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What are five Megillot, and when is each one read?

Question: Hi! What can you tell me about the five Megillot? thanks, ScriptureMan Answer: Ruth is customarily read on the holiday of Shavuot, when we...

How many ressurections are written about in the Tanach?

Question:  How many ressurections are given in the Bible? Answer: Many.  Elijah resurrected a child in Kings I 17:17-24. His student...

To whom did King Solomon sing the “Song of Songs”?

He sang it to G-d. The bride and groom are a metaphor for the Jewish people and G-d, and the song is an expression of the profound and undying love which...

Inside Jonah, Inside the Fish

On Yom Kippur afternoon we read the Book of Jonah, popularly known as “Maftir Yonah,” the chanting of which has become a coveted Synagogue...

How can a reader of the Prophets know that what he reads is authentic?

Jews are in general very suspicious and argumentative people, as in the old saying: two Jews, three opinions; another version: two Jews, three arguments....

Are the Psalms or the Book of Daniel considered prophetic?

The Arizal explains that there are many different levels and types of prophecy.   In a very general sense they can be divided into two categories:...

The potent power of Psalms, and the proper times to recite them.

Rabbi Latowicz: Welcome. I'll be with you in a moment...Manuel: hiRabbi Latowicz: hiManuel: Could you explain to me why it's such a good thing to...

When did Job live?

In the Talmud (Baba Batra 15a-b) there are different opinions when Job lived: 1. During the lifetime of Jacob.2. During Moses' lifetime (in fact,...

How many prophets were there and who were they?

There were 48 prophets and 7 prophetesses whose prophecies were recorded for posterity in the Bible. 48 Prophets: 1) Abraham2) Isaac3) Jacob4) Moses5)...

Why do we read the entire Book of Jonah on Yom Kippur?

Where else in the Bible do we find a story which demonstrates the power of teshuvah (repentance) as well as the Book of Jonah? An entire corrupt city was...