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Do You Resent Being Told What To Do?

A few weeks ago, as my wife was relaxing on the sofa after putting the children to bed for the night, I was seized by the urge to do something thoughtful....

Is every Jew, regardless of upbringing, responsible for the Mitzvahs?

Every Jew is required to keep the commandments from the age of bar/bat mitzvah (13/12). Parents have the obligation to educate their children so that...

I am interested in observing Shabbat. Where do I start?

Although there are six hundred thirteen mitzvahs, Shabbat holds a special place in the life of a Jew and observance of Shabbat is considered to be in some...

I'm trying to become completely kosher, but what if I slip?

Is it a sin to slip up and make a mistake? We are only human and we all make mistakes. G-d understands that and that is why He devised a system of...

Do I have to break up with my girlfriend in order to become more Torah observant?

As many of us in this generation are becoming inspired to reconnect to our Jewish roots, the guidelines and commandments of the Torah aren’t always...

What are the rules for the Ten Days of Repentance?

The Ten Days of Repentance begin with the two days of Rosh Hashanah and conclude on Yom Kippur. Obviously, the High Holy Days have rules all their own, so...

How do I deal with my secular and uninterested parent?

Rabbi Shlomo Chein: Welcome. I'll be with you in a moment...what's on your mind? Sarah: well, my dad is Jewish and my mother isn't, not a big...

How do I stop doing a sin which is extremely pleasurable?

It is hard to STOP doing something that you really enjoy. What you need to do is START doing OTHER things that keep you really busy so that you...

I’ve sinned so egregiously. Is there any hope for me?

If there was no way for you to correct your life, there would be no point in living, and G-d would take your life away.Indeed, as long as you live there...

Why can't my observant sister stay with us for Shabbat?

Question:My newly Orthodox sister is visiting from out of town. Although we have offered to accomodate her new traditions, she has chosen to spend...