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Why do many non-Orthodox Jews come to shul regularly only after a parent's death?
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This answer is solely based on my own personal experience with no Halachic references available. When my sister died I took it very hard. Closure seemed impossible, because of a tangled web of ...

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Does dividing bulk Kosher items make them no longer Kosher?
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The answers already given here discuss the loss of the certifying seal, but miss an important part of the general difficulty around the handling of Kosher food -- Kosher food handled with non-Kosher ...

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Seder advice when with people who aren't interested?
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A few things that can help to engage people in the Seder: Acquire a stack of interesting Haggadot with commentaries in addition to a complete set of identical ones. Give everyone their own unique ...

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Returning after driving someone to the hospital on Shabbat
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To give a real example of the situation that Adam Moshe raised as a theoretical possibility: I was not raised Orthodox (what would now be considered Traditional Halachic Conservative) but I ...

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Do modern Jewish cemeteries separate the "righteous" from the "wicked"?
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At the Meretzer cemetery (the cemetery established by and for Jewish immigrants from Meretz in Lithuania) in Woburn, Massachusetts, USA, founded probably around 1920, there is an aisle separating ...

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PTIJ: What does Cookie Monster eat during Pesach?
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In my house we frown on baking with matza products, and in general dislike "pesach versions" of recipes. Instead, Cookie Monster should look for recipes that never had hametz in them to ...

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Is the title: "New" Testament offensive to Jews? Alternative neutral name?
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I generally refer to it as "the Christian Bible"; while this may not be 100% accurate it's generally good enough for conversational purposes. (Many people would assume that the Christian Bible ...

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Placing stones on a grave
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While not written from a Halachic perspective, the website of a Jewish cemetery organization in Woburn, Ma, USA, includes a story of a personal visit to family graves which includes the explanation of ...

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