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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.

The Book of Job and Satan’s Power

The Book of Job and Satan’s Power

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120 Year Lifespan

120 Year Lifespan

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Tzitzit – Size of Garment

Tzitzit – Size of Garment

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Unleavened Dough of Exodus

Unleavened Dough of Exodus

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Meat with Soy Milk and Non-Dairy Products

Meat with Soy Milk and Non-Dairy Products

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Cruelty of Capital Punishment

Cruelty of Capital Punishment

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Sacrifices versus Idolatry

Sacrifices versus Idolatry

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Jacob’s Embalmment

Jacob’s Embalmment

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Enosh, Calling God’s Name, and the Origins of Idolatry

Enosh, Calling God’s Name, and the Origins of...

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Two Yuds for Name of God

Two Yuds for Name of God

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Firstborn (Bechor) Privileges

Firstborn (Bechor) Privileges

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Kohen Higher Status

Kohen Higher Status

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Remarrying One’s Divorcee

Remarrying One’s Divorcee

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Why is Sukkot Celebrated in the Fall?

Why is Sukkot Celebrated in the Fall?

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How to Pray Well

How to Pray Well

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Covenant of Salt

Covenant of Salt

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Hamentaschen and Haman’s Three-Cornered Hat

Hamentaschen and Haman’s Three-Cornered Hat

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Davidic Line Today

Davidic Line Today

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David and Bathsheba

David and Bathsheba

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Adam’s Sin and the Decree of Death

Adam’s Sin and the Decree of Death

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Samson – Contact with Dead

Samson – Contact with Dead

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Missed Bar Mitzvah

Missed Bar Mitzvah

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Wearing Red Thread

Wearing Red Thread

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Jephthah Sacrificing Daughter

Jephthah Sacrificing Daughter

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Rebellious Son (Ben Sorer U’Moreh) Punished for Future

Rebellious Son (Ben Sorer U’Moreh) Punished for...

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Repentance – Accepting for Future

Repentance – Accepting for Future

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Rabbeinu Tam Tefillin

Rabbeinu Tam Tefillin

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Sons of God – Bnei Elohim

Sons of God – Bnei Elohim

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Starting Anew on Rosh Hashanah

Starting Anew on Rosh Hashanah

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Pressing the reset button with our relationship with God.


Kaddish in Aramaic

Kaddish in Aramaic

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Dangerous Occupation

Dangerous Occupation

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Ancient versus Modern Hebrew Script

Ancient versus Modern Hebrew Script

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Eve's Creation: Rib or Side?

Eve's Creation: Rib or Side?

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Holy Cheesecake: Why We Feast on Shavuot

Holy Cheesecake: Why We Feast on Shavuot

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Why must a spiritual day include physical delights?


Meat After the Flood

Meat After the Flood

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Roasted Foods at Seder

Roasted Foods at Seder

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Passover – 14th or 15th?

Passover – 14th or 15th?

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Plague of Blood – Magician’s Imitation

Plague of Blood – Magician’s Imitation

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Drinking on Purim

Drinking on Purim

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When love transcends understanding.


The Plagues: Why the Staff?

The Plagues: Why the Staff?

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Israeli Fruit on Tu B’Shvat

Israeli Fruit on Tu B’Shvat

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Carobs on Tu B’Shvat

Carobs on Tu B’Shvat

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Shiva on Shabbat

Shiva on Shabbat

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Cousin Marriages

Cousin Marriages

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Jacob vs. Esau, Part II: Jacob Becomes Israel

Jacob vs. Esau, Part II: Jacob Becomes Israel

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Jacob, in assuming Esau’s mission, receives both a second wife and a second name.


Jacob vs. Esau, Part I: The Two Roles

Jacob vs. Esau, Part I: The Two Roles

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Unravelling one of the most cryptic episodes of the entire Torah.


The After-Holidays Blues

The After-Holidays Blues

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It’s during the quiet times of life that we show God what we are truly made of.


The Forgotten Supper

The Forgotten Supper

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The biggest activity we do on Yom Kippur is not repenting; it is apologizing.


The Long Road to Heaven

The Long Road to Heaven

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If God loves us, why did He place us in such a dark and evil world?


Is the Torah Literal?

Is the Torah Literal?

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