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I am a Jewish American Rabbi living in Israel. My main proficiency is in Judaism, including details of Bible, Talmud, Jewish law and outlook.

Tanakh and Talmud

I have studied and taught the Talmud and its commentaries at advanced level.

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I've lived in Israel many years and gained intimate knowledge about the country.

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History of Judaism

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King David

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Moses

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How do you say Happy Hanukkah in Hebrew?

Hebrew The literal translations would be: Khanukkah Same'akh" (חנוכה שמח) and Khag Khanukkah Same'akh (חג חנוכה שמח) -- where "khag" means "holiday". (MORE)
In Judaism

Is Judaism a universalizing religion or an ethnic religion?

Judaism is an ethnic religion, since we don't press people to convert, and since we have common ancestors (Abraham, Isaac and Jacob). The term ethno-religious group is o (MORE)

Can you briefly trace the events that led to the Exodus?

The Israelites emigrated from Canaan to Egypt because of a famine (Genesis 46). At first they were respected and were under the protection of Joseph, a powerful Israelite; b (MORE)

Why did God cause the Israelites to be enslaved?

On a spiritual level, the Egyptian slavery was brought about by God (see Genesis ch.15). It taught us the importance of loving the stranger (Deuteronomy 10:19), it showed us (MORE)

Why should you not cut fat diet out of your diet?

1) The nerves, and the brain, need fat in order to function. 2) Certain vitamins (A, D, E, and K) are carried throughout the body via fat (oils), not water. 3) Energy storag (MORE)

Why did God use locusts as a punishment in His wrath against sin?

Locusts were used by God to punish sin. In the Old Testament, plagues were sent upon those who disobeyed God by sinning. For example, in the 8th plague, locusts were sent as (MORE)
In Judaism

Who was rivka from the Jewish timeline long long ago?

Rivka is the Hebrew pronunciation of Rebecca. Rebecca was the wife of Isaac, and the mother of Esau and Jacob. Along with Sarah, Rachel and Leah, Rebecca is considered one o (MORE)
In Judaism

Who occupied the land that God had promised to give to the Israelites?

The Canaanites. God promised Israel (Canaan) to the Israelites (Genesis ch.28, Exodus ch.3), and commanded them to take the land (Deuteronomy ch.1 and many other passages). On (MORE)