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If a Chanukah menorah is shaped in the image of something that can be construed as offensive, like a woman's body part, is the menorah still valid?
Laws for Peyos
Good morning. I'm preparing for Orthodox Jewish conversion and would like to get an understanding of the laws and specific steps to follow maintaining my payos correctly. Thank you in advance.
Kosher Energy Work
Hi. I am interested in energy work and I was wondering if there is a “kosher” Way of doing energy work and if so, which books or courses would you recommend?
Rosh Chodesh Shailos
Dear Rabbi, I desire so much to honor Rosh Chodesh and to add in eating and also a special festive meal and I ask if I could d fulfill the Mitzvah properly by eating my Seuda at a kosher restaurant or will it be better to eat at my apartment and make the seudah there? Also I had made an appointment to fix my car on Wednesday with mechanic before realizing that Wednesday is Rosh Chodesh. Should I cancel and reschedule the appointment for another day to properly honor Rosh Chodesh? I thank you so much Chodesh Tov Devorah
Hotel stay on Rosh Hashana
I am a 62-year old woman who suffers from heart disease and diabetes. I always used to host my family but from holiday to holiday it has been getting harder and I feel exhausted while hosting them and afterwards. Someone suggested that I travel with a synagogue group to a kosher hotel. Is this permitted on Rosh Hashana?
What kind of horn can be used for a shofar?
Can a horn from an improperly slaughtered animal be used for a shofar?
Re'eh - The 'Kosher' Signs
A remarkable lesson for life based on the ‘kosher’ signs mentioned in the verses
Weekend Getaway at the Luxurious ‘Nir Etzion’ Hotel: Shabbos Shuva 14 – 15/9
Enjoy an exciting Shabbos Retreat with Inspirational Lectures, Glatt Kosher Gourmet Meals, Extravagant Hotel Accommodations, Kids Programs, Swimming Pool and more. Get Spiritually Charged Up for the High Holidays! Reserve Your Spot Now
Hidabroot Convention: End of Summer Retreat 8/31 – 9/2
Enjoy a Shabbat Retreat, a Motzei Shabbat Grand Event, Inspirational Lectures throughout the weekend, Glatt Kosher Gourmet Meals, Luxurious Accommodation and more. Get Spiritually Charged Up!
Halachos of Shulchan Aruch which apply to Maintaining Friendship with a Non-Jew
כבוד הרב: אני בעל תשובה כ 4 חודשים. ויש לי הרבה חברים גוים (כמעט רובם) שאלתי אם אני צריך להתנתק מהם ..כאשר שלושת השותפים שלי בעבודה הם חברים מאוד טובים, והם גוים..מה עלי לעשות איך? ועם אסור חברים גויים, למה? בבקשה עם הרב יכול לענות לי בשפה האנגלית..לא עבור החברים הגויים כי עם עבור חברים יהודים שהם במצב שלי... בכבוד רב. איתן
too late for kids observance
dear rabbi, I am requesting a little advice in the jewish spiritual mode. I have a desire for something I can no longer have. while I know one cannot wish for what they do not have, while best to be thankful for what one does have, I remain with some discomfort and wondered if you can add some words of wisdom. I was raised reform with some conservative overtones. We kept kosher in the house unless having pepperoni on paper plates, and my mother lit the candles silently each week. we went to the type of hebrew school where little was learned and presented in our synagogue only twice a year and went to reform jewish camp for 8 weeks each summer. the only place we were permitted to travel outside of the country in college was to Israel so I did. and then I married a reform man who does not teach our children much, and raised my kids for the most part the exact same way. until one day I discovered there was so much more I do not know. so many customs and deeds I never learned. shabbat guests, giving to charity, the concept of mitzvot, etc. I only learned this in the past five years. but my family remains reform. my husband and son live on the golf course most days. my 17 year old son plays hockey, golf, basketball and snowboards, he takes honors and AP class, and works part time. my other son is in college living his dream making videos and flying drones. Everybody seems to have found their nitch and they seem generally happy with it. but nobody really cares much about being jewish. nobody has a relationship with hashem or studies or has any remote interest. It is not their fault, I married someone who was not interested and I also showed little interest at the time. I had to step back from pushing my new found views on my family so I could remember that they have beliefs as well. I have been told to just live my life and practice in a way that works for me and they will see this and make their own choices. but if only I had started to learn earlier, I could have given my kids jewish ideals. I feel guilty for not doing this. I feel fake sometimes talking about non holy, torah or shabbat. my son will actually avoid the challah on Friday to make his point that he has his own ideals. I suppose they take after me in this independent way. I want to give my kids more of a jewish life, but they are in college and on their way and I feel I have lost that chance. I also feel regret for not bringing my children up with jewish life and jewish school, but I cannot go back. how can I be the mother I want and give my kids a jewish life when it is too to give them the upbringing of torah?
What is the reason that a Convert is Allowed to Marry Someone who was Born Illicit?
Is a Giyur a normal jew like all other jew"s , if yes why is he aloud to marry a MAMZER, and why is he not getting a part of israil ?
Why Keep Kosher?
What are the benefits of keeping kosher? Why do Jews keep kosher? Is the reason for keeping kosher related to health?
Hello. I'm a rabbi jew that converted but the thing is i converted myself because no one in my area is willing to get me through the conversion process. Is this considered ok? I live in a town with very small percentage of Jews. A few rabbis I tried to get a hold of but they were not willing to help me with conversion. So I had no choice but to convert myself. I love Torah. Very much! I followed all of G-D's commandments. Can a conversion just mean that a person is passionate with Torah and loves the jewish people and wants to be part of the Hasidic community good enough? I'm also getting an Aliyah process of me going to live in Israel. And one of the requirements of the Aliyah is to have a letter showing that i covered. If i tell a rabbi that i converted myself due to no one helping me convert, would that be acceptable? I'm also planning to fly to Israel and go to a synagogue over there and learn more Torah. A rabbi doesn't need to go to rabbi school just to learn torah. Because who has $60,000 plus in their pocket? Not many. So could i just learn torah and just be a good rabbi and follow G-D's commandments with zero cost in a Israel synagogue?
Connection During Geirut Process
Is it permissible for a bochur to be in contact with a non-jewish lady who is in the process of geirus, if rabbonim on both sides supervise and consent to the relationship?
My Grandfather passed away a few years ago and I inherited he's Tefflin. My Grandfather was not Shomer Shabbos or kept Kosher but he did in the last 20 years of he's life put on Tefflin with a blessing occasionally at a Conservative Shul. I had the Tefflin checked by a Sofer and they are 100% Kosher. Given my Grandfather's religious background is there an issue to using the Tefflin by a family member or non-family member.
Gentile working in Kosher restaurant
We are going to open a kosher restaurant soon and my fiance (who hasn't converted yet) will be a part of it. According to the Halacha, what is he allowed to do in the restaurant that won't jeopardize the kosher certification of the food? I know he's not allowed to turn the fire on, or touch wine etc. but is he allowed to put stuff (like salad pickles etc.) in a pita for instance without it voiding kosher? What can he do there?
"Soft Matzah" for Sfaradim
For Sephardim is it permissible to use the "soft" matzah for the Seder?