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BINA Living

Ancient Jewish wisdom applied in a modern world through Personal growth.

This month’s classes:

Monday, July 1
Unity, Tolerance and Acceptance
BINA Living
Starts 7:15PM
Do Jews Cross Fingers?

Question: Is it wrong for a Jew to say “fingers crossed” for good luck? And if so, is there a Jewish equivalent to crossing fingers? I am waiting to hear back about a job interview and need all the luck I can get…

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HARMLESS GOSSIP?

Judaism considers gossip a serious transgression. But what is the definition of gossip? Is it only malicious slander that is harmful to another, or can it even be a casual, harmless comment that is negative?

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Do You Believe in Ghosts?

Question:Can you shed some light on the custom to…

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Good Lying

I heard you explain that harmless lies are also bad. You explained that “truth” is…

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NOW YOU INVITE ME?!!

Question:At the Seder, following Kiddush, the…

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What's Worse Than a Buzzing Mosquito at 3am?

Question:I am emailing you at 3:30am because I…

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What Really Happened to the Firstborn?

Question: I love the Seder, but one thing that irks me every year is the Tenth Plague – the Death of the Firstborn. I understand the Egyptians oppressed the Israelites and I have no sympathy for Pharaoh…

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BREAKING THE EIGHTEEN MINUTE RULE

It is well-known that Matzah is baked very quickly. From start to finish it must not take longer than eighteen minutes…

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Question:Why do the Jewish people seem to loom so…

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I am often puzzled by the following. When someone…

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Question: At Jewish weddings I've seen this dance…

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