the real Sabbath?

Why in judaism do they have service on saturday, the sabbath when Exodus 16:29-30 says Mark that the LORD has given you the sabbath; therefore

 Queens and Hakhel ceremonies

I am wondering if it is plausible that Shlomtzion HaMalkah might have performed the Hakhel ceremony. During her 9-year reign (76-67 BCE), there would have

ר”ח

WHEN ROSH CHODESH falls ON a shabbos ,,as is the case last Friday night/Saturday…today…should the benching for Rosh Chodesh be on this Shabbos ie today

Selfie or not to selfie?

Can I take a picture of myself. Why did most Jews and Great Rabbanim not let pictures of them taken esspecially in the 1900s. Was

Minyan or Music

I am over Bar Mitzvah and value davening with a minyan. I play a couple of musical instruments because my parents want me to. I

Cutting down fruit trees

Recently a property i work at was acquired by Jewish owners. There is some concern about cutting any fruit trees down on the property. I

Purpose of Man

What is the purpose of man Why did G-d create man what is he supposed to do ?

Two or one or two in one?

IM an Ovol, saying kaddish during the 11 months for my Father zl I have a local kehilla which often misses getting a minyan ,

Is contradiction a bad thing?

Rashi, in his commentary on the tenach, says that Isaiah 53 is about the people of Israel, but in his commentary on the Talmud says

Generations of Mamzerut

Shalom, On the topic of mamzerim assimilating into the general Jewish community, has it ever been discussed as to the specific number of generations that

Self-awareness

Hi Rabbi, Many people are given self-awareness so we have some idea of our strengths and weaknesses and we can usually identify when we fall

Ill and feeling alone

i have been ill 35 years ihave not had solid food for 30 years due to this neuro illness im alone since my parents died

Jew, Non-Jew, or Apostate

have a question? I’m online now. Ask me here! Hi, i’m curious about what sources after the talmud make a thing not apply in the

Cremated ashes

Sometimes people fly with an urn containing cremated ashes with them (or in the stored luggage in the hold), without fellow passengers knowing, etc. I

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

Freedom from slavery

I am bond with satanic bonds to be a dog or a slave to women. I heard that the lord God of Israel freed you

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

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