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Dear Rabbi Fried, This year we were invited to an observant family for a meal on the eve of the holiday of Shavuot. We’re sort of nervous since we don’t…

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By Rabbi Yerachmiel D. Fried Dear Rabbi Fried, In your last column [May 6, p. 26] you mentioned that an incident happened while you were in Israel that inspired you…

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By Rabbi Yerachmiel D. Fried Dear Readers, Last week we offered you the lengthy comments of an anonymous questioner who was deeply hurt and upset at observing jovial, idle chatter…

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By Rabbi Yerachmiel D. Fried Dear Rabbi Fried: I am experiencing a challenge to my sense of that which is appropriate behavior in the sanctuary, during a Jewish service; your…

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By Rabbi Yerachmiel D. Fried Dear Rabbi Fried, You recently offered two columns in reference to the “Bodies” exhibit in which you elucidated your opinion that it flies in the…

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By Rabbi Yerachmiel D. Fried Dear Rabbi Fried, We have recently become observant, this being our first Passover kept according to strict Jewish law. We never heard about selling the…

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By Rabbi Yerachmiel D. Fried Dear Rabbi Fried, My husband and I have refrained thus far from filling out the census forms sent to us by the government, as we…

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By Rabbi Yerachmiel D. Fried Dear Readers: In response to questions from many, I am repeating this column from previous years with hopes of breathing some fresh air into the…

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By Rabbi Yerachmiel D. Fried Dear Rabbi, I am divorced and interested in remarrying one day in the hopefully not-too-distant future. My ex-husband is not religious and not too interested…

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By Rabbi Yerachmiel D. Fried Dear Rabbi Fried, This time of year, as I follow along with the weekly Torah portion, I have a lot of trouble studying the sections…

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