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Rabbi Dov Lev

41. Fragrances

Four different blessings said upon enjoying the aroma of trees and flowers.

42. Natural Phenomena

Special brachot said on the wonders of creation.

The Rabbinic Fast Days

Every world event is a message for the Jewish people and humanity.

An Overview of Tisha B'Av and the Three Weeks

Mourning the destruction of the Holy Temple.

Judaism and the Treatment of Animals

The Jewish way to care for dogs, cats, birds and fish.

The Jewish Laws of Travelling

Some journeys are smooth and some are bumpy. It's best to go the Jewish way.

Land of Israel

For 4,000 years, Israel has been the Jewish homeland, and the focus of world attention.

The Jewish Garden

Appreciating the plant kingdom as a path to love of God.

Hygiene in Judaism

The Jewish way of washing hands, cutting nails, bathing, haircuts and shaving.

Jewish Dress Code

What to wear and what not to wear. From Moses, not Paris.

What do Jews do when they wake up?

Halacha guides every moment of our lives. Start your day the Jewish way!

Torah Study

For the ‘People of the Book,’ Torah study is our national obsession.

The Jewish Approach to Death and Burial

Facing the passage of life with faith and dignity.

Mourning in Judaism

The grieving process explained: Shiva, Kaddish, Yahrtzeit and Yizkor

Jewish Approach to Finding a Spouse

What to look for in a spouse, and how to find it.

Jewish Laws and Traditions after Birth

Shalom Zachor, Circumcision, Naming the Baby, Redemption of the First Born, Upsherin

Bar and Bat Mitzvah Overview

The Jewish coming-of-age ceremony.

Jewish Laws and Customs of Pregnancy and Birth

Judaism has always valued children, the next generation.

The Laws of a Synagogue

Maximizing the experience in God's house of prayer.

Financial Laws in Judaism - Part 2

The Torah view of damages, and how to resolve disputes.

Financial Laws in Judaism - Part 1

The Torah view of debts, loans, and employee relations.

The Jewish Attitude Towards Wealth

Appreciating the Torah attitude toward wealth.

Judaism's Golden Rule: Love Your Neighbor as Yourself

Interpersonal Responsibilities: Love your neighbor, whom should we love?, How to judge favorably, How to give rebuke?

What does Judaism say about kindness?

The nuts and bolts of doing kindness for others.

Proper Speech in Judaism

Lashon Hara: Controlling one of humankind's most powerful tools.

Women and Mitzvot in Judaism

Setting the foundation for Jewish family life.

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