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Question: Why do some Jews believe they have to give up their pets if they become more religious? You wouldn't give up your children for the same reason.
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Question: According to Jewish values, are we allowed to breed dogs for money?
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Question: What parts, if any, of a chicken, turkey, duck, goose, etc. are not kosher to eat (other than the blood)?
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Question: Is it wrong to light a yahrzeit or want a memorial service for a beloved dog?
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Question: According to Judaism, what is an acceptable gift to bring to shiva? Are flowers and or food appropriate?
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Question: My grandmother and my grandfather were both Jews. They left Germany to escape the Holocaust and went to Brazil. My mother is not a Jew and my dad studied at a Catholic school. Am I considered a Jewish person?
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Question: My father is Jewish and I have been raised Jewish my entire life. My mother was not raised Jewish but her side of the family believes that my great grandmother (my mother's mother) was Jewish. We are not 100% percent sure if she was Jewish or not and this has left me very confused. I do not know if I should convert or not and I am very hesitant to do so because I already feel Jewish. Converting would not change my ethnicity or how i feel as a Jewish person. I feel that if i would convert it would mean that I wasn't Jewish before and that is not how I feel. What should I do?
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Question: Do Jews believe dogs and cats have souls?
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