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We Can't Even Agree on a Name

NEW PARENTING COURSE see below

TOUGHEST CASES OF MY CAREER - FRIDAY NIGHT DINNER WITH JUSTICE ROTHMAN see below

HIGH HOLYDAYS WITH NEFESH details coming next week

 

Question of the Week:

Our baby is now almost six weeks old, but we haven't officially named her. We have a problem. I always wanted to name her after my grandmother. But my wife doesn't like that name because she says it sounds ugly. She wants some other name which is nice, but I think it lacks any real meaning for the family. Doesn't it say somewhere that the father has the right to choose the firstborn's name?

Answer:

I'm not sure you… Read More »

I Can Hear Voices...

VIDEO LECTURE WITH Rabbi YY JACOBSON tomorrow night - see below for full program


Question of the Week:

I know someone who says that she can hear spirits. They tell her things about the future and reveal secrets about other people. She insists that she has this deep spirituality and connection, and it happens to her all the time. She was surprised that I had never heard of such things and was adamant that her way is natural and real. Have you heard this one before?

Answer:

I do believe that some people are gifted with unique abilities to sense things beyond the realm of normal perception. But that doesn't mean that… Read More »

Should You Care What Others Think?

NEFESH STREET MARCH IN THE NEWS click here

WOMEN'S STUDY GROUP STARTS WEDNESDAY see below

LIVING WITH PURPOSE - TANYA SERIES STARTS MONDAY see below
 

Question of the Week:

 

In my Torah studies I've learnt that not only should you do the right thing, but you should also be seen to be doing the right thing. The example that I was given was that an observant Jew shouldn't enter a non-kosher restaurant to use the facilities, lest someone think that he/she might be… Read More »

Is Déjà Vu for Real?

Question of the Week:

I often get deja vu, the sensation that I have already lived this moment before. It has happened when I am travelling to new destinations with people I have never met, and I feel that I have been here in this place, with the same people, hearing this very conversation before. Is there a Jewish explanation for this?

Answer:

Some say that deja vu is a sign of reincarnation. You feel you were here before because you were, in a previous life. Others explain that you had a predictive dream of the scene before it happened, and now you are seeing your dream materialise.

Maybe. There is a more mundane explanation. In my personal… Read More »

The Miracle of a Mother-in-Law

 

Question of the Week:

So my son just got engaged to a wonderful girl. We love and adore her, she is so good to him. But one issue, she has zero interest in Judaism. She thinks it's 'mostly rubbish,' but I know this is out of ignorance. I go to classes at shul and ask her if she wants to join, but she never does. She eats ham and cheese sandwiches! How can I show her, involve her, embrace her in without being the revolting jam-down-your throat type. I want to explain to her how easy keeping kosher is, how wonderful it is to keep a Jewish home, how it adds to your life and does not detract etc etc... What do you think I can say to turn her around??

Answer:

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