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I’ve seen people kiss the mezuzah when leaving or entering their home. My question is: Why? Btw, I really enjoy the questions and answers you post in your weekly Shabbat Shalom newsletter. Thanks!

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Hebrew for Elohim אֱלֹהִים אֱ־לֹהִים Is there any difference between the 2 words? What does the hyphen do? If a written document contains either version, can the document be discarded without burial?

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Hebrew for Adonai אֲדֹנָי יְיָ יְהוָֹה יהוה Am I correct that all four words are pronounced Adonai? If a written document contains the name of G-d, it should not be discarded; it should be buried. Which of these words would require burial? If not, why not?

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I heard that rabbis are not allowed to eat at restaurants. Are they able to buy food via takeout? Are they able to just have a soda or French fries? Something that is not bread?