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Question: How should the Jewish community respond to the chaos and brutality in Libya? On one hand, Gaddafi is murdering innocent people and we, of all people, should not be silent. On the other hand, many of those innocent people are from groups like Al Qaeda that actively seek to destroy Jews and Israel. Does our sense of human responsibility extend also to those who actively hate us?
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Question: How can I convince my parents to let me get married in a simple, outdoor ceremony, and not make a huge, fancy deal? My fiancee and I do not want to elope, but just see the whole hall/food/etc. thing as a huge waste of resources, especially in today's world. My parents (in addition to being very upper middle class and slaves to society) are very traditional, so some Jewish sources from a rabbi might help our case....
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Teaching Children To See Food As A Gift

Posted on 11/19/2017 by Marcia Goldlist in Reviews
We tend to eat too much and think too little about the food we eat. Even if we say a blessing before and after we eat we...

Has Postmodernism Redefined Jewish History?

Posted on 11/14/2017 by Moshe Daniel Levine in Beliefs and Practices
Public trust of academics in the Humanities seems to be spiraling downward as many individuals are growing increasingly...

King David Teaches Business Ethics

Posted on 11/12/2017 by Marc Michaels in Reviews
Surely God isn’t interested in business. Isn’t religion all about being spiritual and following lots of customs...

Does This Offend You?

Posted on 11/08/2017 by Moshe Daniel Levine in Holidays
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