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I only have a secular name from birth but I’m strongly considering receiving a Jewish name also, and go by my new Jewish name. Would you please tell me what I should do? God bless you!

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Dear Rabbi, I should open by saying how much pleasure I have reading your answers which are full of wisdom and good sense. A friend asked me a beautiful question recently: In the future, when the dead are resurrected, won’t the world be surely overpopulated? Thanks!

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I have always wondered: How did all the different races and colors of the world come from Adam and Eve?

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I want to go into business and need a non-Jewish partner to operate the business and receive the profits made on Shabbat. One of my best friends has a Jewish father and non-Jewish mother. He considers himself Jewish because of his patrilineal ancestry, though he knows that Orthodox Jews don’t recognize him as a Jew and accepts that. He is a very nice and honest person and is one of the few people I trust for this. Can such a person be used under any circumstances as a Shabbos goy?

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I have a question not about faith, but about lineage. This whole ancestry thing has gotten so popular as so many are shelling out a lot of money to find out where they came from. But in the Tanach the Jews kept incredible records pertaining to ancestry. Are most Jews still able to trace their lineage way back, or was that just an ancient thing?
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