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Hiring or asking someone to say Kaddish for your relative?

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Parent's right to try to persuade?

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In overpayment situation, what is required?

Can we benefit from past atrocities and war crimes?

Baby Naming

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Jewish view on testing using healthy persons?

Intermarriage ==> problems or possibilities?

Safe Treatment of Animals

Can Jews sing Gospel music?

Is Organ or Tissue Donation Okay for Jews?

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Are we judged by G-d for our thoughts and fantasies?
 
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