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Shema Yisrael in Papua New Guinea - Must Watch
These villagers in Jambitange, Papua New Guinea sing "Shema Yisrael" and express genuine love for Jews and the people of Israel. Must see
10 Facts Messianic Jews for Jesus Don’t Want Jews to Know
What is this cult and are they any different from ordinary Christians?
Zman Tefillah by Chassidim
Dear Rabbi, I did not grow up chassidish, but I saw many times chassidim that were davening after zman tefillah of Shachrit, and sometimes even in the afternoon. Does this have any halachic basis, like, can I do it too?
Tisha B’Av - 10 Facts About the Book of Lamentations
The Book of Lamentations, which is written in scroll form, is read in the synagogue on Tisha B'Av. It describes the calamities experienced by the Jews at the time of the First Temple’s destruction
Tisha B’Av - Laws of the 9 Days and Week of Tisha B’Av
Laws of The Nine Days and the week of Tisha B'Av according to Sephardi and Ashkenazi Jews
Is there an Obligation to eat Kugel or Chulent on Shabbat?
Rabbi, please tell me: Is it true that if I don't eat "Kugel" and "Chulent" on Shabbat that I become like the worst possible rasha (wicked person)?
Born to Hate Jews - Must Watch
How do devout Muslims born in the West feel about Jews? How do they feel about Western values in general? Kasim Hafeez, who was raised a devout Muslim in England, reveals the truth
What did Rabbi Kanievsky Answer when Asked when the Messiah would Come?
Two Jews from the United States came to the home of the Great Torah Sage Rabbi Chaim Kanievsky, presenting themselves as personal friends of President Donald Trump. They said the President asked when the Messiah would come. What did Rabbi Kanievsky answer?
A Goy who leaves money on shabbat
Question: I do Kiruv on a college campus and I invite many students to our Shabbat table every week. Sometimes the Jewish students invite their no Jewish friends along with them to the meals. We don’t say anything because we want them to feel comfortable. One week one of the friends enjoyed himself so much that he left us money for the food. What should we do with the money?
The Jew who saved the American Revolution
Heroes of the American Revolutionary War such as Benjamin Franklin, John Hancock, George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and Paul Revere are household names, familiar even to schoolchildren. Yet most American Jews have never heard of Haym Salomon, a Jew who was clearly a hero of the American Revolution. Who was Haym Salomon?
The caterer who served Bishul Akum
Question: I recently made a Simcha in a hall. I sat down with the caterer and we agreed on the menu and how much etc. After the Simcha, we went into the kitchen to pay the caterer and we saw a non-Jew cooking all the food. We asked the mashgiach how he could cook the food and he said that he lit the fire. I know for Ashkenazim that is fine but it is Bishul Akum for Sephardim. The caterer served my whole family and event Bishul Akum. Do I need to pay him?
Answer Amen blessing of the Gentile
Question: We have a live-in maid in our house to help my mother with keeping the house. She has lived with us for a long time and she is like part of he family. At some point she started to say brachot before she eats just like we do. Since she is praising Hashem, we don’t want to stop her. Should we answer Amen to her bracha though?
Jews are Ambassadors to the World
As individuals, and as a community, we can and must take action to increase the sanctification of G-d's Name and decrease the desecration of G-d's Name in the world
Wave of Fires and Disaster: Did Rabbi Kanievsky Warn of Potential Tragedy in Advance?
The letter of the great Sages in Israel caused tens of thousands of Jews to gather for prayer at midnight. The connection between fire and the desecration of Shabbat was specifically mentioned. “More than the Jews have kept the Shabbat, the Shabbat has kept the Jews”
1. Nivul Peh 2. Olam HaBa 3. Gay issues
Dear Rabbi, I greatly appreciate the provision of this service. I learned of the organization recently and had the z'chuis of making a donation to the Lag B'Omer appeal. If I may, I wish to pose 3 queries: 1. What constitutes nivul p'eh? What words are forbidden? Are the "F" word or the "s" word permissible? Does it depend on context?. May one read literature or listen to songs that contain nivul peh, such as rap music, which I am mad for? 2. Do any of the texts (Zohar, Midrash, Gemara) discuss that which happens to deceased non-Jews? When one says Kaddish, lights a yahrzeit candle=, learns Torah, fasts or donates tzedaka in the merit of decased Gentiles, does it have any impact on the neshama ( does it derive pleasure, is it elevated to a higher plane, can it be rescued from Gehenna? Will non Jews be resurrected? 3. I informed the rabbi who superintended my geirus that I am gay. I was informed that orientation is not problematic. One must refrain from prohibited actions. Are any of the following permissible to a gay Jewish man: shaking a woman's hand listening to a woman sing being secluded with a woman I would appreciate any insights or referral to sources. I thank the rav. The rav and all Hidabroot staff, and subscribers and program participants should experience always health peace and prosperity and growth in Torah and mitzvos always. Lommer deleben Moshiach. Respectfully, Bill
Question: My nonreligious cousins came to us for a meal and touched the wine I poured for myself in a cup. The wine was not cooked. I didn’t drink it but I have heard that non-religious people nowadays have a halachic status of a Tinok Shenishbah. So maybe he did not ruin my wine and I could have drunk it. What is correct?
Rabbi Chaim Kanievsky’s Rare Appeal for Prayer: Join Hidabroot’s Special Broadcast Tonight at 21:00
Rabbi Chaim Kanievsky in a rare appeal, asks all Jews to gather this evening at 00:30 in synagogues and cry out to the Creator for mercy. Watch the broadcast this evening on the Hidabroot TV Channel and website at 21:00. Here is the full version of the prayer, including the Psalms