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Rabbi Dr. J. Immanuel Schochet

Rabbi Dr. J. Immanuel Schochet a native of Switzerland, is a world-renowned scholar, author and lecturer. He is a pulpit Rabbi, and for 25 years served as Professor of Philosophy at Humber College in Toronto, Canada, and simultaneously taught Medical Ethics at the School of Medicine of the University of Toronto. Rabbi Schochet is known for his incisive and frank analysis and comments on any religious and social matters, with profound and comprehensive erudition.


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Isn't it cruel to ''send the mother bird away and then take her kids''?

It would be more cruel to take it away in front of the mother, so it is with consideration of the mother-bird that she is sent away. The mother-bird is accustomed to the loss or disappearance of the young ones from natural attrition; after a while they fly away on their own. But the forcible removal in front of her...

Can a dishwasher be used for dairy and meat?

Meir: Shalom from Ramat Beit Shemesh Rabbi Immanuel Schochet: Shalom! You are bringing us the atmosphere of the Holyland! Meir: Yes. It is a difficult time for us here, but with trust in G-d we will survive. Rabbi Immanuel Schochet: A forum like this is not meant to rule on questions of Jewish law, that is...

Would you say that suicide is a sign of weakness?

Yes, indeed, suicide in general it is a sign of weakness, and one must come to recognize the power of the human spirit. Let that person ask himself how he/she would react hearing about another person in the same situation - a teenager or young adult etc. who wants to end it all because things don't go their way...

What is Moshiach ben Yosef?

Jewish tradition speaks of two redeemers, each one called Moshiach. Both are involved in ushering in the Messianic era. They are Moshiach ben David and Moshiach ben Yosef . 1 The term Moshiach unqualified always refers to Moshiach ben David (Moshiach the descendant of David) of the tribe of Judah. He is...

Spiritual Schizophrenia

An exclusive study of the "revealed" aspect of  Torah, often referred to as " nigleh ", may provide one with Torah-knowledge. He may acquire profound scholarship. Nonetheless, it allows also the possibility that the student-scholar remain separate from the Torah itself. On a crude level...

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