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Hi JITC- Can I cover my sukkah if it rains? I heard there is something called schlach? Thanks, Aidel Dear Aidel- Thanks for your question. You’ve created a portmanteau of two words. Schach is a mass noun (i.e., a thing whose discrete components are not counted); the roof of your […]
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People have so many questions about Orthodox Jews. If you want proof, just ask Google and see how many searches come up. So who has the best answers to these questions? Orthodox Jews, of course. BuzzFeed asked Orthodox Jews Serach, Tiki, and Yoni to answer some of the most commonly […]
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Dear Jew in the City- Is secular education allowed in Torah institutions? Do parents have any responsibility according to Judaism to give their children the knowledge to be able to make a living and get around in the world? Thank you, Rebecca Dear Rebecca- Thanks for your question. I think […]
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Dear Jew in the City- Is secular education permitted according to Jewish law? Do parents have any responsibility according to Judaism to give their children the knowledge to be able to make a living and get around in the world? Thank you, Rebecca Dear Rebecca- Thanks for your question. I […]
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Dear Jew in the City- I’ve been wondering why matrilineal descent is how people are considered to be born Jewish. Do you have an explanation for it? Sincerely, Cameron Dear Cameron- Thanks for your question. Overly simplified, matrilineal descent means that “religion follows the mother.” A lot of people mistakenly […]
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Dear Jew in the City- Whats with the business of a man being “koneh” a woman and the way the girls father gives ownership to the husband with the kerchief at the wedding? Thank you, Z.C. Dear Z.C.- The first thing to know is that words don’t mean the same […]
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Dear Jew in the City- Whats with the business of a man being “koneh” a woman and the way the girls father gives ownership to the husband with the kerchief at the wedding? Thank you, Z.C. Dear Z.C.- The first thing to know is that words don’t mean the same […]
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Dear Jew in the City- What’s with the business of a man being “koneh” a woman and the way the girl’s father gives ownership to the husband with the kerchief at the wedding? Thank you, Z.C. Dear Z.C.- The first thing to know is that words don’t mean the same […]
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Dear Jew in the City- When it comes to supporting Israel, I see some Jews that seem to be throwing us under the bus right now. On the one hand we are supposed to focus on Jewish unity and on the other, four-fifths didn’t make it out of Egypt. At […]
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Dear Jew in the City- When it comes to supporting Israel or speaking out against antisemitism, I see some Jews who seem to be throwing us under the bus. On the one hand we are supposed to focus on Jewish unity, and on the other, four-fifths of the Jewish nation […]
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