I am an affiliated conservative Jew. I realize that
observing the kosher laws would be a good thing for me to do. Nevertheless,
If I am not kosher, does this invalidate the Birchat (grace after meals).
If not being kosher invalidates a blessing over food, does not riding
in a car to Shabbat services invalidate my participation in the service.
Perhaps it would be better not to do things halfway. Better not to do
them at all? Do you agree? Thanks Bill
on the 30th day after your first born son there is a ceremony. What is is called and what other information can you point me towards. Thanks. firstname.lastname@example.org About me: Ruth Lerner, I am a jewish Long Islander and not practicing. I would like to find a book to add some interesting practices in my life. I plan on getting married in the next year ( I am living with my fiance'), and we do not do anything extra. We celebrate the holidays with our families, and go to cynagague during the holidays (he goes reluctantly). We are not kosher and do not plan on changing.
A question of Kashrut: There is a McCormick product available called Bac'n. It is made of soy and vegetable products. It is marked with an O U but the label says 'bacon flavored'. Is this something appropriate to eat for someone who keeps biblically kosher? (No pork or other trafe products, no dairy and meat together)
I am trying to say Shacharis each morining (alone) before going to work. I have an Art Scroll Siddur and a Birnbaum. My Hebrew is a little slow, and it would take me perhaps hours to recite the 181 pages of Shacharis in the Art Scroll (even skipping those passages reserved for a minyan). How might I find a guide for what ought to be said, and what could be left out? Similarly are there certain passages I could read in English to facilitate speed and others that are better read in Hebrew?
I would like to know which prayers, specifically, a woman says on a daily basis. Not including brachot over various foods, etc. I have an Art Scroll (Ashkenazi), and it is not clear to me exactly which prayers I am to say each day. I appreciate your guidence.
I would like to find an electronic copy of the writings in the Mezzuzah with and without nikud and an English translation (Don't want transliteration). About me: Alan McDonley - Investigating "Does G-d Exist", "Can I be Jewish if I don't know if G-d Exists", "What do Jews think, believe and do", "Is it worth converting (to me, to G-d) if I am not willing to commit to Orthodox halacha". I am a 46 year old male, happily newlywed to a beautiful Israeli woman.
anybody have instructions on how to build a simple Sukkah. I am a Religious
Studies teacher in a secondary school in England and would like to build
a Sukkah with the children.
what are the various customs concerning hair?
Why must there be an eight day waiting period before performing a bris? My neice had her son circumsized in the hospital right asfter the birth. Her mother wants to have the religious ceremony for the bris. Is it acceptable to go through with the ceremony?
do Jews burn their clipped nails?
is the exact halachic reason of burying a cremated body? Judaism is
against cremation, although there are some rabbis, who allows to bury
a cremated body. I would like to know the reasons of allowing and forbidding
it. Thank You very much.