Thank you HaRav for all you do for us ! I heard your shiur about “ making for yourself a Rabbi “ If you find a Rabbi that you think is very Reliable how can you make sure that all he says is correct since you do not know enough . Sometime I have seen Rabbis who were approved by reliable Rabbis but then a year later they change their mind because that Rabbi said something incorrect . Do we go to a second Rabbi to check that this Rabbi you have chosen is ok ?
Hi rabbi Reuven. I hope all is well. I was wondering how I can talk to someone who is a Jew but doesn’t believe in Hashem. I know, I know, very irrational. They believe They describe hashem as an “imaginary and invisible” being which doesn’t exist. Is there anything I can do to change their perspective about hakadosh Baruchu? Thanks for everything rabbi. You have changed my life. 🙏
1) How can I donate to a fund that will help people stop wasting seed? Could you please send me a link? 2) Is the mitzvah of Ma’aser giving 10% of your money after you pay taxes, and buy all your necessities(house, food, clothes) or is it giving 10% of your total salary before taxes and all your necessary expenses. 3) You said that giving chomesh(20% of you money) can make one rich according to the Vilna Gaon. If I donate 20% of my money just so I can become rich and not because I want to serve Hashem will I still become rich(obviously I want to serve Hashem but sometimes when I donate Chomeshe I feel that I am just giving it to be rich). 4) if one is giving money to repent for the sin of wasting seed, how much should they give in addition to chomesh. I know I asked a lot of questions and thank you so much!!!
Shalom Kvod Harav, Some Shabbats I go see a friend of mine he lives in a building and there are 2 ways to his apartment. One is for the doorman to press the elevator button for me which is asking a goy to work on Shabbat for you which I can't do. The second way is to walk up the stairs but the lights automatically turn on in the stairwell when the sensors pick up someone walks. The only way to go up or down the stairs without the lights turning on is by going extremely slowly and even then the lights could still turn on. I tried this once and it took me around 20 minutes to get down. What should I do? Chag Sukkot sameach!
Thank you rabbi for all your lectures I one read that if one has a waste seed in the night of rosh hashana or yom kipur it is a very bad sing what can one do to change this decree and if he is in doubt if he actually wasted seed or maybe its just uren of he was cut in that area ect.. what should he do Great shurim thanks
Hi, firstly thank you for your teachings. I really enjoyed Hashem Took Tack My Millions and we all love the Torah and Science ones too. Our 10 year old son who is mildly autistic and highly intelligent loves learning from them. We are about to send off our applications to the Beth Din in Sydney, Australia for conversion. Do you have any advice? I'm concern a little about the tutors we might receive and I can't find a synagogue yet. We also live 8 hours away from Sydney and live on a small farm. We really seem to gel with and follow the teachings of yours, Rabbi Mizrachi, Rabbi Alon and alike and we really want to continue following this path. We hope to get it right from the start. We aren't being selective or disrepectful and we have not had a bad experience.
Shalom rav, noahide here. Not sure if this is the right place to write but i saw something disturbing on youtube and since then i cannot stop thinking about it. was following a channel called 'sulam Ya'akov' and it seemed free from idolatry but a few days ago it published a video titled: 'shabbat service - parashat Noach. in this video there is a whole service with torah scroll that can seem legitimate, but in the end (2h and 16 minutes in the video) this rav teaches from the gospel, specifically mattew, who he calls matai. so i went back to the video on parashat Bereshit and in the end he teaches gospel from Mark. i am confused because i am pretty sure the channel was free from xtian influence before. Maybe i was not paying attention enough, or maybe something has changed. anyway, i unsubscribed. i also watched the first few minutes of another video from a channel named 'sonya's prep', where this orthodox jewish women with long hair says homosexuality is accepted in orthodox judaism. i think she was criticized for that, in fact the video is not visible anymore. is there anything that can be done? should these channels just be ignored? thank you for your time, ila bat Noach ps. sorry if i bother you, but i keep thinking about it.
Can you do an in depth shiur about music and sources behind backgrounds of music that people don’t realize are Asur?
Kvod haRab My father is an old person and he has Parkinson disease. Can I help him take a shower I know it is forbidden to see our parents naked That is why I am asking Thank you Abraham
Hi Rabbi, My father converted to Judaism, when he married my mother, before I was born. My mother says that at the time, he was disillusioned with Christianity and was enthusiastic about converting to Judaism. Over the years, my father fell out of Judaism and was seduced back into Avodah Zarah. Now he is the the twilight of his life, facing his mortality, and has become very zealous about his Christianity. It has become very unpleasant to be around him. He has to bring up his Avodah Zarah all the time. I love him and care about his neshamah. I try to show him why Christianity is false, even though I have had a few minor wins, it generally doesn't go anywhere. He is too brainwashed and immersed in impurity. I am concerned that I am violating the commandment to honour my parents. When we discuss these topics, I have to contradict him. I know this is against halacha. Also, we both have fiery temperaments, so the conversation usually gets very heated. Some of the ideas of Christianity are so offensive, I sometimes can't control my anger. On the other hand I know we have an obligation to rebuke and fight Hashem's battles. Maybe if I persist, I can get him to do teshuva and save his neshamah. Am I sinning if I try debate him and show him the light? I know you would advise me not to rebuke a parent and to rather get him to watch one of your videos with me. This won't work. The problem is that the church has brainwashed him with a million antisemitic conspiracy theories about the Rabbis. If I show him a Rabbi that teaches against Jesus, he will just say its because they are "controlled by Satan", "the Rabbis corrupt the Torah", "the Jews have veils and scales over their eyes" and all that nonsense. My only hope is to show him from the pasuk in the Tanakh why Christianity is false. What do I do? Do I persist and try to save his neshamah? Or should I stop because the interactions get too fiery and I have to contradict my father in the process. What do I do with the relationship? It's unpleasant to spend time with him. He brings up the Avodah Zarah all the time, so we argue a lot. Many times, I have asked him nicely to stop. I have asked that we don't talk about religion and that we keep to subjects bring us together. He doesn't respect my wishes. He still brings up his Avodah Zarah all the time. Do distance myself from him? Not so easy. I love my father. He was a good father to me. He is the twilight of his life, it would really hurt me if he departed and our relationship ended on icy and distant terms. Is distancing myself from him also a violation of the commandment to honour a parent? My father is a good man. He's actually a very holy person. He loves God. The problem is that he has been lead astray and brainwashed by rashayim. Please help. This is tearing me apart. I don't want sin by dishonouring my father but I don't want my father to go to gehinnom either. I know that not rebuking a sinner and showing favour to idol worship is also a sin. What is the correct course of action?
Why do i feel so depressed i feel so depressed now that i stop wasting seed and started waching my eyes and started sleeping the right way i do i feel depressed i don't if its just a me but i dont know if im doing something worng if you can answer rabbi thank you
Kavod harav I listen to your and rav Mizrachi shuirim but I don’t feel like it’s changing anything within me or bringing me closer to hashem
Hello Rabbi, 1. I've read in one or two places (Pirkei Avot, and another source that if I'm not mistaken is like a poetic letter to a son.) that one must not over study. What is the meaning? I mean of course it can't be literally to not over study since Elyashiv and all these giants did almost nothing but study. Does it mean it in the sense to not think that you are Moshe Rabenu and try to go full throttle in 2 days after finding the truth? Or is it like yes study a lot but in the generations that these things were written over studying was considered not standing from the chair, eating, drinking or taking your eyes of the book for an entire week or something like that? 2. Also, I've read in wikipedia (I acknowledge the little to no credibility of this website, maybe some rasha editor took it out of context deliberately or the Rav. may have never said it at all) that Rav. Ovadia, Alav HaShalom, has said in some demeaning ways that the goyim are supposed to serve the Jews. In what way does he say this? I mean of course he didn't have like a palace of Jews surrounded by enslaved goyim or something like that in mind. Maybe he meant that the goyim, because they are also supposed to serve HaShem but in a lesser level, part of that is doing kiruv which is serving Him and the Jews by bringing the children back? Again, what did he mean? 3. Is entering a forbidden place (a church, a reform synagogue, a buddha monastery, etc...) the same as Avodah Zarah or is it a sin in itself? As in, for not entering a forbidden place, should I be willing to die before entering that place? If it's not the same, up to what trouble should I be willing to get into before entering such places? Thanks in advance and have an amazing Chanukkah. Blessings to you and your family.
In one of the lectures I listened to where the topic of Holocaust was spoken about It seemed that the message was that the Holocaust happened due to intermarriage, Jews taking interest loans from other Jews, and homosexuality. However, is this the sole reasons for the Holocaust - Jews sins or there are possible unknown reasons for it that only Hashem knows. Also there were many very holy religious people who died in the Holocaust. My great grandmother for example was very religious and murdered by the nazis so why did the religious people pass away when they were good pure Jews ? I hope this question makes sense
Why did you cut your peyos???
Dear Rabbi, I'm a non Jew & at the moment working towards Noahide. Medical Doctor said that my dad's cancer has spread. He has as short as 6 months to live. No estimation if made it after the 6 th month. May I know : Who I can get in touch with in Singapore 🇸🇬 on funeral matters & details. Because, I understand that children can not enter cemetery. I'm the only child. Regards WL
Is there a specific reason hashem would afflict a person with acne who had clear skin before keeping mitzvot?
Shalom Shalom Rabbi, Why do we find it increasingly hard to focus during prayer? Is there anything I can do to help boost my focus?
If possible, can you please send me the sources in the Alon hakodesh for how many early zionist(such as Nachman Bialik and Ahad Ha’am were against religion)? I searched extensively and could not find the sources on your website. Thank you so much, and I really appreciate it.
In your recent shiur you spoke about if someone thinks to himself I’ll sin then do teshuva they can’t do teshuva for that sin. What if one was a sinner and would always sin but he’s trying to improve himself and all the time when one has the urge to sin the yetzwr hara uses this tactic against him and sometimes he fails not that G-D forbid he’s trying to make fun of the Torah or thinks of loopholes, If he is a baal teshuav now can he do teshuva for all those times he thought before the sin he can do teshuva ?
I read that no man can do his tefilah in the same room where there's a woman with her hair uncovered. Does it apply to your husband if he does his tefilah at home (even if it's tehilim), or if he is studying Torah at home and is in the same room as you and shares what he learns with you?
Should I work on conversion or should I work on not being arrogant? I know G-d doesn’t need me
Why isn’t Moshe Rabbeinu a part of the avot?
Can I skydive?
Is it true that when a person gets married all of their sins go away completely and they start fresh!?
How do you counter people that say that the star of David is satanic or the star of Moloch and that is like a star of paganism and stuff like that? I've also got told that Kabbalah is satanism or something like that, people that say this clearly haven't read one verse from the Zohar but how do you counter all this shtuyot? Thanks in advance.
Hi Kvod HaRav, Is. Being a security guard a Kosher job? I may have to see lots of women as a security guard... Thank you Kvod HaRav.