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Hi Rabbi: I have the following question: Are non-Jews permitted to read portions of Torah (or other honors) during services? I have a friend who goes to Shabbat services nearly every Saturday (for many, many years). He wants to covert to Judaism but hasn't gone through all the steps. (He's actually more observant than most Jews). During services, he is often asked to step-up to the Bema to read a portion of the Torah, hold the Torah, or perform other honors. He politely declines because he's not sure if he's allowed to perform these honors because he is not "technically" Jewish. The temple we go to is very inclusive, on the reform side, and extremely welcoming to all. Also, the number of people who attend on Saturday is usually small -- we barely have a minyan most Saturdays. So, my question is: May a non Jewish person perform the above honors during services? Do different temples have different rules on this subject? Do reform synagogues have different rules on this subject than more orthodox temples? Thank you.

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I am a longtime happily married woman, but I’ve only become observant in the last few years. I’ve been getting severe headaches for several weeks. I went to the doctor who said whatever I do I should not wear any type of hat or hair covering. He thinks covering my hair is causing this and by doing so, I could develop a deadly condition. I have tried all types of hair coverings and none make it any better. What do you think should I do?

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There are some people who do not follow any of the Ten Commandments. How should a rightous people behave with them?