Ascent to Jerusalem for the Three Festivals - When the Temple stood, all males had to appear before the Lord for the three festivals (Exodus 23:14-17, 34:23-24, Deuteronomy 16:16). At what age did they have to come – at 13? 30? Also, did they have to come from… More »
Yizkor at Home - Our local synagogue is closed because of the coronavirus. How can I say yizkor this year in memory of my father? More »
Israeli in Diaspora, Second Day Yom Tov - I live in Israel but will be in America for Shavuot this year. Would I be able to use my computer on the second day of Yom Tov – which for me is a regular day? It will be in… More »
Cooking and Using Fire on Yom Tov - I recently read that you are allowed to use fire on Yom Tov, unlike Shabbat. Can you explain if this is the case and what it means? More »
Lechem Mishna - Double Loaves - Should one take two loaves (lechem mishna) before beginning a yom tov (festival) meal as is done on Shabbat? More »
Chosen People Racist? - What’s behind the whole concept of the Jews as the Chosen People? Isn’t this idea racist? More »
Three Pilgrimage Festivals - The Bible speaks about the entire Jewish nation going to Jerusalem for the three pilgrimage festivals. Is that still practiced today? More »
Yizkor - My mother recently passed away. Every year when I would go to synagogue on Yom Kippur, and then would get to the Yizkor service, I would leave the sanctuary with the other people whose parents were still alive. This year… More »
Shiva Shortened by Yom Tov - My father passed away two days before Rosh Hashana, and we only sat in mourning for two days rather than the customary seven. I never did get the straight story why is that? Apparently it has something to do with… More »
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