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Hi my name is Sarah my question sounds a bit obvious but its bothering me so i figured i should ask you i know Hashem is my king and gives us everything but who is He?????why cant we see Him we know Hashem isn't a person or or a spiritual thing so what is He and why cant He tell us who He is directly? why threw messengers malachim /etc.? and what are we suppose to imagine Him like and how are we suppose to connect with Him if we cant see Him??????? thank you for taking the time to answer this!
Which Challah am I Suppossed to Open at the Seudat Shabbat?
L’kavod Harav, Why is it that we place the challahs the way we do at Hamotzi on Shabbat?
Must Vayechulu be said in a Minyan or by Two Jews together?
Dear Rabbi, I became very confused lately when someone said that “ Vayechulu ” at the Friday night davening needs to be said like aidut , which means that two people should say it at the exact same time; then someone said that it should not be said with two people but really you need to say it with ten like kedusha ; then someone said you can even say it with one – just don’t be mechaven for aidut . Then someone said that that’s why Chassidim stand by “ Vayechulu ” when saying Kiddush. What’s really supposed to be done?
What was Hashem doing before creation?
My 8 year old daughter asked. "Before Hashem created the world there was tohu vavohu. If so what was Hashem doing then? was he bored ch"v?" I would very much appreciate an answer. Many thanks
Phlegm during Tefilla
Question: Sometime during Shemoneh Esrei I have phlegm in my throat which I cough up . I never know what I should do. Can I spit discreetly on the floor?
Is the Rebbe from Lubavitch the Moshiach?
I am a bachur from yeshivat Hesder who is now on a trip in Vietnam. I was just sitting in the Beit Chabad and after learning Gemara and Halacha from the Rav, I discussed with him whether the Lubavitcher Rebbe z”l is the Mashiach or not. The list of proofs in the affirmative is long, and I didn’t give the Rav an easy time… I was arguing with him, but in the end I feel I have received my answer. I will list the proofs in short, and then I would greatly appreciate to know what you have to say on this topic. 1. The Rebbe was a descendent of the Maharal from Prague, who was known as a descendent from David Hamelech. 2. The Rebbe learned Torah “like David his father”. The Rebbe’s father z”l was a Rav in the second largest city in Ukraine, who was also a Mekubal and also authored sforim with great Torah depth. 3. The Rebbe was at the forefront to begin the Tshuvah movement. 4. The Rebbe “fought the wars” of Completeness of Torah - by founding Batei Chabad throughout the world; encouraging the Chabad Yeshivot to publish new insights in Torah every number of months; by publishing the largest number of sforim ever by a single person which include great depth and cover all areas of Torah; Completeness of the Jewish nation – The Rebbe was the one who fought against the warped law of “Mi Yehudi”; Completeness of Eretz Yisrael - The Rebbe was the one who begged and warned not to give back even one “foot breath” of Eretz Yisrael. 5. The Rebbe himself strengthened the community when they sang for him “Yechi Adoneinu Moreinu V’Rabeinu Melech Hamoshiach L’olam Va’ed”. 6. When they came to the Baba Sali z”l and asked him whether the Rebbe from Lubavitch is the Moshiach, the Baba Sali stood up and said: “Nu, everything is fitting for him”. 7. The Rebbe called the Beit Knesset in his house at 770 – “Beit Moshiach”! Thank you for your time to answer this question.
Creation of World
Can you tell me what Maimonides believed about the ancient world theory?
Can a person have improper thoughts and still be married?
Creation of billions of stars
How do you explain the creation of billions of stars and planets in our universe and others by a single entity?
Three women can bensh mezuman but ten women cannot absolve bircat hagomel said by another woman after eg childbirth. It needs an edah, ten men. I have never ever felt discriminated by any of our mitzvos or chukim and i really am looking for a good answer as i dont believe for a split second that a woman is inferior or discriminated against. A woman is different. I appreciate that. Hoping you can give me the correct answer
What is the meaning of animal sacrifices in Deuteronomy. Why reinstitute these instructions now, when the 3rd Temple is not yet built. It seems cruel and unnecessary in the modern age.
Is a Transgender Operation Permissible according to the Torah?
Is transgender a real thing according to the Torah?
Purpose of insects
What is the purpose of insects like flies, mosquitoes, etc.?
Why were planets created that encircle other suns which are completely uninhabitable? If you were to propose that they were created because of the promise that the Creator made to Tzaddikim/Righteous people that they would each inhabit a world, they would not work since they are uninhabitable for many reasons. Why were they created, what is their purpose since there are more planets than there are stars?
An additional questin i was asked following Harav Zamir Cohen’s visit in Baltimore
I was asked an additional question here in Baltimore following Harav Zamir Cohen's visit to our community, and would appreciate if you can answer. There are a few concepts in the Torah that i simply do not understand. The Torah commands us to behave with such care towards animals - to releeve it of a heavy load, to be carefull not to cause it any pain and even to save it if it is in trouble. How then is it possible that this same Torah commands us to do things such as throwing a goat off a cliff " la'azazel," or performing a Brit Millah, which is a painful procedure which is not done under anesthesia, on a tiny baby? I understand that we humans are the crown of creation, but why must thses actions be done with such cruelty?
What was before creation?
I read some of your answers to other readers. I have 3 questions: If the world was created because G-d is perfect and good (hence giving), so what happened in the infinite time before that? Why did the Omnipotent G-d split Creation into 6 days? Why did our Creator create other empty worlds? Thanks in advance for answers.
Qu’est-ce que D.ieu Faisait avant la création du monde, quand le monde était tohou bohou ?
Questions Bonjour, Je souhaiterai savoir ce que D.ieu faisait avant la création du monde, ce qui veut dire des millions d’années.
How do I explain the concept of the Messianic Era?
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?
Meaning of Life
I was invited to speak to the student chamber at York University and I wanted to speak about the purpose of creation. What is the clear answer why G-d created the world, to enjoy G-d? But why does He need us to do this?