Should We Hate Receiving Gifts? - I often hear people quoting the verse “One who hates gifts shall live” (Mishlei (Proverbs) 15:27). This implies our attitude should be that we do not want to receive from others but should make do with what we have. Does… More »
Asking Forgiveness from the Deceased - In my past I wronged someone who is unfortunately no longer alive today. Is there any way I can make amends? More »
Hiring More Expensive Relatives - I need some minor repair work done on my roof. I’ve been shopping around for prices and can have it done at a reasonable cost. The issue is, I have a relative who works in the same area and is… More »
Are We Obligated to Forgive? - I was hurt very deeply by another person. She either isn’t aware how hurtful her actions were or just doesn’t care. I’m wondering what I should do now, especially with Yom Kippur approaching. I know I am supposed to forgive… More »
Family Friction - I am a new Baal Teshuvah and have been struggling with my family's acceptance of my new way of life. After the March of the Living, I realized that I wanted to take my interests in Judaism further than ever… More »
Baal Teshuva Under Attack - I recently became a baal teshuva and on my first trip back home, my friends and family started peppering me with questions: Why do I do this, and why do I do that? I'm really new to this, and I… More »
Forgiving a Big Hurt - How do I forgive someone who hurt me deeply? I put all my trust in her. I don't wish her anything bad. But I am finding it difficult to move on without resentment. More »
Platonic Friendships - I met a guy at work and we became best friends. We go places together and have long talks about everything. We are not involved romantically (we even instituted a no-touching rule). In the meantime I’ve been seriously dating another… More »
Brothers' Reunion - I'm within a few weeks of turning 49. Having been raised in a non-observant Jewish environment, I only began my Jewish education a year ago and am planning to have my bar mitzvah 37 years late. What is the applicable… More »
Sibling Rivalry - A Hebrew School teacher was discussing the Ten Commandments with her five and six year olds. After explaining the commandment to "honor" thy Father and thy Mother, she asked, "Is there a commandment that teaches us how to treat our… More »
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