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Attaining Immortality

What is the Jewish perspective on death? What is the proper way to commemorate a person’s passing? Today it is fashionable to pay homage to the...

Why does G-d give us annoying little siblings?

Rabbi Shlomo Chein: Welcome. I'll be with you in a moment...what's on your mind?sisters: why does hashem give ppl little sisters who write on...

Can One be Religious and Cruel?

The Etrog  There is a moving story about the holiday of Sukkot, authored by Israeli Nobel Prize laureate and novelist, S. Y. Agnon. Jewish law...

How do I not hate an "unlikable" person?

Rabbi Shlomo Chein: Welcome. I'll be with you in a moment...what's on your mind?Dinah: thanks for taking my question - it seems like a busy night...

"Love thy Neighbor as yourself." Who is considered a neighbor?

Rabbi Gurkow: Welcome to the Rabbi's one on one chat room, how can I help you today?Tamara: who is my neighbor according to the TorahRabbi Gurkow: are...

What is "chesed"?

Chesed simply means kindness. To do chesed means to do acts of kindness such as visiting the sick, helping the poor or the needy and so on. The Torah...

What are "Jewish Ethics"?

"Moses received the Torah from Sinai and gave it over to Joshua. Joshua gave it over to the Elders, the Elders to the Prophets, and the Prophets gave...

Why did G-d choose Balaam to bless the Jews?

You are absolutely right! Some of the most beautiful blessings and praises ever showered upon the Jews were uttered by Balaam, the malicious anti-Semite...

What are the basic rules of Lashon Hara?

– “You shall not go around as a gossipmonger amidst your people (Leviticus 19:16).” This prohibition applies even to innocent gossip...

What's the surest way to avoid speaking Lashon Hara?

Lashon Hara is a pernicious sin which does much harm and has torn asunder countless families and friendships. The Talmud reckons “consistent Lashon...