Mystical activity

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Dear Rabbi Weiman, What mystical activities are you involved with? Answer: Well I’m not sure what you mean by “mystical” in this context. Many people think eating, exercising, and working are practical activities, and meditation is a mystical activity. From … Continued

Where do souls go?

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Dear Rabbi, Where does the righteous soul go when it parts the body and where does the unrighteous soul go when it parts the body? Thanks, Yonis Dear Yonis, Thanks for your question. Where souls go depends on many things. … Continued

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

Describing

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Question: Dear Rabbi Max, Kabbalistically is it wrong to refer to God using human descriptions such as he/she, him/her, himself/herself, etc. In some synagogues God is referred to in genderless ways. Why do you continue to ascribe human-male to God? … Continued

Ask the Rabbi Balance

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Dear Rabbi, I am in the process of completing your web site course, therefore forgive me if the information I seek is contained on your web site.  I am interested in a practical approach to personally understanding (experiencing) the power of … Continued

Gematria

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Question: Dear Rabbi, I understand that there is a deeper meaning to numbers other than just a literal numeric value – is there a “quick reference chart” listing numbers and their meanings? something that would be a good jumping off … Continued

Belief in the All Mighty

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Question: Dear Rabbi Weiman, I am wondering what do you believe and teach on women and “their place” in the home, in the Jewish Community and in society? And do you ever have classes on this? Thank you. Respectfully, Diane … Continued

Homosexuality

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Question: I want to know if Jewish people consider homosexuality a sin. I was Catholic but I have not gone to church for years because I am so unhappy with the Church as a whole and the teaching of hate … Continued

Luck

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Question: I have been hearing a lot lately about the “lucky red string to be worn on your left wrist to protect you from evil and to also bring luck and harmony into your life …can you explain this concept … Continued

Shvat

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Question: Dear Rabbi Weiman, I was fascinated by the words of wisdom which you wrote on the Aish website www.aish.com regarding the month of Shvat. My daughter has a bat mitzvah coming up on the 10th of Shvat. Can you … Continued

A Womans Place

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Question: Dear Rabbi Weiman, I am wondering what do you believe and teach on women and “their place” in the home, in the Jewish Community and in society? And do you ever have classes on this? Thank you. Respectfully, Diane … Continued