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Walk Off A Cliff

There he stands at the edge of a cliff. He is a lifeless form with an expression of fear on his face and a blank look in his eyes. A crowd gathers. Some...

A chat with a teenager about rejecting religion

Rabbi Shlomo Chein: Welcome. I'll be with you in a moment...what's on your mind?Shani: can we talk serious a minute?Rabbi Shlomo Chein: we can...

A discussion regarding partial observance of Mitzvahs and more

Rabbi Shlomo Chein: Welcome. I'll be with you in a moment...what's on your mind?Yocheved: my mother works for this organization thingy which helps...

I don't observe the Shabbat -- why should I wear a Kipah?

Rabbi Shlomo Chein: Welcome. I'll be with you in a moment...what's on your mind?Matt: Good afternoon. I first want to say that I think this...

How is it possible to be happy while struggling to do the mitzvahs and study Torah?

Jewish sources teach that we should serve God with no thought of reward. Learning Torah and doing mitzvahs should be done purely for the sake of God and to...

Will being religious make it easier to be happy?

Any time anyone pursues a cure for happiness, happiness is probably about the last thing that person will find. Happiness is something that must come from...

How can Jews be expected to be happy when they are not allowed to have any fun?

“Not allowed to have any fun”?! What’s “fun”? Music, parties, feasting, sex...? Jews do all that – just within the...

If I am not a believer, can I still use the Ten Commandments as an ethical base?

While proper intentions are important for the fulfillment of the commandments, even partial observance is better than none. Perhaps in the merit of some...

Doing or Understanding – Which Comes First?

Should one place one’s understanding before one’s doing? Should a Jew ever make his understanding of the commandments or of G–d’s...

There are so many do's and don'ts in Torah- how can I keep them all?

Melissa: There are so many do's and don'ts in Torah — how is anyone supposed to keep them all? Rabbi Tzvi Freeman: If Torah observance was...