Question
Dear Rabbi, Is there such a thing as being “too kind” and helpful according to Judaism? Thanks

Question
Hi Rabbi, why did God command for Adam and Eve to not eat from the tree of knowledge — since He knew in advance that they would not obey? Thanks.

Question
Why did G-d put the tree of knowledge in the garden knowing that man would disobey?

Question
When Mashiach arrives, will he erase the history of Edom? [i.e. ancient Rome] I cannot see how his reign on the earth would be attached with the history of the wicked.

Question
Can you give some tips how I can work on my self-confidence? Are there Jewish sources that address this issue? Thank you very much.

Question
Dear Rabbi, I seek clarification with regards to the roles men and woman play in the position of teacher or if you will, preaching the law of Moses and or the Old Testament. I notice throughout the holy writings men were the prominent teachers in the synagogue and in public discourse. Examples: Levitical Priesthood, authors (chosen of G-d), prophets (Debora being the exception) kings were all males. In the Old Testament God used women as judges and prophets. (See Judges 4:4; II Kings 22:14; Isaiah 8:3.) Could you explain as I believe thus far, it was men who should propagate the word. In rare cases women were called of G-d as the exception, not the rule. Thank you in advance for your thoughtful reply and effort. JD Lightner

Question
I’m at an early stage of considering becoming observant in Jewish lifestyle and practices, but something is on my mind that I think holds me back. If I go ahead and follow Jewish Orthodoxy, will I be looked down upon as a “second class citizen” by others who were born observant? Maybe this shouldn’t bother me, but it does. Thanks.

Question
Dear Rabbi, I have two close friends who recently got into a fight over what I consider a very insignificant matter. It hurts me to see them so angry at each other and I would love to see them make peace. Thanks for any advice!

Question
Hi Rabbi, is it a sin to be "too nosy"? If so, what’s the sin’s name? I have a bad habit of being nosy. I think that if I could give my nosiness the name of some sin, I could hopefully stop it. Thanks!