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Safe Treatment of Animals

Agunah (chained woman) problem?

Memorial for Danish Jews who perished during WW2

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Kosher options on the road?

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Does the Talmud carry the same authority as the Torah?

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Grieving family after losing son to a drug overdose.

Does Judaism demand too much of those with differences?

How re-gain trust & be believed after lying?

Jewish responses to lust?

Jewish views on genetic selection for children?

How do I measure whether I'm living up to what God expects?

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Can you say Kaddish for someone not buried?

Judaism & the Environment?

Obligation to care for aging parents.

Can Jews sing Gospel music?

Hiring or asking someone to say Kaddish for your relative?

Level of personal honesty in a job interview?

Who can follow a Mitzvah?

Parent's right to try to persuade?
 
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