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Dear Rabbi, my question is: Does a Jew have an obligation to vote in an election? Thank you.

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Is one who makes aliyah required to stay permanently in Israel to fulfill the mitzvah of living in Israel? Or can one who does travel back to their home country often? I have long desired to make aliyah, but I have lots of interests in the United States, including my aging parents, other family, close friends I want to see often, business interests, and entertainment I enjoy. I would probably have to go back and forth quite routinely, sometimes more than once a month. I am thinking of maintaining homes in both countries. I have the means to do this, but I want to know if I can still fulfill the mitzvah of living in Israel this way.

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Dear Rabbi, why is Israel often referred to as “The “Promised Land”? Thanks!

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Why is there an observance of the Sabbatical Year that recently began on Rosh Hashanah? All I know is that we should refrain from working the land in Israel and treat its produce in a special way. Thanks!

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Dear Rabbi: Any words of wisdom on last week’s tragedy in Meron? I am having such a hard time processing it. Like, how could such a tragedy happen on the day when so many people stopped dying? The first thought that went through my mind was, "God, You gave us coronavirus and we weren't together all last year. This year, the rabbis who are Your messengers, said it's okay to be together, and this happens?" I just feel numb and I know the Jews are resilient people and we will make it through this, but I am having a hard time processing it now... Thanks and Good Shabbos.

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Shalom Rabbi. SHIN MEM RESH VAV NUN Shomron has the word eagle nesher or nshar NUN SHIN RESH . Could there be a Remez (hint) here pointing to America? The bald (bare nakedness pudenda nude place) eagle is symbolic of America . Seeing Shomron is associated with idolatry, harlotry, filthiness & apostasy. Seems it's a PERFECT MATCH. I respectfully regard your wisdom.