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Bilaam Harasha is considered to be the archetype of a person with bad midot (character traits). The Mishna in Avot describes him as having an ‘ayin raah‘ (he looked upon people in a negative way), a ‘ruach gevoah‘ (he was arrogant), and a ‘nefesh rechava’ (he was greedy).
‘Nefesh Rechava’ refers…Continue
Providence is not limited to matters of Biblical proportions, nor merely to the mythic, legendary or epic by to even to the smallest details of an individual’s life. Recently there has been considerable tumult created concerning the status of the Western Wall (Kotel) and what mode of Jewish worship is appropriate.
In the interests of full disclosure as an Orthodox Rabbi who tilts towards the Haredi I believe the Kotel as a historic place of Jewish worship is indeed a place of worship…Continue
Circumcision performed by a doctor who is Jewish on adult (male) for purposes of conversion to JudaismI don't know what to say, but the consult is the morning of May 2nd. Anything we need to know? We…Continue
Are we obliged to make babies, if there is a question of fertility?Are we permitted to use fertility clinics?If we are, which services that they can provide might be considered "kosher"? Which ones…Continue
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