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Why is Judaism so difficult?

Rabbi Shlomo: Welcome. I'll be with you in a moment...what's on your mind? Sam: Rabbi, I have not always been religious and I sometimes get...

Is religion a crutch?

Question: Some people say that religion is an emotional crutch, and that people are only religious if they need it to compensate for something - what...

Judaism or Lennonism?

Question: I don't want my children to be small-minded or fundamentalist, so I haven't given them a Jewish education. They have been brought up...

Never Beyond Reach

Are you feeling drained from raising a hyperactive child? Recently, I came across a book called “Transforming the Difficult Child” by Howard...

Why do Jews still follow Judaism when the majority of the world doesn't?

Mrs. Esty Davidson: Welcome. I'll be with you in a moment... larryk: hello, a chanich [Ed. note: student] of mine asked me: why do you still follow...

Judaism: A Faith of Waves and Particles

Secular thinkers are far from helpless in the face of this odd fact, which is all they will grant it to be. Historians and social scientists, speculating...

Why are there many "Torah observant" Jews who break the law?

Rabbi Shlomo: Welcome. I'll be with you in a moment...what's on your mind? Thinker: if the torah is a code of morals then why are there so many...

The Road To Return

The journey back home, you know, the one that begins with the first step, often begins by walking out the front door. Loaded with a backpack that would...

Why Say No?

Just Say No. You see it on the subway. You hear it on the radio. You can find it on posters all over the city. Just Say No. The city uses that slogan to...

Shooting for the Stars - A Down-to-Earth Lesson from Space Exploration

The expansion of our knowledge of space is broadening our horizons. The possibility of satellite probes now goes beyond the planets, as we set our sights...