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Rabbi, I know this sounds dumb, but occasionally I have doubts because I hear what atheists have to say. Can you explain to me what is the Jewish view of evolution? I heard certain rabbis say that it is all nonsense while others say that evolution could have happened. For instance, after the Tower of Babel was destroyed, some people were punished and became monkeys. So what is the truth?
Does watching violent movies corrupt the mind?
I wanted to ask if I am permitted to view a violent video. For example, of people who are being murdered by ISIS or even accidents that show blood. Is it forbidden by the Torah? Does it corrupt the mind? As far as I know, Jews throughout our history were killed by non-Jews in wars, and probably also saw terrible pictures.
The 'Wonder Boy' of Lancut
Rabbi Prof. Pinchas Shpalter-Doron, in a fascinating column which tells his history in the shadow of World War II, and miracles that accompanied him till he immigrated to Israel
No Questions Asked
A story from one of the darkest periods in Jewish history
A life apart
The story of history’s first “bubble boy”
Smoking - in Jewish Law and History
Is it permissible to smoke according to Jewish Law? When is an acceptable risk no longer acceptable? Rabbi Taub presents Judaism's approach to smoking
Why Is G-d Invisible? Rabbi Manis Friedman
Throughout history, the question of why G-d is not visible has perplexed the human race. Philosophers and laymen have addressed it in a number of different ways. How does Judaism respond?
Nations who lived in European countries at the time of the Bible, are they mentioned in it?
There are a lot of historical findings from nations who developed, waged wars, and produced many things e.g. the Greeks, Indians, Chinese, Japanese (and there are even proofs that their culture is older than the Jews). My question is, are these nations mentioned anywhere where the history of Jews is told? Or is everything focused only on Israel in those time- periods?
Authenticity of Judaism
How should I address the following question: Why can’t it be that three thousand years ago, some mad grandfather wrote the Torah scroll and told his sons that he was the only remnant of a war that killed the entire Jewish people apart from him, or gave another explanation regarding the rest of the people, ie Later on, among them were people who called themselves prophets, made wars, etc. this is an explanation for all of the archaeological findings of the kings of the House of David,” etc.
How can the Torah be true? There are some contradictions!
The Torah is full of contradictions, for instance, the flood. There isn’t enough water in the world to make a deluge in half the world. How did the animals come to Noah? How did they have food to eat? How could the Ark hold such heavy cargo? How did they have room for the millions of animal species? And many other questions like these. And do not say it was a miracle; I'm not interested in all sorts of crooked answers. I just want to know the Torah’s simple meaning. If you can not answer, then the Torah is refuted. Thank you.
Why Does King Solomon Describe our Relationship to Hashem in Such a Way?
Why did King Solomon describe G-d's relationship with us as a parable of a love affair? Why couldn't he just write like his father king David wrote the Psalms?
Recasting Reality: transmitting history to a new generation
A weekly Look at The Kleinman Family Holocaust Education Center
Rabbi Judah HaNasi
Rabbi Judah HaNasi was the president of the Sanhedrin, the Supreme Court of Jewish Law in the Second Century. He made history by putting the Oral Law into writing. He was fabulously rich but lived like an ascetic
10 Facts About Yehudah the Maccabee
One of the greatest warriors in Jewish history
The Scroll of Esther - Providence or Chance?
The Jewish people believe that Divine Providence guides history, nothing is mere ‘coincidence’. In stark contrast, the nation of Amalek believes that everything happens by mere chance