Rabbi Dr Yitzchak Breitowitz, of Ohr Somayach Jerusalem, discussing the most common questions about Judaism.
To submit questions, feedback or for sponsorship opportunities, contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
- SheIdim and mazikim (demons and damaging creatures); mention dibuk (troubled soul in limbo)
- Parshas Vayera – Avraham asked Hashem that people should get old with visible signs of age, but Sarah became old with clear, fresh skin
- Gezel sheina; opening and closing window in winter or summer
- Saying tachanun during hazaras hashatz
- Celebrating Hebrew and Gregorian birthdays
- “Heter kiruv” (mention of inviting secular for shabbos)
- Birth control for financial strain
- Piru u’rvu (be fruitful and multiply)-why was it given to Adam and Noach and not bnei Noach (non-Jews)
- Yishuv Eretz Yisrael
- Bircas kohanim (blessing the kohanim) being discontinued/not practiced in chutz laaretz but only in E”Y and by Sephardim
- Kohanei chazaka: believing a kohen/cohen that he is a cohen and halachos nowadays that apply to him (e.g. Torah reading, marriage, duchan)
- Frequency of going to the Kotel/Kosel-Western Wall
- Eliyahu haNavi answering teku and what happens when mashiach comes regarding machloksim, kashiyos, minhagim etc.