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Q. Which doors need a Mezuzah?

A. All doors of any decent sized room (area of 6’x6′) which we inhabit: live, sleep, work or eat. Exceptions include the bathroom, a barn, rooms exclusively used for storage, or temporary places lived in for less than 30 days. … Read the rest

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Q. I’m used to wearing a Kippa only during prayer, why do some wear it all the time?

A. To tell the truth, Yarmulka (from the Talmudic phrase: “fear of the king”) or Kippa (which means (domed) covering) is not a Mitzvah of Torah or Rabbinic origin (outside of prayer) though the Talmud does mention its importance. Which … Read the rest

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Q. What are those little strings hanging out of your shirt? 

A. Glad you asked. Some folks think my underwear is unraveling and are worried their curiosity might embarrass me. Nothing of the sort. While many Jews wear a “Tallit” prayer shawl at the Synagogue, some Jews wear a mini-version called … Read the rest

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Q: I’d like to wear Tefillin but not up to praying for an hour. Can I?

A: Absolutely! Tefillin and Prayer are separate Mitzvahs (commandments) that are best done together. Tefillin itself shouldn’t take more than 5 minutes (wrap on, say the 1st part of the Shema and wrap up). POT! (Put On Tefillin) – it’s … Read the rest

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