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Q&A: Nice Guy, No Fireworks

Nov 09, 2021Comments off

Q: I am dating a very nice man with fine character traits. We have mutual goals and aspirations. But I just don’t feel that “spark”

Q&A: How Should I Pray?

Oct 31, 2021Comments off

Q: I don’t know what I am supposed to be doing during prayer. How do I contemplate? What is the goal? What am I supposed

Q&A: Men and Women Equal?

Oct 27, 2021Comments off

Q: Does Judaism consider men and women equal? A: In this world, the woman is in the role of the receiver. Though appearing to be

Q&A: Is Alternative Healing Kosher?

Oct 20, 2021Comments off

Q: I have heard that some alternative healing methods are not kosher. How can I know which method is fine and which is problematic? A:

Q&A: Rachel, Speech and Silence

Oct 13, 2021Comments off

Q: What is the connection between Rachel and speech? And why is she silent? A: The power of speech corresponds to the sefirah of malchut,

Q&A: Women Self-Expression on Simchat ...

Sep 14, 2021Comments off

Q: When I go to the synagogue on Simchat Torah, I feel quite extraneous – not dancing – and just watching the men dance. How

Q&A: Repentance for Drug-Dealing

Sep 09, 2021Comments off

Q: I used to sell drugs. I stopped but I made a profit from it. I need to know how to repent for it.  The

Q&A: Negative Name?

Sep 02, 2021Comments off

Q: I have the name of a negative character in the Bible. What does this mean about my mission in life? Do I have to change

Q&A: Elul Blues

Aug 24, 2021Comments off

Q: I am feeling a bit down this Elul. I don’t have the energy to learn Torah and I am involving myself in work and

Q&A: Shema Yisrael

Aug 18, 2021Comments off

Q: Why do we cover our eyes when saying the Shema Yisrael? A: Covering the eyes during the Shema allows one to experience the world

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