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 »
Should We Hate the Wicked? - Although I am not Jewish, I have a lot of regard for Judaism. I would like a rabbi’s perspective on the following question. Is it wrong to hate the wicked? Should we love all mankind regardless of who they are… More »
Widows and Orphans: Stop the Suffering - The Torah says (Exodus 22:20-23): "Don't taunt or oppress a stranger, for you were strangers in the land of Egypt... Don't cause pain to widows or orphans." Why is this so important? More »
Definition of a Jew - I am Jewish, but the other day someone asked me: “What is a Jew?” I was a bit shocked that I could not articulate a proper answer. So... what is a Jew? More »
Priest on a Rope - I heard something about tying a rope to the High Priest in the Holy Temple. What was that all about? More »
Medical Volunteer - I found some information about Aish.com at our Hillel at the University of Arizona in Tucson and thought that you might be able to advise me. I am a pre-med student and am looking to volunteer in an overseas medical… More »
Acting in the Image of God - I often see a reference to people being “created in the image of God.” I think this is a beautiful way to treat others, but I don't always see people acting this way. Your thoughts would be appreciated. More »
Giving Without Recognition - I try to be helpful and considerate of others. But why is it that when someone helps others, they don't always get paid back when they need help, too? More »
Dinosaurs - A new Bible museum has opened in the U.S. which portrays a world that once included dinosaurs. But we all know that dinosaurs have been extinct for millions of years, while the Bible places Creation some 5700 years ago. Isn’t… More »
Becoming a 'Giver' - I’ve been married now for almost a year and my wife is starting to get impatient. He says that I’m selfish and don’t know how to give. I see that in many ways she is right. I grew up in… More »
Two Days of Yom Tov - I live in England and want to know: Why do we celebrate one day of Yom Kippur, but two days of the other holidays? What's the difference? More »
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