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Dear Rabbi Fried, It’s painful for me to approach this issue, but my brother has recently “come out of the closet” and told us that he’s gay. I spoke to…

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By Rabbi Yarachmiel D. Fried Hi Rabbi Fried, I am e-mailing you several questions about buying and selling on the Internet with regard to the laws of Shabbat: 1) Is…

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Dear Rabbi Fried, I read with interest your recent “Ask the Rabbi” column [Nov. 25] responding to a questioner who referenced Rabbi Adam Raskin’s letter commenting on the subject of…

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Dear Rabbi, What is the basis for honoring a person’s life on the anniversary of their death? Acknowledging the birthday seems like a nicer way to go. Elise G. Dear…

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Dear Rabbi Fried, I am confused regarding your position concerning artificial insemination. In your column of Nov. 4 in this paper you discussed the question of embryo donation and its…

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Dear Rabbi Fried, I have a question about Cain and Abel. If God knows everything, which we believe He does, then He knew that Cain would kill his brother. But…

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Dear Rabbi Fried, Here’s a question to follow up on the most recent of your always interesting columns: In Judaism, which do you consider the more accurate or normative belief…

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Dear Rabbi Fried, This year as my New Year’s resolution I decided to dedicate time to Torah study. Now that I’m back to my daily routine — the car pools,…

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Dear Rabbi Fried, According to the Book of Genesis, God gave man a soul. “And the LORD God formed man [of] the dust of the ground, and breathed into his…

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