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Raining in the Sukkah

by Rabbi Aron Moss

Question:

 If it rains during Sukkos, we don't have to sit in the Sukkah, correct? So why have I seen people who continue to sit in the Sukkah, even when it is pouring?

Answer:

 

Sitting in the Sukkah is the only mitzvah that if you're bothered by it, you're exempt from it. Usually, even if a mitzvah is hard, you have to do it....

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Are You Pregnant? Me Too...

by Rabbi Aron Moss

Question:
 
I was wondering about the Torah readings on Rosh Hashanah. Why do we read about our matriarch Sarah giving birth at age 90? I love that story but I don't see the direct connection to Rosh Hashanah?

Answer:

We are all pregnant. Everyone of us.

Every person has within a life that is waiting to emerge. We have ideas, dreams,...

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What's Wrong with Lefties?

by Rabbi Aron Moss

Question:

 

The word 'sinister' is Latin for 'left-handed.' Many ancient cultures saw left-handedness as a handicap, and would try to "convert" lefties to righties. What does Judaism have to say about being left-handed? 

 

Answer:

 

There is clear proof from the Torah that being left-handed is not an imperfection, and on the contrary can even be an advantage.

 

There was a judge who served in the high court in Jerusalem...

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Is There Family Without Religion?

by Rabbi Aron Moss

Question:
 
I am an atheist. I dropped my faith a while ago. To be honest, I don't feel I am missing anything with G-d out of my life. If anything I am more free. It has made me wonder, if I lose my religion, have I really lost anything worthwhile?
 
Answer:
 
People often make the mistake of thinking that if you...

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