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Do You Hate?

Our Sages tell us that the destruction of Jerusalem, the Holy Temple that stood on temple mount and the subsequent exile of our people from the land of...

What does Judaism say about human rights?

Question:What is the Jewish perspective on Human Rights? Answer: The Torah doesn't speak of rights, only of responsibilities. Through the...

What is the meaning of the commandment not to covet?

Question: Why is there a commandment against merely coveting1 -- something that happens exclusively inside the mind and can, in fact, serve as...

What is the Jewish view on hate?

A. Firstly, hate is misunderstood. Hate is misconstrued. Hate is equated with things it is not. Hate has been branded the darkest evil, so much so that it...

How can I ask someone for forgiveness if I don't know where he lives now?

Question: How do you get forgiveness for a transgression against someone if you can't find the person, but you know you need to get their...

I am a single man, is it ok to accommodate female guests?

Question:  If a woman stops by and needs something, is it more important to obey the commandment of welcoming guests, or should i not let her in...

What caused the destruction of the Holy Temple, and how can we rectify that?

The Talmud,1 explains why the Babylonian exile which followed the destruction of the first Temple lasted only a predetermined seventy years, while we are...

Is it alright to pray for another person's death?

No it isn't.  I'm not sure why you would want to but here is something from the Talmud:   The Talmud relates a remarkable...

I am offended when others refer to me as a “Black Jew”...

Don’t be offended by what other people call you. Here is why: a) they might not intend it offensively in the first place. b) Even if there are...

How do I become a less judgmental person?

Give yourself an exercise: Every time you “judge” someone, require yourself to write down two plausible “excuses” for why that...