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Why is there a custom to put some water in the wine of kiddush?
Why is there a custom to put some water in the wine of kiddush?
Tinokot shel Rabanán
Hasta qué edad los niños son considerados como lo que dice el Talmud “tinokot shel rabanán” (niños escolares)?
How to deal with a child who refuses to go to school?
We became newly religious and are getting stronger, thank G-d. I have a 7-year old boy studying in a religious school and and he loves school, but 3 times a week he has to study in a Talmud Torah in the afternoon. He doesn’t like to go because he says it bores him. How can I make him love the learning without force because I really want him to go. In addition, as soon as he comes home from school, he does his homework and then until he goes to sleep, he just watches the computer and the TV. Can you give me advice on how to get him away from this bad habit?!
Watch: Elephant Enjoys Mud Sliding
Who said elephants don’t know how to enjoy themselves? See how this elephant enjoys a slippery ride down a muddy slope
Mudando através da Torá
Como a Torá nos ensina a nos tornarmos um "Mentsh" (gente) através dos decretos e mandamentos.
Research Proves Talmud’s Statement: Olive Oil is Good for Your Memory
A diet rich in olive oil stops Alzheimer’s disease even in mice genetically predisposed to the disease
In Masechet/Tractate Shabbat all of the planets save Neptune and Uranus are mentioned. Why does the Talmud fail to mention them? If you suggest that the Talmud only mentions the planets that are visible to the eye, then why isn’t Uranus mentioned since it is visible to the eye, especially in days of old when there weren’t any streetlights obscuring our view of the sky? We also find that Shmuel the Amora said that the stars of heaven are visible to him like the paths of Nehardea, if he was able to see them, then shouldn’t have Neptune and Uranus have been mentioned in Masechet/Tractate Shabbat?
Beginning Talmud at an Older Age
This is how Rabbi Akiva must have felt at age 40… I just hope I get a small fraction of his success
Enjoy Israel’s Natural Beauty
Here's a small collection of the wildlife, flora and fauna indigenous to Israel . The Talmud says even the animals in Israel become wise from Israel's holiness
If people were punished for their sins in the Holocaust, then are the Nazis guiltless?
During a lecture I watched, the question was addressed to Rabbi Yosef Ben-Porat: “Where was G-d during the Holocaust?” From watching the video it seems that his view is that the Jewish people were punished during these days of wrath and experienced the horrors of the Holocaust due to their assimilating and deviating from the straight path. The Nazis carried out the punishment and were merely tools implementing the Creator’s punishment. If this is the case, then we have to accept heaven’s decrees, and how can we complain against the Nazis? This sounds absurd and incomprehensible, but there is no other logical conclusion from his well explained and organized lecture. Nevertheless, we say may the Germans and Nazis’ names and memory be blotted out. Isn’t this remark implying defiance of G-d’s Will? His words are incomprehensible. His excellent and coherent explanation and his conclusion seem to completely contradict each other.
How can you know for sure that G-d is here?
• When you have a question, for instance: why does the world orbit around the sun, and you’re trying to find an answer. You can’t say, that the reason the world is in orbit around the sun is because it wants to. You need to come up with a hypothesis that makes logical sense. For example: the world orbits around the sun because the gravity of the sun keeps it in orbit. The reason that it is a good hypothesis, is because it makes logical sense. After you have a hypothesis you need to test it, and then get to a conclusion based on the results. When it comes to god we have a question. how can the world exist? How did it come to be? Their where plenty of hypotheses throughout the generation’s. some logical and most not. When you say that “god” created the world it is not a sound hypothesis because it makes no logical sense. (the only reason god is considered as a good hypothesis is because there is no other logical explanation “yet”), but there are a lot of questions that we didn’t have answers to, and bit by bit we found an answer for them. So how can god be? How does it make any sense that he created the world? How can he be considered a good explanation for the existence of the entire world when it is not even logical that he exists?
Actor Ashton Kutcher Quotes Talmudic Statement at the US Senate
During a foreign relations committee at the US Senate, that dealt with human trafficking - movie actor Ashton Kutcher was able to surprise the audience, when he decided to quote the words of Hillel Hazaken, about the Non-Jew who asked to be taught the entire Torah while standing on one leg. Must see
Sonhou com uma serpente? O que significa?
O Que Significa Sonhar com Cobra? O que acontece se a cobra me morde no sonho? As pessoas têm medo de cobras e ficam com medo quando sonham com eles. Pode ser ainda mais assustador quando a cobra te morde no sonho. Mas vamos ver nesta pergunta e resposta que, segundo o Talmud isso é realmente uma coisa muito boa! P: Olá. Eu tive um sonho que eu estava andando com um amigo em um carro indo para sua casa que está fora em campo aberto. Nós estávamos dirigindo quando eu falei: "olha que cobra grande"! Meu amigo que estava sentado ao lado da janela aberiou-lá de propósito e parece-me que ele foi mordido pela cobra. O que isso significa? Eu gostaria de ouvir o que você tem a dizer? Obrigado, Meital
Dormir la nuit avec des chaussettes ?
Bonjour, je voulais savoir s'il est permis de dormir la nuit avec des chaussettes. Merci beaucoup
Watch: How to Rescue an Elephant Stuck in the Mud
Touching: This elephant was stuck in the mud somewhere in Kenya for more than half a day, when kind individuals came to the rescue. Gone Viral
student asked me
Are non-Jews commanded to be careful of seed? I visit many times in the University here in New York. In a recent class a student asked this question.
Martians and Aliens what does the Torah say about them?
I give a class at a university in NY and I got a few questions from students I need to answer clearly. Can you explain Martians and aliens according to the Torah? Are there any hints in the scriptures or the Talmud to such beings? This phenomenon was scientifically proven thousands of times and I look forward to your answer.
Blue Tzitzit Thread
G-d promises us that the Torah will never be forgotten by the Jewish people, and what we have today was what was given to Moshe on Mount Sinai. Nothing was added or changed. If so, how can it be that the tchelet thread used in tzitzit, which is a mitzvah from the Torah and the method for its preparation was given to Moshe on Mount Sinai by way of the Oral Torah, is any different from other mitzvoth that we can no longer keep, such as those of the Bait Hamikdash? We don’t keep those mitzvoth because the Holy Temple no longer exists, so why don’t we still prepare and use tchelet thread in tzitzit?
My 17-year-old sister smokes. Should I tell?
I came from a non-observant family and I became religious. Both my parents smoke and despite that, my father hates cigarettes and is infuriated when us children smoke. My 17-year old sister [younger than me], told me the other day that she started smoking, and of course she asked me to keep it a secret. Despite my complaints that it is not healthy and bothers people and all the other bad things about it, she said she wants to continue. She claims that currently it is good for her and she's old enough to decide. Am I obligated to tell my parents, my father or my mother? I do not know if it will cause her to stop or maybe she will only conceal her smoking and it will make it worse. On the one hand, I am concealing this from my parents and not telling them of the danger she is putting herself in, as any devoted sister should; on the other hand, I don’t want to undermine the trust between me and my sister.
Why Do Monkeys Resemble People?
An original answer is found in the words of the Talmud and our sages.