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Hi Rabbi, what does Judaism teach about what people are doing nowadays by going around with cameras and filming in police stations, city halls, post offices and other public places? They call themselves “first amendment auditors,” claiming to be protecting the peoples’ rights of freedom of speech and freedom of the press. But a lot of people, including me, don’t like being filmed by someone I don’t know. And especially if my picture would be published without permission! Don’t I have a right to privacy? Thanks!
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Can I be a good Jew, and merely follow the Noahide Laws? Also, am I a Jew? Obviously I don't follow the 613 Commandments, or 10, as I'm writing on the Sabbath :) Background: My mother is Jewish, my father is Christian. As a baby, I had first a Bris, then a Baptism. At 13, I received a Confirmation in the Catholic Church. However, this was at the behest of my father. Even at 13, I felt uncomfortable with the Christian core, that God is more than one being, especially three, and haven't believed as such for decades. Also, I never understood the Catholic practice of prayer to saints or asking for their blessings, since the New Testament doesn’t claim their divinity. My reading found that even the Old Testament/interpretation of the Tenakh, is quite clear, there's one God. So, a split into three, and prayer to men, alive or dead, aka saints, is nonsensical. Thank you,

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In the Tanakh, there is a concept of the Holy Spirit. For example: "the spirit of God dwelled on David strongly". Is there the power of the Holy Spirit according to Judaism? Also, is there the power of the "evil spirit"?  

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The mezuzah on the door to my room was put up many years ago. I’m planning to change the case on the mezuzah for a new and decorative one that I received as a present. I was wondering if perhaps the writing on the mezuzah also should be checked when I replace the case. It’s been a long time, but I don’t really have any reason to suspect there’s a problem. Thanks for this wonderful service.

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Can you please explain why, as I have learned in the past, that there are, apparently, TWO First Mitzvah's......I recall learning that Abraham was told that "Circumcision" was the First Mitzvah and then I learned that The first mitzvah given to the Jewish people before they even left Egypt was to sanctify the new moon and keep a calendar" Can you tell me what is correct.....are their TWO First Mitzvah's and, if so, what is the meaning of this?

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Shalom, I have been reading the Mishneh Torah, the negative commandments. I am an artist, and learned to not make any human figure from clay. I am wondering if keeping dolls (since they too are human figure) is also something I need to get out of my house. Thank you so much for your time.