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Kiruv (Outreach)

Abraham – the First Jew - Why is Abraham considered the first Jew? More
Assimilation – Causes and Solutions - I am doing research for a Jewish studies course in my university. Today, with "Jewish continuity" such a priority (as it is in every generation), can you answer the question: What has been the secret of... More
Baal Teshuva Under Attack - I recently became a baal teshuva and on my first trip back home, my friends and family started peppering me with questions: Why do I do this, and why do I do that? I'm really new to this, and I could not answer many of... More
Family Friction - I am a new Baal Teshuvah and have been struggling with my family's acceptance of my new way of life. After the March of the Living, I realized that I wanted to take my interests in Judaism further than ever before and... More
Kiruv Drive - Is there a possibility to invite someone to our home for Shabbat dinner, if they are not Shabbat observant and will probably drive home after the meal? More
Reaching Other Jews - I work in a secular environment, and it hurts me to see my single Jewish co-workers go out with non-Jews. I would like to find simple, practical, non-offensive ways to dissuade them. At this point, all I could do is be... More
Teshuva Movement - Why are so many Jews today turning their backs on Orthodox Judaism? More
The Synagogue - What is the significance of the synagogue in Jewish life today? Do you think that the role of the synagogue has changed over the years? What are some of the challenges facing the modern American synagogue? And how are... More
Why Do Kiruv? - I am a committed Jew. I attend synagogue, support Israel, and volunteer in various capacities to assist the Jewish community. I am content with my contributions, but yet I see others who are much more active in kiruv... More

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