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I have a question that has been bothering me for some time. Much of the study of Judaism, such as the Talmud is filled with debates. Even in Jewish law there is debates, such as between the Rambam and his colleagues, or the Beit Yosef and Rav Isserlis. But from what I have learned that all makes sense, because there can be truths on different spiritual levels and the origin of the sages souls also matters. But what I really do not understand is how there can be two practical truths, as in, how do Sefardim and Ashkenazim hold differently in actual practice, or how is there different versions of prayer books, I don't mean a minor custom or stringency, rather mean real big differences? Did God want different laws for different Jews, not better or worse, just different?? Where do we see that this was Gods intention? How do we know this is what god wanted, and not some technicality? I understand it is all divine providence, but is there a source for this idea? Can you find these ideas in the Torah? To summarize, how does it make sense that there can be 2 Jews, practicing Judaism, 2 different ways, if we have one god and one Torah?
Is it Ok for a non-Jew not to Convert?
I'm reviewing, learning about the Jewish religion from a "Christian" background with the purpose of better understanding. I recently learned the Nimrod,tammaz, (I think thats the correct spelling) and it upset me and made me question just what I was actually believing. The Torah and related information from Rabbi videos has expand my knowledge and understand exponentially. It really has helped me grow. But I just came across a reference to the Sanhedrin 59a in the comments section of what basically was a video discouraging conversation to judism. It also reference the "Rambam" as discouraging it and saying we we're like Kohen Gadol offering profane fire to G_D. I really don't have a good way to verify this or even check if I understood it correctly. I humbly ask if you can clarify this.
Q & A: Is it Permissible to Celebrate Thanksgiving?
Is celebrating Thanksgiving considered to be avoda zara (idol worship), or chukat hagoyim?
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Have any questions about Judaism? Are you looking for marriage counseling? Do you want advice in parenting? Want to know what’s the meaning of life? Have questions about Jewish Law? Send a question to a Rabbi or coach on any topic
A chazon filming himself saying Selichot
The rabbi of our shul set up his smartphone to record our synagogue chazon reciting Selichot and the chazon was able to see himself on the screen throughout the Selichot. Is this permitted?
Taking a vacation during Elul
My friends and I were thinking of organizing a vacation during Elul. Is there any problem with doing that?
Why Did the Gentile who Bought Chametz from Rav Elyashiv Convert?
In honor of the sixth anniversary of the passing of Rabbi Yosef Sholom Elyashiv Zt "l. A fascinating story and a glimpse of the greatness of the legendary Torah giant
10 Facts About Shatnez - Mixture of Wool and Linen
What is the reason for the prohibition of Shatnez? What is the source of the name? What is the obstacle to keeping it? What reward awaits those who are careful with keeping Shatnez?
Picture of Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai
What does Jewish law say about the picture of Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai that is shown all over? How did they have his picture after so many years? Do they know who drew him, and when?
Lag B’Omer and the Bar Kochba rebellion
Is there any connection between Lag B’Omer and the Bar Kochba rebellion? Does it appear in any Jewish sources?
How Do I Kosher My Sink & Countertops for Passover?
Rabbi Shay Tahan explains how to clean your sink and counter properly to make them ready for use during the Passover holiday