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Why is a child's Judaism determined by the mother?

The Mammas and the Pappas are both winners, but not in the same game. Jewish identity is due to matrilineal descent, meaning the Mommy determines the...

How do I deal with my secular and uninterested parent?

Rabbi Shlomo Chein: Welcome. I'll be with you in a moment...what's on your mind? Sarah: well, my dad is Jewish and my mother isn't, not a big...

What does Jewish tradition say about my relationship with my parents-in-law?

One is required to respect his/her parents-in-law much as one is obligated to exhibit respect for one’s own parents. Husband and wife are considered...

What do Jews do for entertainment?

There are many million of Jews in the world and I am sure they do many different things for entertainment. However, I will try to respond to your question...

Why does G-d give us annoying little siblings?

Rabbi Shlomo Chein: Welcome. I'll be with you in a moment...what's on your mind?sisters: why does hashem give ppl little sisters who write on...

I want to be more religious but it is causing friction in my family?

Rabbi Shlomo Chein: Welcome. I'll be with you in a moment...what's on your mind?Abby: well, i am wanting to go to the chabad in my area,...

Are Jewish men considered the head of the household?

Rabbi Shlomo Chein: Welcome. I'll be with you in a moment...what's on your mind?seeking_equality: shalomRabbi Shlomo Chein: hiseeking_equality: Are...

Spare the Rod

The Debate Modern society has long debated the merits of corporal punishment. Generations of children were raised with physical discipline, but current...

A chat with a teenager who doesn't get enough attention from her parents

Rabbi Gurkow: Welcome to the Rabbi's one on one chat room, how can I help you today?Chanie: i want to drop religion and become non-orthodoxRabbi...

Is it sensible to have children if it's beyond the parents' financial means?

Question: Hello, my name is Harrison and I am a traditional Jew living in xxxxxxxxx. I got married about two years ago. Currently, both my wife and I...