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Askmoses scholars are carefully selected to bring the best of Jewish knowledge to you. Each scholar studied Judaism, Jewish History, Jewish Culture and is a recognized communicator and teacher in his or her community. Many are world-class authors and lecturers as well as practicing rabbis. The scholars live all over the world and express their knowledge to you from their point of view, 24/6. Get to know our scholars by reading their backgrounds.


Rabbi Yeruchem Eilfort

As a father of 8, I believe in the importance of family, community and the ties that bind us. As a counselor, writer and guest speaker, I feel the influence and motivation of a society joined together can accomplish great things some may consider them "miraculous." Rabbi Eilfort is the spiritual leader of Chabad of Carlsbad, California where he resides with his wife and children

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Thursdays 8:00 am - 10:00 am, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm


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What is this idea of Rebbes providing a blessing?

Question:   It also seems that Rebbes of the past are highly revered, almost idolized. What is this idea of Rebbes providing a blessing? I thought only some Christian sects (Catholics, Orthodox Christians, etc.) believed in having a man/human provide a blessing. Can you enlighten me to the Jewish perspective...

Why do we blow the Shofar during the Month of Elul?

Hey “Moses,” I have got an important question for you! Why is it that starting from the month of Elul we begin blowing the Shofar? Indeed, that is an important question. Now let me explain the reasons behind this beautiful custom… Once we have entered the Hebrew month of Elul we know that the...

Elul: A time to reinvigorate our spiritual selves

The Hebrew month of Elul is a time of spiritual preparation as we look forward to the imminent arrival of the High Holidays. There are several observances during this month all meant to foster an awakening of our higher spiritual senses. The Shofar is sounded daily, extra Psalms are recited, and the special...

Yom Kippur: The Day of Atonement

Ask any Jew. He/she will tell you that Yom Kippur is the holiest day of the Jewish year. It is the Day of Atonement. The day that we are forgiven for our misdeeds of the past year, and begin the New Year with a clean slate. But how did Yom Kippur get such an awesome designation? The Torah 1 itself states that on...

Simchat Torah: Dances with the Torah

Sukkot is known as the "Season of Our Joy." The joyousness of the holiday works up to a crescendo as the final days approach. Finally, the holiday of Sukkot culminates with the dual holiday of Shmini Atzeret and Simchat Torah. While they are connected to Sukkot they have their own separate status as an...

After the Holidays - Now what?

Wow ! Has it been hectic or what? The Hebrew month of Tishrei is a doozy! Imagine – well one doesn’t really have to imagine – an entire month of holidays and observances. There is so much packed into the month of Tishrei it is hard to know whether we are coming or going. The month started out in...

Perpetual Joy?

A hallmark of Jewish philosophy, particularly within the Chabad and other Chasidic movements, places a great emphasis upon a joyful service of G-d. When one considers the long and difficult history of the Jewish people, one may ask in all fairness, "Why and how does one do this?" Serving G-d with a...

How to Reach a State of Perpetual Joy

A hallmark of Jewish philosophy, particularly within the Chabad and other Chassidic movements, is the great emphasis upon a joyful service of G-d. When one considers the long and difficult history of the Jewish people, one may ask in all fairness, “Why and how does one do this?” Serving G-d with a...

Why do Jews love Jerusalem?

The Jews' love of Jerusalem as Judaism's permanent capital stems from the Torah itself. The Holy City is referenced hundreds of times throughout Tanach. It is often referred to as "the place the L-rd will choose to establish His name therein". 1 The Talmud elaborates in great depth our...

Why Are So Many Comedians Jewish?

Laughing has been an important part of Judaism since biblical times. Most are familiar with the famous story of Abraham and Sarah, who were not able to have children together until reaching an unnaturally old age. When G-d's messenger gave the couple the happy news, they both laughed (albeit for different reasons)....

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