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Questions and Answers about Harav Ginsburgh...

Apr 27, 2018Comments off

We have seen a strong reaction (both positive and negative) in response to Rav Ginsburgh’s position on yoga. We believe this is a positive thing.

Yoga: Can it be kosher? Rav Ginsburgh addre...

Apr 20, 2018Comments off

The thoughts we have, the words we chose and the movements we make profoundly affect and influence our souls. Therefore, as Jews, we have an

Responsa — Answers to Pertinent Quest...

Jul 28, 2014Comments off

Q: I am a Jew but have also read a little in the area of Buddhist thought. Are Kabbalah and Buddhism in some sense related? How

Buddhism, Chakras and Non-Jewish Sources

May 11, 2014Comments off

Q: I am a Jew but have also read a little in the area of Buddhist thought. Are Kabbalah and Buddhism in some sense related? How

Suffering

May 11, 2014Comments off

Q:  Why do we Suffer? A:  We cannot understand how G-d controls the world. Rabbi Yannai says in Pirkei Avot (4:15) that we do not comprehend why wicked

The Origin of the Hebrew Letters

Mar 31, 2014No Comments

Q: What is the origin of the Hebrew letters?   A: The Talmud and Kabbalah teach that the Hebrew letters used today were those used by Moses.

Karet

Mar 31, 2014No Comments

Q: What is Karet?   A: The Alter Rebbe explains the meaning of karet in the end of chapter 5 of Igeret Hateshuvah. Karet means “to sever.” It

Fingernail Inspection at Havdalah

Mar 31, 2014No Comments

Q: Why do we look at our fingernails during the Havdalah ceremony on Saturday nights?   A: There are many reasons for looking at the fingernails. One

Tzaddikim

Mar 31, 2014No Comments

Q: : I have heard that there are just 36 tzaddikim (righteous individuals) in the world. What about the rest of humanity?   A: There are 36 complete

Fire in Home

Mar 31, 2014No Comments

Q: Over the past year we have had a series of three kitchen fires. I do not know if we should be looking for a message

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