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Why is it so important for everyone to attend synagogue on Shavuot?

If you can, you should aim to attend all the services on Shavuot. But, at the very least be sure to attend service on the first so you can hear...

How can a child respect parents if they conceived him in a "disgusting, selfish" way?

Rabbi Shlomo Chein: Welcome. I'll be with you in a moment...what's on your mind?Red_faced: what to answer a 10 yr old jewish public school kid who...

When are the Ten Commandments read in the synagogue?

Rabbi Shlomo Chein: Welcome. I'll be with you in a moment...what's on your mind? JM56348: When do we read the Ten Commandments Rabbi Shlomo Chein: On...

What are a person's obligations to a mentally ill parent?

Parents who become mentally or emotionally unstable must still be respected. If it is too difficult, allow someone else to care for them until G-d has...

Am I obligated to honor my parents if they are wicked?

If a parent is wicked, there is a difference of opinion among the rabbis whether the child has an obligation to honor him. The consensus is that one is...

How do I fulfill my obligation of honoring my father and mother?

– “Honor your father and mother” (Exodus 20:12). “Honor your G-d” (Proverbs 3:9). The Torah uses the same terminology...

Can you give me all the necessary basic information about the Tablets?

1. The Tablets were made of sapphire. Apparently the producers of the Ten Commandments film employed trick cinematography, because the real tablets were...

What is the significance of the Ten Commandments being engraved on stone tablets?

1. At the Heart of the Stone...Jewish tradition teaches that at the commencement of the giving of the Ten Commandments, the G-dly revelation was so intense...

How is the first commandment a commandment—what is required of us?

"I am the Lord, your G-d..." is the commandment of incorporating our natural belief in G-d into our reality. We are commanded to understand that...

Why were the Ten Commandments given in a desert?

If the Torah is supposed to represent spiritual influx, blessing, and connection to G-d in this worldly plane, why wasn't it presented to the world in a...