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Clouds and fire- till when?

1.Did the Pillar of fire and the cloud follow the children of Israel into the promised land? 2. When did GOD remove them from the

The Royal Plural

In the old testament. God is quoted as saying “Let ‘US’ create man in ‘OUR’ image.” What is the meaning of this plural? Can you

Candle-lighting customs

My mother has the minhag to add one candle to the shabbos candles for the first child, but then an additional two candles for each

Understanding Scriptures

I’m omer and I will be more than happy if you can answer my question and I’m sorry if my English is not very well

Abandoned possessions

My son’s office is moving. Everyone was told to remove all personal items by a certain date. This notice was repeated many times. The date

Family (dis)unity

Hello! Thank you for this opportunity. I have a situation with my family. My father is taking care of my grandmother, and they live together

Throwing out Hagar

I understand why Avraham and Sara did not want Yishmael around to influence Yitzchak but I don’t understand why they sent Hagar and her son

Post mortem relationships

My mother-in-law is in hospice. She has a daughter with whom she is long estranged. At a funeral service, should the estranged daughter be mentioned

Smoking and religion

I am interested in knowing why according to the Torah smoking is not prohibited if there is an order that health must be taken care

Lies in, lies out

I already asked this before. But there was something I forgot to include in my question. I’m asking it again with what I forgot to

Someone is angry with me…

Rabbi, I need your important help please, could you give me an advice? someone blocked my contact by all means of communication (email, whatsup etc)she’s

Freezing food on Shabbat

It is possible to freeze a soup on Shabath itself so as not to throw it away and put it in the freezer on Shabath,

Choosing a Jewish name

Hi my name is Michael and I was converting to Judisum and I’m trying to pick the Hebrew name most appropriate. I was born on

True love

If I had an experience with a guy where it was Mr. Right (you know when you know) how can I get him back after


My married daughter and I have been fighting b4 Rosh Hashanah and she’s said some horrible things to me. Do I initiate forgiveness b4 Yom

Why am I being punished?!

Dear Rabbi, Why does diabetes exist in spite of the fact that (1) no one sins before he/she is born to deserve being created with

Ancient Torah scrolls

I am in discussion with one Christian man regarding Psalms 96:10 10Say among the nations, “The Lord has reigned.” Also the inhabited world will be

Abortion inTorah sources

Several years ago I found some scriptures about abortion in the Old Testament (not the Torah), but have lost the locatilon. Seems it was a

Yetzer Hora – Evil inclination

: Is it true that there is a netsay hora? I am elderly and looking back on occasions I have been stopped from making the right decisions and things

Going to gehinom – or not!

Why do the chachamim explain the Torah in a way that makes Klal Yisrael judged more harshly than seemingly necessary. If we know that gehennom

Humor and how to keep it up

I read that humor is a big part of Jewish culture. How do you maintain that during low moments or when you feel unworthy of

Malachi, wife of your youth

Malachi 2 13-17…….14 “Why?” It is because the LORD is acting as the witness between you and the wife of your youth, because you have

Marriage to a non-Jew, or not?

Daat org : why is not possible to marry with a nice not Jewish guy? What’s the difference? Why to be racist? I appreciate your

Temperature on Shabbos

Am I allowed To visit a person in the hospital, a non-Jewish employee measures my temperature with a “gun.” Is this allowed on Shabbos?

Idol worship today?

Hashem made two of ten commandments about worshipping other than Him. He also repeatedly, through prophets, warns that in the End Times this idol/god worship

As the dust of the earth

As Dust: What is the origenal souce that the Rabbah references to Genesus 13:16 and 41:9:1 for the following: “As the dust is made to


Why would an uncle sacrifice himself and die to save his nephew?

Severe illness

My name is farzaneh . my husband’s name is sheleomo ben aanbary. He is 70 years old . He is sick. his Sickness. Is thyroid

Missing Shacharit

B”H Hi hope you’re doing well, I hate to push but if you see this today, 7/1/2021, please respond as soon as you see it

Golden calf and other stories

The Quran has a fanciful tale about how the Golden Calf came to life. Turns out the Talmud antedated that with four, totally different, stories

Washing for purity

why is one not supposed to lechatchilo walk 4 amos, or for that matter even get out of bed, or even place one’s feet on

Fake flowers

Hello, My question is, is it ok to keep fake flowers in the house, made of wood or any other? Thank you!

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