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Rabbi Dovid Rosenfeld

Dovid Rosenfeld, a native of the Washington, D.C. area, works both as a programmer for aish.com and as a responder for its Ask the Rabbi service. He also serves as a volunteer writer for Torah.org. He lives with his wife and family in Ramat Beit Shemesh, Israel.

ring of fate cover Rabbi Rosenfeld's son Zvi recently published his first book, The Ring of Fate, a riveting, fast-paced fantasy novel which is also completely kosher in both language and subject matter. It is available as both book and ebook. It is sold by Booklocker.com, as well as by Amazon.com and all the major on-line sellers.

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The Purpose of the Mishkan (Tabernacle)

The Purpose of the Mishkan (Tabernacle)

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King Solomon and the Queen of Sheba

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How Our Forefathers’ Merit Helps Us

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Washing Again During Bread Meal

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Washing After the Bathroom

Washing After the Bathroom

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The Evil of Idolatry

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Final Judgment on Chanukah

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Joseph Buys the Egyptians and Their Land

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Customs for Waiting Between Meat and Milk

Customs for Waiting Between Meat and Milk

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Significance of Hebrew Year

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Why Do Mourners Recite Kaddish?

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Why Do We Shake the Lulav?

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Are We Obligated to Forgive?

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Jacob Steals the Blessings

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The Cruel Death of the Scapegoat

The Cruel Death of the Scapegoat

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Food Cooked in a Dairy/Meat Pot

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How Miraculous was the Splitting of the Sea?

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