Search Results "Religious"
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?!
Preparation for Rosh Hashanah (the Jewish New Year)
Rosh Hashana is coming up and I do not feel any spiritual awakening, just emptiness. I want to wake up inside, but I can’t budge myself. What should I do? Is this OK? I became religious four and a half years ago. Thanks.
Terrorist Killed Attempting to Stab Soldiers in Binyamin
US publicizes the killing of the senior most ISIS religious leader last month
J.R.R. Tolkien’s Great Grandson Nicholas Tolkien is a Religious Jew
If J.R.R. were alive he’d be proud
5 Reasons Secular Jews Want Shabbat to Remain a Day of Rest
Why is there such a big non-religious lobby in Tel Aviv against opening stores on Shabbat?
I learn in a religious girls' school and recently encountered the question of women dancing with men. There was a family dance event and we danced together with our fathers and brothers. What is the Jewish law about this matter?
Israel’s Youth Are More Religious in This Generation
They’re more religious and have less belief in the country’s central institutions
Should we wait until the guests arrive to have our Shabbat meal?
Hello, next Shabbos I will be a guest by my mother who is not religious. Usually her guests arrive for Friday night kiddush at 7:30 and the kiddush begins at quarter to 8. Is it better for me to wait until then, or should I make Kiddush earlier, when I return from the synagogue? And if so, should I also eat a meal with bread or should I just make Kiddush without a meal and wait to eat and drink when the guests come? Thank you.
Voice development studies for women
Hello, Rabbi ... I play music in a class for women and we have fun together. I want to learn vocal development and develop my skills further so my performance will be even better ... but I'm in a difficult dilemma and don’t know what to do .... I found someone in my city that gives voice development lessons, but the problem is that the teacher is not Torah observant, doesn’t dress modestly, and the songs she teaches are not good songs. Another problem is that as part of the lessons, she organizes concerts and I would have to appear before a mixed audience and can not excuse myself. However, everyone in the group are women .... the rate is cheap, two hours a week for $11 per month. On the other hand, I found in the local community center that they have classes for the religious sector, including voice development and the rate is once a week for half an hour and the price per month is 270 shekels. I really want it because it is appropriate for the religious sector and the class is individual and they check each person and see whether she should take a class of half an hour or more .... but the price is a little expensive for me because I barely work 3 times a week in cleaning buildings. I really want to learn it to make women happy, but the price is expensive for me ... what does the rabbi suggest that I do ??
What’s a Nice Jewish Girl Like You Doing, Living on N.Y. Streets?
A religious Jew from New York who had compassion on Nurit who was thrown out of her home into the street helped her get back on track
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?
Religious Couple Wins Lotto. What Did They Do?
This couple that won 12.5 million shekel only wanted to pay their electric bill.
Religions have always caused dissension among people, wars, destruction and corruption. Within the religions we see only hatred towards infidels and other religions. I am very worried about Israeli society, I see that even within the religious community, there is hatred toward those who are not part of one’s own circle. Isn’t the Torah in a nutshell all about “You shall love your fellow man as yourself.” How will we achieve that?
Concentrating on G-d’s Name
1. May one put a profile picture on Whatsapp? 2. There is a section before prayer May the Words of my lips..." When one says it, it supposedly exempts me from concentrating every time that the name of God is said. Is saying "may the words of my lips..." valid only for a specific prayer that I am praying that moment or for any prayers throughout the day? Does it exempt me from concentrating when reciting the Tikkun Klali and Psalms, or before saying them I also have to say "may the words of my lips..." 3. I have a friend from a religious home and she reached the conclusion that there is no G-d. She saw contradictions in several things and that was just one of several things that made her reach that conclusion. What can I do for her? 4. Is it true that today there are no couples who come from the same soul root? 5. How can I know what spiritual level I am on and if I am connected to the soul of a righteous man? Many thanks in advance.
Do Religious Jews Live Longer?
The answer is yes inspite of lower economic status. What is their secret?
Tragedy: Fire in Ramot
Friday night fire leaves religious couple critically injured.
Should I agree to my wife?
I have a few questions about educating my children, and would be grateful if you could answer them. I wan to stress that I and my wife are traditional, I’m a little more religious than my wife (but she keeps Shabbat and family purity laws). 1. I took my daughter (soon will be 4) to an introductory dancing class which eventually includes Zumba and belly dancing (everyone there is secular). I saw that my daughter enjoyed it very much and I mentioned it to my wife. Only toward the end of the teenage class, I saw the teacher put on Arabic music and the teenagers danced to it. I really didn’t like it and when I told my wife that, we argued over it a long time. I said I won’t let our daughter go there and she insisted that she will go. What should we do? 2. My wife is a nurse and works in a hospital also on Shabbat night. I get up at dawn and stay in the house until the Torah reading to keep an eye on my children (I don’t have a babysitter and it also costs a lot of money).When my wife comes in the morning, I took the three children to the synagogue several times to hear the Torah reading and pray Mussaf in public, but the children do not want to come with me and if they come, they make noise and it’s difficult to control them. Would it be better to stay at home? Thanks.
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.
I Wish I Were Religious
A new young mother writes of the benefits she would have if she were religious.
Thrown Into Jail to Save a Soul
A Hasidic couple thrown into jail inspires warden to convert