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
I know that Judaism has something to say about every aspect of existence and our lives. But I never imagined there was something to know about fingernails, until my friend said there is a specific order to cut them....More
Haman and the Half-Shekel-
I read that the Half Shekel that Jews give relates to Haman's offer to pay 10,000 "kikars" to Achashverosh for the right to annihilate the Jews (Esther 3:9).
My question: If one kikar equals 3,000 shekels, and Haman...More
Redeeming First Born-
We have a new baby boy and I heard something about having to "buy him back from a kohen." What do I have to do – and how much is this going to cost?
Visiting the Sick-
I work near a hospital and on my lunch hour I have been volunteering to visit the Jewish patients. Are there any specific Jewish traditions regarding visiting the sick?