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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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Chanukah Gelt

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Foul Language

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Evil Eye – Ayin Hara

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Blessings on Thunder and Lightning

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“Who Did Not Make Me a Woman”

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Kiddush – Drinking the Wine

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Kiddush – How Much Wine

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Earliest Time for Morning Prayers (Shacharit)

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Completion of Kaddish

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Tying Shoelaces

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Covering the Stove (Blech)

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Food with Writing

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