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There are two sorts of rulership in Halacha - "top-down" and "bottom-up". The first is choosing a "G-d sent" position - a King - by a prophet and not by elections, and then populating all the different jobs that "descend from it", down to the lowest level. This is what Rambam means by "positions" - ones that come from the power of the top of the pyramid - ...


I don't think there's any one recommended prayer, but Psalm 30 is a popular one to say for healing. It concludes "You turned my mourning to dancing", which is the outcome we all hope and pray for here.


The piece you quoted from has the answer. The reason it's forbidden to invite a non-Jew to a yom tov meal is because it's forbidden to cook for them on yom tov as the allowance to cook is for the purpose of fulfilling the mitzvah of seudas yom tov (which doesn't apply to someone who isn't Jewish). The rabbis were concerned that in the process of ...


As well as halachic answers, there is this point to consider: It is a very important command, to honour ones parents, in most circumstances. To deny a person's fact of being a parent, at a pinnacle of parenthood (when ones child is themselves becoming married) would seem to be a height of disrespecting them as a parent. Similarly one should also not place ...


I was involved with someone who had the following situation (I don't know the sources involved in the decision, just the guidance that was given. HaRav Tzvi Berkowitz was the Rav being consulted): The father of the groom was Jewish, but his mother was not, and the groom had converted. However, it was not publicly known that he had converted. The parents of ...


only someone whos born jewish or went through a ** VALID conversion is Jewish, everyone else is a gentile, no matter what, so theres your answer **


R. Moses Feinstein, one of the leading twentieth century rabbinic authorities, wrote a responsum (Igrot Moshe Y.D. 2:132) from which we can perhaps infer an answer to your question. The case he was dealing with was where a Jewish man had married a Gentile woman who had converted under the auspices of a Reform rabbi. R. Feinstein ruled that the conversion was ...


One could suggest that wearing a crown for a Jewish king is optional. The Mishna in Sanhedrin 22a lists laws about a king's possessions that one may not use: מתני׳ אין רוכבין על סוסו ואין יושבין על כסאו ואין משתמשין בשרביטו ואין רואין אותו כשהוא מסתפר One may not ride on the king’s horse, and one may not sit on his throne, and one may not use his ...


In Judaism, there are several core figures that Yahweh makes covenants with: Noah Then God blessed Noah and his sons, saying to them, “Be fruitful and increase in number and fill the earth. The fear and dread of you will fall on all the beasts of the earth, and on all the birds in the sky, on every creature that moves along the ground, and on all the ...


He should do acts of charity and kindness. Better yet, he should assist his parents to perform those acts. See Daniel 4:24: 24: Indeed, O king, may my counsel please you, and with charity you will remove your sin and your iniquity by showing mercy to the poor; perhaps your tranquility will last."


Judaism doesn't have a notion of "being saved". What we know is what is required of a righteous gentile. The Rambam (one of the greatest codifiers of Jewish law) writes explicitly (Mishne Torah Hilchot Melachim 8:11) that Anyone who accepts upon himself and carefully observes the Seven Commandments is of the Righteous of the Nations of the World and has ...

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