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Q & A: The Plague Of Locust

Question: When the Torah describes the 10 plagues with which Egypt was afflicted, we find the Hebrew preposition “ba” only in connection with the plague of locust: “Vayomer Hashem Moshe, ‘Neteh yad’cha al eretz Mitzrayim ba’arbeh’ – And Hashe said to Moshe, ‘Stretch out your hand over the land of Egypt with locust.” Is there a specific reason for this anomaly? A. Lieb Brooklyn, NY

Q & A: Seder Requirements

Question: What is the minimum amount of matzah a person must consume if he finds eating it difficult? Additionally how absolute is the requirement not to eat anything after the afikoman? Menachem

Q & A: Joshua Marries Rahab (Redux) (Part III)

Question: I am a psychology professor at McGill University who is doing an MA in Jewish studies. My thesis topic is the history of interpretation of the story of Rachav Hazona. In the course of my research I was trying to understand how the Midrash derived that Rahab converted.

Q & A: Joshua Marries Rahab (Redux) (Part II)

Question: I am a psychology professor at McGill University who is doing an MA in Jewish studies. My thesis topic is the history of interpretation of the story of Rachav Hazona. In the course of my research I was trying to understand how the Midrash derived that Rahab converted.

Q & A: May A Girl Share Her Mother-In-Law’s Name?

Question: I am seriously dating a girl who has a similar name to my mother. My mother’s name is Pischa and the girl’s name is Pesha. Since both names arguably derive from the word Pesach, would it be a problem for me to potentially marry this girl? Name Witheld Via E-Mail

Q & A: Purim Se’udah At Night?

Question: Taking into account the fact that one might have to travel on Purim day, may one make one’s Purim se’udah on Purim eve? No Name Please

Q & A: Amen (Part X)

What is the exact meaning of amen and where does the word come from? David H. (Via E-Mail)

Q & A: Amen (Part IX)

What is the exact meaning of amen and where does the word come from? David H. (Via E-Mail)

Q & A: Amen (Part VIII)

What is the exact meaning of amen and where does the word come from? David H. (Via E-Mail)

Q & A: Leap Year Yahrzeit Observance

Question: I just read your wonderful article on which Adar to observe a yahrzeit in a leap year. Would one make a hazkara in both months or only during the first Adar? Thank you for your time.

Q & A: Amen (Part VII)

What is the exact meaning of amen and where does the word come from? David H. (Via E-Mail)

Q & A: Amen (Part VI)

What is the exact meaning of amen and where does the word come from? David H. (Via E-Mail)

Q & A: Amen (Part V)

What is the exact meaning of amen and where does the word come from? David H. (Via E-Mail)

Q & A: Amen (Part IV)

What is the exact meaning of amen and where does the word come from? David H. (Via E-Mail)

Q &A: Amen (Part III)

What is the exact meaning of amen and where does the word come from? David H. (Via E-Mail)

Q & A: Amen (Part II)

What is the exact meaning of amen and where does the word come from? David H. (Via E-Mail)

Q & A: Amen (Part II)

What is the exact meaning of “amen” and where does the word come from? David H. (Via E-Mail)

Q & A: Tzedakah (Part XXII)

Question: When a stranger approaches a congregant in shul asking for tzedakah, should the congregant verify that the person’s need is genuine? Furthermore, what constitutes tzedakah? Is a donation to a synagogue, yeshiva, or hospital considered tzedakah? Zvi Kirschner (Via E-Mail)

Q & A: Tzedakah (Part XXI)

Question: When a stranger approaches a congregant in shul asking for tzedakah, should the congregant verify that the person’s need is genuine? Furthermore, what constitutes tzedakah? Is a donation to a synagogue, yeshiva, or hospital considered tzedakah? Zvi Kirschner (Via E-Mail)

Q & A: Tzedakah (Part XX)

Question: When a stranger approaches a congregant in shul asking for tzedakah, should the congregant verify that the person’s need is genuine? Furthermore, what constitutes tzedakah? Is a donation to a synagogue, yeshiva, or hospital considered tzedakah? Zvi Kirschner (Via E-Mail)

Q & A: Tzedakah (Part XIX)

Question: When a stranger approaches a congregant in shul asking for tzedakah, should the congregant verify that the person’s need is genuine? Furthermore, what constitutes tzedakah? Is a donation to a synagogue, yeshiva, or hospital considered tzedakah? Zvi Kirschner (Via E-Mail)

Q & A: Tzedakah (Part XVIII)

Question: When a stranger approaches a congregant in shul asking for tzedakah, should the congregant verify that the person’s need is genuine? Furthermore, what constitutes tzedakah? Is a donation to a synagogue, yeshiva, or hospital considered tzedakah? Zvi Kirschner (Via E-Mail)

Q & A: Tzedakah (Part XVII)

Question: When a stranger approaches a congregant in shul asking for tzedakah, should the congregant verify that the person’s need is genuine? Furthermore, what constitutes tzedakah? Is a donation to a synagogue, yeshiva, or hospital considered tzedakah? Zvi Kirschner (Via E-Mail)

Q & A: Tzedakah (Part XVI)

Question: When a stranger approaches a congregant in shul asking for tzedakah, should the congregant verify that the person’s need is genuine? Furthermore, what constitutes tzedakah? Is a donation to a synagogue, yeshiva, or hospital considered tzedakah? Zvi Kirschner (Via E-Mail)

Q & A: Tzedakah (Part XV)

Question: When a stranger approaches a congregant in shul asking for tzedakah, should the congregant verify that the person’s need is genuine? Furthermore, what constitutes tzedakah? Is a donation to a synagogue, yeshiva, or hospital considered tzedakah? Zvi Kirschner (Via E-Mail)

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