Search Results "Blessings"
23rd of Sivan
Someone asked me to find out about the 23rd of Sivan. Read once that it is special, so want to tell them why.
Where is the Sambatyon?
Descendent of a ger to become an IDF officer
Does the prohibition of a ger tzedek serving in a position of authority also extend to his children? (My housemate is a ger tzedek. Our son wants to be an officer in the IDF.)
is kahloua liqueur kosher
Is Kahloua Liqueur Kosher?
Could the Hebrew slaves in Egypt read Hebrew?
Moses wrote the Torah in Hebrew. Could the slaves who left Egypt read the scrolls that Moses eventually wrote? About what year after leaving Egypt was the Torah written? Thank you!
The role of women in Judaism
Hi, I'm on an online forum and some people were saying that they don't like religion (not Judaism, referring specifically to Christianity) since the women is put down. I responded saying that from the view of Judaism which Christianity is founded on, the women is looked up to, protected and often greater than the man. It's not better/worse roles, just different. Someone responded, and asked for clarification, writing: In Genesis, woman was the seductress and temptress that caused the downfall of man, and the whole human race. Eve was cursed by God for her disobedience and leading Adam astray: "Unto the woman he said, I will greatly multiply thy sorrow and thy conception; in sorrow thou shalt bring forth children; and thy desire shall be to thy husband, and he shall rule over thee" I said I'd ask and try find a response to it, and am wondering if you can respond (my original response was: Historically, in Judaism (and I'm quoting judaism as supposedly christianity and all variations originate there, and also because this is all before christianity was developed, and I don't know enough about any religion, but I think that all christianity believe in this - correct me if I'm wrong) a women, as @JmpMster says has an equal if not greater roll. Think of Adam and Eve. Adam saying he followed Eve. Think of Abraham being told by god to listen to his wife, that his wife knows better. Or of god lying to Abraham about his wife, for him not to know she didn't believe in him. Think of Jacob choosing where to go based on his mothers advise. Think of the women prophets. Traditionally women have held a different role to that of men. Not better or worse. Different. All religion is meant to be about respect and elevation of a women. Looking after. Care for. Protect.) Thank you! Ellie
Shabbos - Wand Security Check
A shule I attend on shabbos sometimes just instituted a guard (non jew) who uses an electronic wand. Is this mutar? Can I "be wanded" on shabbos? what about my wife (both for shabbos purposes and tzniut)?
Psalms that Generate Marital Harmony
Prayers that are known to generate marital harmony. The first letters of each stanza spell out the words "שלום בית" (Shalom Bayit), marital harmony. From chapter 119 in Psalms
I have been blessed to organize a Daily Tehillim mechulak Group with some friends. My question is: Is it 'ok' if one of the women says her portion in English? Does it affect the idea of the Sde Chemed that reading Tehillim mechulak is as if you said the whole sefer on your own? Thank you!
Reasons to Prohibit Intermarriage
I am writing to inquire if Orthodox Jewish law or precedent supports my parent’s position. Here they are. 1. Their last will and testament states to marry a non Jew is to entirely forfeit my inheritance. 2. To marry outside the faith would be a violation of the social-religious contracts and to commit social suicide where I would be more or less disowned as a social pariah. 3. They and my Orthodox siblings would refuse on any grounds to meet a non Jewish partner or any offspring resulting from this union, i.e. my patent’s grandchildren. I am certain they are committed to preserving legacy etc but my query here is if this mindset and retributive moves are common to Jewish law and custom. In other words, is this inherent to the doctrine and worldview of Judaism or are their decisions a net result of the senility of agining, bankrupt morality, a reactionary mindset from Jewish oppression, generational identity as survivors, or are these conventions strictly the result of centuries of religious and ideological conviction. Thank you for an honest and straightforward response. The religious mindset truly leaves outsiders baffled and mystified and it would useful to know if there is a religious ideology behind their motives or something else. Asher
Is it mutar to listen to music on isru chag (even if one keeps the 1st days of the omer)? And if it is not is there a heter to go to a mimouna even if one is not Moroccan?
Good day sir, My question is What is meant by "unity in the One G-d"?
The Traditional Passover Meal
Salutations Rabbi, I have a question pertaining to the traditional Passover meal. The traditional Seder dinner typically includes gefilte fish, matzo ball soup, brisket or roast chicken, potato kugel and carrot and prune tzimmes. Now, we know that none of these foods originated in ancient Israel - they're from a later period in Jewish history during the diaspora and after the destruction of the Temple. But my question is, what would have been a traditional Passover meal in ancient Israel? What would have been the traditional Passover meal for people living at the time of King Solomon or the Prophet Isaiah? What would have been the Passover meal for people living in the time of Herod's Temple? Thank you, Joshua Flaugher
Saying hello to a Non-Jew
I’m have trouble with my Jewish friend, When I’m working hard on my garden he tells me , Good luck enjoy....don’t he see I’m working hard!...Is he have fun with me .
Speaking to boys at the Workplace
Rabbi, I go with my father to work and help him at his business which is a bakery. There are boys who work there as well and I speak to them sometimes about things at business but not about anything else. Baruch Hashem I am careful about negiah and do not speak any words of affection... is this situation ok? My father comes in from time to time and the boys know that he's there and they are respectful. I would like to hear your advice. Thank you.
Ritalin for ADHD
I would like to understand which part of the capacity and the character of an individual is link to the nechama and which part is link to the body like the strength, intelligence, memory. I ask you the question because my son is TDAH and one of my friend told me in your name that hyperactive child has special nechama, but how can we relate this to the nechama as psychicologist can explain this pathology with the lack of hormonal stuff and also a different way of connection in neurons? How should we take all this medicine like Ritalin that are supposed to calm down the symptoms, should we fight against that treatment or should we accept to change the nechama kind of if we say this nature in due to a big nechama. The question ça extend to many pathology where some identify disorder in the brain can cause some pathology in the character like angry nervous intelligence memory. Some of them being able to be solve with medicine. Are all this characters and strength part of the kohot à nefesh? Or are just a tool give to the nechama like strength and beauty and so on? And it that later case, what is reality then what we called the kohot a nefesh, big nechama... Many Thx for your answer
Waking up from a Dream
Thank you for taking my question. I was wondering what is the meaning based on Torah sources of feeling a light tap on the shoulder or hand at the end of sleep in a dream that wakes you up. Thank you.
I am living in Israel outside of Yerushalayim. I decide to visit my teachers in Yerushalayim on Shushan Purim. Do I have to hear the Megilah a second time and do I have to do the other Mitzvot of the day there as well?
Amatlai bat Karnevo - Segula
I have heard that some people say the name of Avraham Avinu's mother when they need help. Can you tell me the source of this , when it is said, and how many times. Thank you.
זכר למחצית השקל
Do I need to give זכר למחצית השקל for each and every member of my family, even if they are not Shomrei Mitsvot?