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Hi Rabbi, A friend showed me a verse in the Torah that says: “All God asks is that you do justice, love kindness and walk humbly with God.” I am not Orthodox but am trying to learn about my Judaism and want to understand what would make me a good Jew. Is it really enough to “do justice, love kindness and walk humbly with God” to be a good Jew? Thanks!
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Hi Rabbi, I read that there are 36 righteous people in every generation whose identities are hidden from the world. My question is: Why do they stay hidden? Shouldn't they be in the thick of society as renowned Torah leaders? I wonder if it’s possible that I might be one of these 36?! Thanks for this terrific Ask the Rabbi service which Gateways provides!  
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Shalom aleichem Rabbi Lauffer. Thank you for answering my last question. Poskim in the past have ruled that it is a mitzvah to vote. Would this still hold true in countries like America, where the elections are rigged and one’s vote doesn’t count, chas v’shalom? Thanks.

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Dear rabbi, I am afraid of the current situation of the world because successful eradication of coronavirus is still in a stagnant position. I know the human brain has no power to know what is the next plan of Hashem. But God always punishes many wicked people on earth when He gets too angry. Has the time already come or do we still have enough time to survive? What does the Torah and works of kabbalah say about it? Please reply, rabbi, because I am worried and I don't know what will happen to me.

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Dear rabbi, with due respect I ask you this question: I think that crime (murder, corruption etc.) is increasing day by day. Now, I think there will be a day when everybody will joke at honest people - there will be millions of wicked people and very few, and maybe even only one or two honest people. But, at that time will Hashem save them? Or will they be tortured by the hands of the wicked people? Thank you.

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Hashem shall fight for you, and you shall keep still. (Exodus 14:14) Is it applicable for every righteous person, or only for those people who crossed over the Red Sea at the time of Moses?

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Dear Rabbi, in our country many people torture their parents mentally or physically and throw them beside road or in an old people's home. There are many old people whose children never come to visit them and do not give them any money. I want to help them by making a home for them and provide their basic needs. Will Hashem help me fulfill my plan?
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