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Why did Eliezer touch Avraham's thigh when he made an oath?

Question: Why did Abraham have his house servant take an oath by putting his hand under his thigh? What did the thigh symbolize? Thanks, Todd G....

Is there a problem with portrait painting or human statues?

Rabbi Jacobson: Welcome to askmoses. How can I be of help today? Artist: Does Torah forbid a Jew to be a sculptor or a painter? Rabbi Jacobson: no its not...

What is the meaning of the commandment not to covet?

Question: Why is there a commandment against merely coveting1 -- something that happens exclusively inside the mind and can, in fact, serve as...

Is American Idol an Idol?

Question: Is there any parallel between forbidden idol worship and what is happening on TV shows like American Idol? Answer:  While many people...

The Giving of the Torah

After the great miracles of the Exodus, the splitting of the Red Sea and all of the major events that the Jewish people experienced before arriving at...

How could the Jews oversleep on the day they received the Torah?

Rabbi Velvel: Welcome. Whats on your mind? shuteye: Why did the Jews oversleep at Matan Torah [Ed. note: Giving of the Torah]? Rabbi Velvel: Kabbalah...

Are the Ten Commandments more important than the rest of the commandments?

There are a total of 613 commandments in the Torah (including the most famous Ten), and ALL enable us to serve G-d. Judaism is emphatic to point out...

Shouldn't a good person know not to steal or kill even without the Ten Commandments?

Yes, he should know. Which makes you wonder how genocides occur? We are too close to World War II to forget the millions of cold blooded...

Is there ever a justification to kill, or is all killing murder?

First let us differentiate between "killing" and "murder." These two are obviously different. Many decent and moral nations which...

What is my obligation if my parents tell me to ignore a mitzvah?

You shouldn’t comply with their wish.**You have an obligation to honor your parents because G-d told you to.G-d told you AND your parents to observe...