First house of worship

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Question When was the first house of worship/synagogue established and….and was it commanded by God…or was it something of human concoction? Thanks, Sarah   Answer As far back as Judaism goes (3300 years) it was understood that communal prayer has … Continued

One

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Dear Rabbi, Yesterday, my uncle — an evangelical Christian — engaged me in a theological conversation.  One item that continually arose was the idea that there is but one divine being, throughout the entire cosmos, period. I cited to him that the commandments … Continued

Symbolism of Tree

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Dear Rabbi Weiman, For you, what is the religious significance of a tree as a symbol? Regards Uri Dear Uri, Thanks for your question. A tree as an analogy is used in many places as the symbol of mankind or … Continued

After the Messiah comes

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Question: After the Messiah comes, will the World continue beyond the year 6000. Does the Messiah bring the World to Come, or is he just part of this World, and the World still ends in the year 6000. And if the … Continued

Alcoholism

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Question: Dear Rabbi Max, I have recently been introduced to your site by a friend that I work with. I am a recovering alcoholic/addict. What is the kabbalistic view on redemption and recovery? Bob Answer: Dear Bob, I admire your … Continued

Alien Life

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Question: Dear Rabbi, I’m undergoing a spiritual search and most of the concepts that I know of the kabbalah are what seem to feel right… but there’s one concept that I don’t quite understand : You say that the point … Continued

Clairvoyance

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Question: Dear Rabbi, I’ve wanted to ask someone in your position whether or not you’ve ever read any of Edgar Cayce’s philosophy which developed as a result of his clairvoyant experiences or “readings”. One warning I’ve always taken into consideration … Continued

Conversion

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Question: Dear Rabbi: I for many years now have been thinking of converting from Catholic to Judism, my question to you is this. I hear the argument now in the media and from people in the workplace as well as … Continued

Covering

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Question: Dear Rabbi Max, I loved all your essays. Is there any book in English that gives us the Kabbalistic or in depth reason behind the mitzvot. I am having a hard time covering my hair and wearing long skirts … Continued

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