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December Dilemma - Every year I am challenged as a mother by the proximity of Chanukah to Christmas, especially in a year like this where the two actually coincide. How can our candles possible compete with their stunning display of... More
Entering a Church - I am a university student and have a perplexing problem. Our Hillel House is going to be torn down next year, and while it is being built the students will be using a Catholic church for Shabbat dinner and services. I... More
Hitler's Pope - I have heard many Jews blame the Holocaust partly on the silence of the Pope (and Catholics in general). Wasn't this silence just an effort to preserve their own lives in the face of the inevitable destruction by... More
Original Sin - I want to know about the concept of "sin" due to Adam and Eve eating from the Tree of Knowledge. The Christian concept of sin revolves around the fall of the man and the "original sin." Does Judaism... More
Pope John Paul's Visit to Israel - I followed eagerly the news of Pope John Paul II's historic five-day visit to Israel in 2000. While the visit seemed very positive, I heard some criticism from Jewish groups about the fact that the Pope did not... More
Spin-off Religions - It was suggested to me the other day that all religions are a spin-off from Judaism. Is this true? More
Who is the Messiah? - My Christian friends seem to enjoy the idea that their Messiah has already come (and waiting to return). What does Judaism say about the Messiah – who is he and what will he accomplish? More
Who Killed Jesus? - I am a history teacher and am working on a Masters thesis on the role of the Catholic Church in fostering anti-Semitism. I have encountered a lack of written evidence on the Jewish reply to the charge that the Jews... More
Xmas Tree - Do you have any information about the connection of a tree to the holiday of Christmas? I work in a Jewish school where the students are of Russian descent, and for them the tree is traditional. I am looking for... More
“Let Us Make Man” - In the creation account in Genesis, God says, “Let us make man in our image” (1:26). Who is God speaking to? Doesn’t this verse imply that man had more than one Creator – that God created man with the help of someone... More

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