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Hi, Rabbi, I am beginning to more observant of living according to the practices of Judaism. Sometimes I find it a bit stressful to do everything, especially with all the other former pressures in my life. Any ideas of how I can deal with this?

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I am Jewish and in the U.S. military. I’m set to be deployed to a possible war zone. My problem is that keeping kosher will be impossible, and I can't bring a year's supply of food with me. Am I permitted to break kosher during time of war?

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Shalom aleichem Rabbi Lauffer. Thank you for answering my last question. If someone asks you "how many people were at shul" or something like this, should one answer, or is this considered improper to answer because we avoid counting Jews? Thanks a lot.

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This is regarding using hair brushes made from boar hair. I read an answer by a Rabbi who said as long as you don’t eat it, it’s fine. But, according to Leviticus 11:8, it says: "Their flesh you shall not eat, and their carcasses you shall not touch. They are unclean to you" Doesn't that mean we are not supposed to touch an unclean animal if it's dead? Isn't the hair part of the carcass? According to the Rabbi, pig’s hoofs and hair are kosher....what? I have never seen or heard that before. Can you please confirm this for me? Thank you.