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Why is it forbidden to count Jewish people?

Rabbi Jacobson: Welcome to askmoses. How can I be of help today? Jason23: Why is it forbidden to count Jewish people? Can you explain me. Thanks in...

How could the rabbis add laws, doesn't the Torah forbid adding commandments?

Indeed, the Torah says1 "Everything that I command you, you shall be careful to do it. You shall neither add to it, nor subtract from it."...

Am I considered responsible for behavior which stems from addiction?

Being “addicted” is not an excuse! All the things which G-d prohibited are objects or actions which we naturally crave (some people more than...

What’s wrong with a purely artistic tattoo?

Question:I want to get a small tattoo on my body for no other reason but for artistic purposes. I love and fear G-d and would never do it for any...

What is the Jewish view on sinful thoughts?

A penny for your thoughts…or maybe not…hold that thought for a minute. There are all kinds of thoughts out there: ones for making a shopping...

I want a tattoo to symbolize my love for my children...

Question: I wish to get a tattoo to represent my love for my three children. I know Jewish law forbids body art, but my children and I have gone through...

What's the significance to the prohibition against consuming blood?

Every mitzvah is comprised of a body and soul. The body is the physical act which we are commanded to do, or which we are instructed to avoid. The soul is...

Are tattoos permitted under any circumstances?

Rabbi Yakov Latowicz: Welcome. I'll be with you in a moment... tattoos: Hello how are you? Rabbi Yakov Latowicz: thanks G-d & U? tattoos: very...

How do I stop looking at pornography?

Rabbi Shlomo Chein: Welcome. I'll be with you in a moment...what's on your mind?David: how do i stop looking at pornRabbi Shlomo Chein: Where do you look...

Is it permitted to write on one’s body if it’s not permanent?

The Torah only prohibits writing which is permanently tattooed into the skin,1 but does not forbid writing on the flesh if it can be erased.2 However,...