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Rabbi, is it easy being Jewish? I saw your Gateways Ask the Rabbi project on exhibit at the Deutsches Hygiene-Museum in Dresden, Germany. I never really had a chance to ask a rabbi this question before: Is it harder for someone like me, who didn’t grow up observant, than for someone for you who grew up keeping everything? Thanks!
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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?