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My best friend's wedding will be in a church. What should I do?

Mrs. Shaffer: Welcome......how can I help you?:) In_a_Pickle: i am invited to a non-jewish wedding as a best man of a groom with whom i have friendship...

What is the proper way to handle an invitation to a "family" Christmas party?

Rabbi Gurkow: Welcome to the Rabbi's one on one chat room, how can I help you today? family_trouble: what is the proper way to handle family who...

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...

Is it permissible to have a holiday tree for Hanukkah?

Rabbi Yossi Greisman: Welcome. I'll be with you in a moment...what's on your mind? AJ: Quick question. My wife was wondering if it's...

Does the verse "Let US create Man" prove the Christian concept of a Trinity?

Our sages teach us that when G-d created Man, he was concerned that the angels would be jealous, for Man is the only creation like them who understands...

Is there any way to explain anti-Semitism?

There have been many books written on this topic, and many theories have been offered to explain the centuries-old phenomenon of anti-Semitism. What is so...

Am I allowed to enter a church or mosque?

Entering a mosque does not pose a problem, since Islam is based on a belief in the one-and-only G-d. Entering a Church however, is problematic as...

If Judaism is G-d's true word, why does G-d allow other religions?

That’s a good question. Here’s what the 12th century scholar Maimonides has to say1: “The thoughts of the Creator of the universe cannot...

What is idol worship?

A. Idol worship is a vast sweeping category of badness that human beings must not engage in. B. Idol worship is sometimes referred to as “star...

How can I defend myself against Christian missionaries?

You may calmly and simply tell them that you aren't interested in their material and that you suggest they don't focus on Jews at all. Also,...