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User Info: JuliaGillard

JuliaGillard
6 years ago#1
I'm writing a letter to a Rabbi and need some help. First off, is there a more respectful way to address Him versus the standard 'Rabbi'? Secondly, what are some subjects I should avoid? Lastly, how can I convince him that my questions deserve a faster response than other people?
I am not Jewish.
This is for a school project.
I could meet him in person, but i'm female and well you know how that might go.

ps-I'm def not ugly, so perhaps the letter approach is best???

User Info: 2ndSamurai

2ndSamurai
6 years ago#2
I'm an Orhodox Jew. He won't shun you out just because you are not a Jew or a Women. If he does, he is doing a hilul Hashem, and you should ask a different Rabbi.

If you insist on writing, then just call him "Rabbi so-and-so".

As far as topics to avoid, there really aren't any except if it has to deal with his personal life. Remember, he is a human being like you and me, so treat him like one, and he will treat you like one.
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actarus
6 years ago#3
Secondly, what are some subjects I should avoid?
About your weekend activity, traditions vs Scripture,

Ask him how that they calculate the rotation system of priestly divisions in Jewish years. I want to know when the division of Abijah started for the years 3756-3757 (4 BC)
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mercuryink
6 years ago#4
I'm writing a letter to a Rabbi and need some help. First off, is there a more respectful way to address Him versus the standard 'Rabbi'?
Rabbi (name). Rabbi Yitzak Goldberg, for instance. After the first use, simply use the Rabbi (last name), much like you might address a letter to Mr Joe Smith, but then refer to him as Mr. Smith in the letter's body.

Secondly, what are some subjects I should avoid?
Is XYZ stereotype from pop culture true?

Lastly, how can I convince him that my questions deserve a faster response than other people?
By being intelligent and respectful, much like you would in any other letter where you wanted a quick, helpful reply.

If you have a local Chabad house, the rabbi there might be receptive to you dropping by.
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User Info: JuliaGillard

JuliaGillard
6 years ago#5
Please describe what a Chabad house is and what goes on there.

User Info: mercuryink

mercuryink
6 years ago#6
Jewish outreach centers that are run by the Orthodox "Chabad-Lubavitch" movement, but open to all Jews.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chabad_house
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2ndSamurai
6 years ago#7
They are very nice. My town has 2 Synagogues. One of them is a Chabbad one.
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User Info: Icymane_Shado

Icymane_Shado
6 years ago#8
Ask them about Jesus.
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