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Violent Sports
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Q. Many popular sports are quite violent and aggressive. What does Judaism say about this? A. While traditional Jewish sources have certain reservations regarding public sporting events, fundamentally we view healthy bodily activity and friendly competition as constructive. Many noted religious figures are and have been gifted athletes or avid sports fans. At the same […]
Office Boredom
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Q. I sell in a store. When there are long stretches without a customer I do crosswords to keep my sanity. Do I have to tell my boss? A. Your question is very widespread. While many people have a business-only attitude, many see nothing wrong with turning to private affairs during “down time”. Some employers […]
Sweet Revenge
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Q. Is bearing a grudge ever justified? A. Holding grudges and taking revenge are among the most primal human instincts. These instincts have one positive effect; if everyone knows you will hold them accountable for a slight they will be reluctant to take advantage of you. But it also has a negative effect; since each […]
Giving Notice
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Q. I’m not really enjoying my work in a store, but I am reluctant to leave the boss in a lurch before the busy season. Do I have any duty to stay on until he finds someone? A. The usual rule in Jewish employment law is that an employee may quit any time he likes […]
Understanding Judaism – Volume 6
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UNDERSTANDING JUDAISM: A six-part series for individual and group Torah study Sponsored by the Orthodox Union, this unique collection of six lectures forms a complete foundation for the introduction to Judaism together with the workbook by Rabbi Eliezer Gevirtz. Rabbi Blech’s comprehensive view of Judaism will be available to all, from beginner to advanced student, […]
Understanding Judaism – Volume 5
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UNDERSTANDING JUDAISM: A six-part series for individual and group Torah study Sponsored by the Orthodox Union, this unique collection of six lectures forms a complete foundation for the introduction to Judaism together with the workbook by Rabbi Eliezer Gevirtz. Rabbi Blech’s comprehensive view of Judaism will be available to all, from beginner to advanced student, […]