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Orlando: Orlando vacations in Dec, kennedy space center, kenndy space center
kennedy space center, kenndy space center, orlando vacations: Chitra, You basically have two choices for beaches. The first is Cocoa Beach and the second is Daytona Beach, They are both about the same distance from Orlando and they take about 1 hour to get there. I would suggest Daytona Beach. You will Take...

Orlando: Golfing Orlando, snow birds, professional course
snow birds, professional course, senior discounts: The cheapest way is to buy the goldcard form: http://www.golfcard.com Otherwise some GREAT discount as various courses is found in the entertainment book. You can buy at a local drugstore or online at: http://www.entertainment.com/discount/home.shtml...

Orlando: PARKING, port of canaveral, little known fact
port of canaveral, little known fact, cruise rate: Parking is $15/day it has recently been raised. If you just come during the day there is no charge. So a weeks cruise rate is $105 A little known fact and it can be a much better value is a website called. http://www.parksleepfly.com But it all...

Orlando: orlando aug. 1st-10th, canaveral national seashore, new smyrna beach
canaveral national seashore, new smyrna beach, desoto state park: There are several local events and activities taking place in August. Here is a good website with a listing of ideas: http://orlando.about.com/od/orlandocalendar/a/08August.htm As far as beaches, if your going to the Atlantic I would recommend Cocoa Beach,...

Orlando: Temperature in Orlando for August, hot summer day, sunshine state
hot summer day, sunshine state, month of august: Florida is hot, that is why we are called the sunshine state, if you dont like the heat then your coming to the wrong place, its like going to Alaska in the winter and not liking the cold. If you can survive a hot summer day in NYC you will be fine in Florida....

Orlando: theme parks in october, disney mgm studios, priority line
disney mgm studios, priority line, halloween time: This will be a great time to visit. Its the second slowest time of the year. The best days for each of the parks will be: (this will make the crowds even less) Magic Kingdom: Tuesday - Friday Epcot: Monday and Thursday Disney-MGM Studios: Monday,...

Orlando: Disney World, seeing fireworks, disney resorts
seeing fireworks, disney resorts, day ps: You were given incorrect Information 1park a day stays open late (rides only) the park itself is open for everyone so no problem seeing fireworks from any park in any day Ps animal kingdom has no fireworks because of the animals Also FYI the information...

Orlando: advice, 25th wedding anniversary, itenirary
25th wedding anniversary, itenirary, port canaveral: Robert.. Answer me this first... what do you WANT to do and see? What are you interested in? Amusement parks? General sights? Will you be staying in downtown Orlando? Throw me some details, and we will get you an itenirary set for getting the most out...

Orlando: weather, watching the weather, weather reports
watching the weather, weather reports, heavy rain: Sorry I missed the question, I just saw it. July and August is almost always 60% chance of rain everyday. Most of the time it won t rain longer and 40-60 minutes. So everyone gets on an indoor ride or take time to eat something. Raincoats would be preferred...

Orlando: florida, seaworld orlando, busch gardens tampa
seaworld orlando, busch gardens tampa, halloween nights: 1. Orlando FlexTickets - •14 consecutive days of unlimited admission* to Universal Studios®, Universal s Islands of Adventure®, Wet n Wild®-Orlando, SeaWorld® Orlando, and Aquatica™ •14 consecutive nights admission to select Universal CityWalk® clubs**....

Orlando: weather in Orlando from Sept 14-21, 2009, weather person, weather in orlando
weather person, weather in orlando, predicting rain: If you look eventually when available for the following week it will probably be about the same weather. This is our rainy season, It normally rains for 20 minutes to an hour a day. Then it clears back up. This will continue through the end of October....

Orlando: weather and parks, poncho, slicker
poncho, slicker, many thanks: Hi, Nicola... October 11th? I would throw some hoody tops in, because it can get a bit chilly at night, depending on what kind of temperatures you are used to.... as for waterproofs? I wouldn t worry about them... if it does rain (outside of a hurricane,...

Orlando: Disney World in January, water parks, disney world
water parks, disney world, time of year: The parks will be completely dead at that time of year. They attedance really drops off around January 15th until end of February. The weather will be cool in the evening and mornings so bring a light jacket. I wouldn t recommend the water parks at this...

Orlando: Travel in March & Transport costs, free shuttle, shuttle bus
free shuttle, shuttle bus, shuttle service: Ju... Weather SHOULD be fine in March... 70 s daytime, 50 s nights.... shuttle costs can be HUGE though, so shop your hotel accordingly... find one with a free shuttle, or you re looking at roughly $20 a day just for shuttle service.... Thumper ...

Orlando: first trip to Orlando, bonnett creek, disney property
bonnett creek, disney property, heith: The time of year you will be coming is a great time of year. I would recommend that you possible look to rent a timeshare as the prices have been really great. The site is called redweek.com and they offer many great places but perhaps the best one for...

Orlando: weather in January, character lunch, weather in january
character lunch, weather in january, cheap restaurants: The weather can range from 40-80 during that time of year with normals during the day in the 70s. The beach is easily doable if you are flexible during that time...No one from Florida gets in the water but the visitors always do. The water might be chilly...

Orlando: orlando weather 3/1-3/7, orlando weather, disney trip
orlando weather, disney trip, light jackets: Karen... I would pack for comfortable and slightly chilly at night... shorts, long sleeve t-shirts, maybe some light jeans... You might run into a bit of rain, but it generally won t last long.... def take some sweatshirts or light jackets for after sunset,...

Orlando: Theme Park Tickets, kennedy space centre, bonus ticket
kennedy space centre, bonus ticket, orlando flex ticket: Aquatica is one of the best water parks out there, it will entertain everyone but it also comes with 7 days at SeaWorld or Busch Gardens either before or after (only one though). I would go with the Orlando Flex Ticket pre-purchased first. You can always...

Orlando: Orlando weather in August, orlando weather, 20minutes
orlando weather, 20minutes, rainy season: Don t worry about the rain in August, it doesn typically rain though 4 out of 7 days though. However, how rain normally lasts about 20minutes to 1 hour and then clears up. You won t have a problem with the weather from rain. For Hurricanes, there was...

Orlando: Transportation, disney marketplace, downtown disney
disney marketplace, downtown disney, wdw: Unfortunatley, there are not buses from Disney to Universal. The best way is to take a cab from downtown Disney to Downtown Universal. It should cost about $20 each way. Mears does a shuttle from Hotel to Universal but its around 17-20 bucks per person,so...

Orlando: family trip, predicting rain, island of adventure
predicting rain, island of adventure, son birthday: Laronda... Predicting rain in central Florida is like trying to guess a coin flip.... my best opinion is to go and enjoy... if it rains, just throw on a light rain jacket and keep on going.... if it s sunny, tie it around your waist and keep right on......

Orlando: Orlando in January 2011, disney marathon, weekened
disney marathon, weekened, crowds: This year it will probably be very busy during that time of the year. New Year s eve is one of the busiest and so is that weekened. Then the following weekend is the Disney Marathon & 1/2 Marathon bringing in anothr 30,000 people running with their families...

Orlando: Orlando Weather, harry potter park, minute showers
harry potter park, minute showers, orlando weather: Elle.. It s usually the occasional shower, unless there s some sort of hurricane pattern coming through the area... but I will tell you this.. be prepared for it to be HOT... and I mean WHOOO HELP ME hot... if it does happen to rain all day, enjoy it.....

Orlando: Eats, sand lake road, signature place
sand lake road, signature place, unfortunatley: Not a lot of choices that are that great. Unfortunatley are signature place, manuels on the 28th closed. or it would have been a no brainer. The Boheme would be the best choice, if not downtown, Victoria And Albert s is top notch, Flemings in Winter...

Orlando: Visit to Orlando, free disney, monorail
Orlando: Visit to Orlando, free disney, monorail, sea world

Orlando: Odd choice of Parks + Belz?, premiun outlets, mall kiosks
premiun outlets, mall kiosks, disney packages: Hey, JP... Yeah, you are not gonna find a package that includes both Disney and the Universal/Sea World stuff... they are competitors... There is a Prime outlet back up I-4 from Disney World, just about at the exits for Sea World and Universal.. when you...

Orlando: surprise 40th birthday in september, universal city walk, heith
universal city walk, heith, downtown disney: It depends on what you want to do. You can get a few days at Disney if you want or if you want to skip Disney I would suggest getting the Orlando Flex pass, this way you can get tickets to Seaworld, Universal, IOA etc. Check it out its a great value if...

Orlando: Time to visit Orlando, cruise rate, disney cruise
cruise rate, disney cruise, orlando disney: Chandy... ANY time after school starts is a good time... Last of September is perfect.. weather is cooling off, and they are starting the Not SO Scary Halloween Party at the Magic Kingdom... I would say save some money and do the cheaper cruise rate......

Orlando: Visit to Orlando, public bus, mears
public bus, mears, bus services: Unfortunately, there isn t any public bus that will get you back and forth efficienly. I would suggest staying at a hotel that has a shuttle or there is a company called Mears that will shuttle you back and forth, but if you have a few people a taxi will...

Orlando: Orlando, roller coasters, fabulous holiday
roller coasters, fabulous holiday, islands of adventure: I ll try to answer all your questions. Sea World takes 1 day during that time of year...2 Max. Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure take 1 day each. However, get there when they open to ensure you get everything done in that day. It can easily...

Orlando: ride restrictions, internet sights, wdwinfo
internet sights, wdwinfo, height restrictions: For Disney http://www.wdwinfo.com/wdwinfo/height.htm For Universal http://www.universalorlando.com/Resort_Information/ride_height_requirements.aspx Ticket prices for UK residents are generally cheaper to get before you come but otherwise Disney...

Orlando: 2 & 1/2 days in orlando, gaylord palms, one day at disney
gaylord palms, one day at disney, bass pro shop: I would honestly suggest you just go to Disney for the days you are here. The kids aren t going to be able to do that much at the Universal Parks. (however, the adults love Harry Potter) Also buying single day tickets is the most expensive way to go....

Orlando: First time to visit orlando florida !, orlando disneyland, redweek
orlando disneyland, redweek, examp: The average temperature in January is right around 70 Degrees or 21C. It can range up to 28C though if you get lucky. A lot of the pools will be heated, I would suggest where ever you stay checked to make sure they heat the pools. Most only turn them...

Orlando: First time to visit orlando florida !, condoes, long trousers
Orlando: First time to visit orlando florida !, condoes, long trousers, secondary option

Orlando: Orlando in late August, newfoundland canada, thanksgiving christmas
newfoundland canada, thanksgiving christmas, raining all the time: First Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years are the worst for crowds. So late August you will miss most of it as the American kids are back in school already. that time of year we will hit 32-33 for a high. It does often rain. But normally...

Orlando: Beach Week for Graduation, disney world resorts, walt disney world resorts
disney world resorts, walt disney world resorts, free airport transportation: Thanks for your question. Sounds like a sweet senior trip! I also graduated from high school myself just last year. Your best bet would be to stay at a Disney Resort, the check-in age at all Walt Disney World resorts is 18, so you should be fine. There are...

Orlando: basic info, westgate, thumper
westgate, thumper, two pieces: Hi, Kevin.... As far as things to avoid, I m not sure if I can help you... never stayed at the Westgate, so I don t know exactly what s near there to recommend or warn you away from... now... as to insights into Disney... I can answer everything you want...

Orlando: best form of transport from orlando airport to port canaveral for six people, orlando airport to port canaveral, greyhound buses
orlando airport to port canaveral, greyhound buses, shuttle buses: Hello Again, Like I previously said, Some cruises have thier own transportation systems, You can also check Greyhound buses like you had mentioned. There are also shuttle buses such as Mear Motor Coaches and Taxi Buses. You should check thier websites for...

Orlando: bus service to hotel?, mears shuttle, hotel la quinta
mears shuttle, hotel la quinta, small suitcase: Hi, Leo... I should think the bus system in Orlando would run to the airport... the Atlanta bus system does, so, with that example, I would think so... You might want to think about using a Mears shuttle. I have used them before. They will pick you...

Orlando: bus service, mears shuttle, kennedy space center
mears shuttle, kennedy space center, kissimmee florida: Hi, Michele... I am sure there is some sort of shuttle service from Kissimmee to the Space Coast... try contacting Mears Shuttle and see if they do it... I wish I had more of an answer for you but I always have a car when I m down there... Thumper ...

Orlando: Disney /Orlando budgets, frozen banana, universal florida
frozen banana, universal florida, disney orlando: Hi, Jess... sorry.... I am just getting back from Orlando myself! LOL...Halloween at Universal Florida!!! I would allot $50 for each kid for souviniers, etc., maybe the same for the two adults... wear a backpack and carry snacks in it, you re okay there......

Orlando: Disney tickets, undercovertourist, disney
undercovertourist, disney: Not much of a discount. Check aaa.com if you are a member. Disney has recently changed the way they do pricing so I would suggest calling them first to understand what you want to purchase. The more days you purchase the less it costs per day and you...

Orlando: Disney vacation, elder parents, disney vacation
elder parents, disney vacation, wdw: hi, Sherri.. Definitely the 21 - 26th... you do NOT want to be in or around WDW during the Labor Day week.. that s like the last big rush before Summer is over... by the 21st of September, the crowds will have faded, and you will have a much easier time...

Orlando: Distance, road contruction, disney trip
road contruction, disney trip, heith: Its about 450 miles and takes about 7 hours. The last part of the trip will be a toll road so make sure you have change for the tolls. Its all highway once you get to 75 south of St. Marys so it should be easy driving. There shouldn t be any major road...

Orlando: disney world, long periods of time, walt disney world
long periods of time, walt disney world, disney vacation: Thanks for your question. Yes, it will most likely be very hot and humid in late August since Florida s long summer will still be in full swing. However, summer is a great time to come down on a Disney vacation. Just make sure your family drinks lots of water...

Orlando: First time to Orlando, orlando trip, hotel motel
orlando trip, hotel motel, onsite: Hey, Iris... You should plan on at least a week for an Orlando trip, and that s cutting it thin. You definitely need to book it ASAP, too... May is getting into the main season down there... Unless you re staying onsite at Disney, yes, you need to rent...

Orlando: best form of transport from orlando airport to port canaveral for six people, co worker, professional service
Orlando: best form of transport from orlando airport to port canaveral for six people, co worker, professional service, trough

Orlando: Parking at Port Canaveral, port canaveral, correct fees
Orlando: Parking at Port Canaveral, port canaveral, correct fees

Orlando: RV Parks, free boat rides, disney park
Orlando: RV Parks, free boat rides, disney park, water boating

Orlando: RV Parks, fort wilderness resort, disney
Orlando: RV Parks, fort wilderness resort, disney

Orlando: should i go to Universal Studios, character interaction, roman god
Orlando: should i go to Universal Studios, character interaction, roman god, disney character

Orlando: I am at fort lauderdale and..., shuttle services, shuttle service
shuttle services, shuttle service, train schedules: I am glad that you plan to visit Orlando, im sure there is a great time in store for you and your husband. Exactly what day would you like to depart for Orlando? Everyday has different train schedules. I checked the Amtrak website and it appears that there...

Orlando: getting groceries, healthy snacks, desk clerk
healthy snacks, desk clerk, water juice: HAve no fear, Caroline... There are several grocery stores within a ten minute drive of the RP.... when you check in, ask the desk clerk for whichever chain you prefer - Publix, Albertson s, etc... they ll get you right to the place... might be easier to...

Orlando: Half day at KSC, private charter service, kennedy space center
private charter service, kennedy space center, best guess: Hi, Jim... If renting a car (the easiest answer) is not an option, then you re gonna have to cab it... and a cab is going to cost you around $50 one way - best guess, that is... unless you can find, through your hotel, a private charter service or something...

Orlando: humidity, meterologist, play one
meterologist, play one, brandi: Brandi... Of course, I m not a meterologist, nor do I play one on TV, but, for the most part, I can tell you from experience that the humidity in Orlando usually stays high through September... By October the 15th or so, it backs down to a liveable level,...

Orlando: kissimmee area, hotelssuites, orlando area
hotelssuites, orlando area, disney world: Your hotel is located in what is called the Disney main gate area. It is an area that caters to visitors to the theme parks. As in any other area that has many tourists, a certain amount of caution is advisable but it is an okay section of town. Here is...

Orlando: Moving to Orlando, renting an apartment, camp grounds
renting an apartment, camp grounds, thumper: Jesse, Personally, I like the idea of purchasing a trailer and moving into one of the long-term campgrounds down there... that way, you and your wife will be together, without a roommate looking over your shoulder constantly... look into some of the camping...

Orlando: mickey's very merry xmas events, merry christmas party, 407 w disney
merry christmas party, 407 w disney, magic kindom: Hi - What your friends are talking about is Mickey s Very Merry Christmas Party. It is what s called a hard ticket event. That means your park passes do not include this event. Tickets must be purchased separately. In don t remember exactly last years cost,...

Orlando: Orlando, water ski park, orlando science center
water ski park, orlando science center, nascar scene: I hope this gives you a different side of Orlando, Prices vary but there are many good coupons available for these activities if you look in current coupon books available at the airport, fast food shops, hotels, and ticket centers. You are in luck the...

Orlando: Orlando area RV parks for long-term stay, desire privacy, rv lots
desire privacy, rv lots, rv parks: Hi, Larry... Personally, I don t know of any long-term RV lots... but I had a thought... I do know tht there are plenty of retirement communities that are, in fact, RV parks... many folks have just pulled in and stayed... The communities are neat, clean,...

Orlando: Orlando attractions, kennedy space center, things to do in orlando
kennedy space center, things to do in orlando, park art: There are many things to do in Orlando. The theme parks will probably be crowded on Saturday since spring break is happening. SeaWorld my be slightly less crowded. But of course all of the parks are fun places to visit. This link -- http://goorlando.about.com/travel/goorlando/library/weekly/2000/aa031300a.htm...

Orlando: Orlando Budget, park hopper, admission prices
park hopper, admission prices, realistic budget: Hi, Nate... First off, sorry about not getting back to you sooner... was out of the country for the holidys... Quick answer - nope. Detailed answer - the way the admission prices are in Orlando these days, you could conceivably go thru $1000 just getting...

Orlando: Orlando in February/ March, park hopper pass, menorca spain
park hopper pass, menorca spain, roller coasters: Thanks for the questions. I will try to answer them all for you. The best places for roller coasters is going to be Island of Adventure at Universal. You can spend a full day there and ride a lot of good coasters. When going to Disney. There are not...

Orlando: Orlando Hotel, tower rooms, orlando hotel
tower rooms, orlando hotel, guestrooms: I attended a social function at the hotel s convention center but I have never personally stayed in one of thier guestrooms. From what I saw the hotel looks generally nice, good location, and probably nice views from the tower rooms. I recommend you visit...

Orlando: Orlando Vacation Budget, kissimmee areas, vacation budget
kissimmee areas, vacation budget, disney parks: Hi again, Liam... Sounds like you have a pretty good plan so far... OK, let s hit this thing strategically... breakfast is taken care of... no problems there... one suggestion, though... get an early start, particularly with the Disney parks... if you...

Orlando: Orlando, theme parks
theme parks: Hi, Anna... Which theme parks do you have tickets for? If I know that, I can steer you just where you need to go! What country are you coming from? I m excited for you!!! Send me a follow-up and tell me what tickets you have, and I ll give you everything...

Orlando: orlando vacation..doubty, augus, sugestion
augus, sugestion, back pack: Hi, Lorena... Yes, you can go into the parks with snacks and drinks... problem is, in August, you might have to choose wisely as to what you take in... the heat can really ruin some things... Definitely take a backpack... keep your snacks and stuff in it,...

Orlando: Parking at Port Canaveral, cruise terminals, port canaveral
cruise terminals, port canaveral, seafood restaurants: There is parking at the port. All parking at Port Canaveral s cruise terminals is paved, gated, and under 24-hour surveillance. The fee is $7.00 per day. The total amount for the time the vehicle is to be parked must be paid in full upon entering the parking...

Orlando: Planning~~, orlando flex ticket, budget money
orlando flex ticket, budget money, lots of animals: Polly, Disney is not the best place to come for thrill rides. They have a lot of interesting rides that you can go on. I leave Disney for Later. Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure is probably your best bet for thrill rides, Then Busch Gardens...

Orlando: pet friendly accomodations in/around Orlando, pet friendly accomodations, hand advice
pet friendly accomodations, hand advice, pet friendly hotels: Hi. Unfortuantley, I don t have any first hand knowledge about pet-friendly hotels. You can find some information about pet-friendly lodging here -- http://goorlando.about.com/travel/goorlando/cs/petfriendlyhotel/index.htm. You might also post your question...

Orlando: # of ppl, merry christmas parade, christmas parades
merry christmas parade, christmas parades, magic kingdom park: I assume you mean the Very Merry Christmas Parade at Disney s Magic Kingdom park. Just like any parade at any of the major theme parks your going to have a very high attendance of people watching the parades and I highly recommend you claim your viewing spot...

Orlando: prices?, vacation expenses, many different types
vacation expenses, many different types, orlando international: It depends on which type of restaurant you are looking for. There are so many different types of dining options that it is nearly impossible to give you an estimate on food. I can tell you that it does in fact add up and is a major part of your vacation expenses...

Orlando: RV Parks, camping resort, rv parks
camping resort, rv parks, rv park: Hi, Mike... Did you hit on this one? http://www.floridaparks.com/cmpgrds/koaorlandoselakewhippoorwill.htm According to their ads, they are only 7 minutes from the airport... Just a thought, though... are you planning on doing any of the Disney...

Orlando: RV Parks, south clermont fl, west irlo bronson
south clermont fl, west irlo bronson, buena vista fl: Here are a list of RV parks in the Orlando are: Circle F Dude Ranch Camp P.O. Box 547984 Orlando, FL 32854-7984 (407) 295-0080 (800) 556-3833 www.circle-f-duderanch.com Disney s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground Post Office Box 10,000 Lake Buena...

Orlando: RV parking at Port Canaveral, cruise ship terminal, port canaveral cruise
cruise ship terminal, port canaveral cruise, rv parking: Hi Lenda, Thank you for your question. I am not an expert on Port Canaveral but I have researched the official Port Canaveral website to find an answer to your question. The website dosent specify exact parking directions for RVs and large vehicles but does...

Orlando: THEME PARKS, disney package, crowd control
disney package, crowd control, disney resort: Hi - If you are staying at a Disney Resort the best thing to do is a Disney Package. These are available to resort guests only and give you unlimited access to every park. There are no such things a VIP s at Disney, every guest is treated the same way. The...

Orlando: Tips on Trip, belz factory outlet mall, astronaut hall of fame
belz factory outlet mall, astronaut hall of fame, belz factory outlet: 1) The best ticket deals are the combination tickets. Here is some information -- http://goorlando.about.com/travel/goorlando/library/hours_tickets/blswtickets.htm. The Flex tickets (toward the bottom of the page) include SeaWorld, Universal and Busch Gardens....

Orlando: Transport, shuttle transport, shuttle services
shuttle transport, shuttle services, islands of adventure: Hi, Brendan... From International Drive to WDW is a pretty decent drive, about 20 minutes or more... It surprises me that your hotel does not offer any shuttle services at all, though... most every one down there does... Where all do you want to go? Some...

Orlando: Transport, orlando international airport, shuttle services
orlando international airport, shuttle services, beach areas: Hi, Trevor... The normal bus fares from Orlando to either of the beach areas are approximately $25-$40 per person. It might not be the best idea to go by bus, though, considering that the drive is so close... You might also ask when you get to Orlando...

Orlando: Transportation to Universal Parks, univesal orlando, taxi dispatch
univesal orlando, taxi dispatch, dispatch number: Hi Sean, Yes, If you are staying at a hotel near Univesal Orlando you should first call the hotel directly and ask if they offer a complimentary shuttle, most hotels near the parks offer this service. However, here are your main transportation options to...

Orlando: Transportation To Universal Resort, lynx bus service, public bus system
lynx bus service, public bus system, orlando international airport: Hello Randy, There are several good methods of Transportation from the Orlando International Airport, in your case I firstly recommend that you directly contact Universal Orlando by phone and ask if they have a free transportation service for Universal Orlando...

Orlando: Transportation, cab fares, disney resort
cab fares, disney resort, shuttle service: Hi, Jen... Hate to say it, but Disney does not provide any type of shuttle service to Universal... I mean, think about it... why would they offer rides to a rival park? Universal doesn t shuttle to the World, either... you will have to grab a cab or rent...

Orlando: Trip, magicard, thanksgiving weekend
magicard, thanksgiving weekend, church bus: All of the information I have about Orlando is contained on Orlando for Visitors (http://goorlando.about.com). You can contact the visitors bureau (http://www.orlandoinfo.com/magicard/) for a visitors guide and magicard. There are some coupons you can...

Orlando: transport, public bus transportation, mears transportation
public bus transportation, mears transportation, trolley bus: Dear Brendan, Im sorry for the late response. You have a variety of transportation options to choose from, especially on I-Drive which is one of the main tourist areas. Here is a brief list for you: LYNX - The local public bus transportation system, you...

Orlando: transportation, mears shuttle service, shuttles
mears shuttle service, shuttles, rp: Hi, Caroline... Most hotels will have shuttles you can catch... seeing, though, how the RP is associated with Universal, that might not be the case... you might call Mears Shuttle Service, depending on how large a family you have, or just catch a cab.......

Orlando: Universal/Disney Area Hotel, days inn lakeside, sand lake road
days inn lakeside, sand lake road, decent places: Hi Cathy, I have not been to that particular Days Inn. Their website -- http://www.the.daysinn.com/orlando06177?sid=AAACEgAAWAAAhMsAAY -- makes it sound OK. The good rate may be due to the fact that it is a little ways away from the Disney parks. Generally...

Orlando: Universal Halloween, tampa bay buccaneers, halloween festivities
tampa bay buccaneers, halloween festivities, sudden shocks: Hi... Great time to be in Orlando!!! As to whether or not the Universal Halloween festivities will be scary for kids... just how good are your kids with horror movies? If gore or sudden shocks really scare them, then Universal Halloween will scare them...

Orlando: should i go to Universal Studios, mgm studios, planning a family vacation
mgm studios, planning a family vacation, islands of adventure: Hi, Chris... On the surface, I d say skip it... main reason, you have four kids between 2-4... they will be bored stupid by Universal! It s a great park for folks over 13 or so, but for small kids, it means nothing... it s focus is movies, and kids that...

Orlando: Visiting Orlando Aug 12th-24th, walt disney area, orlando premium outlet
walt disney area, orlando premium outlet, mall of millenia: As of Sunday morning, everything looks great for the weather. It is going to be hot while you are here. I don t anticipate any hurricanes coming. But if they do you will be in good hands. Disney WANTS to be open, so they will do everything to make your...

Orlando: Weather and hotel, high humidity, 10th august
high humidity, 10th august, thumper: Hi, Ghada... Orlando in August... wow... the phrase here is too hot ... for me, it s WAY too hot, but I m a slave to the old A/C... LOL... truthfully, in August, the temperatures in Orlando are regularly in the mid-90 s and can reach near 100 at the peak...

Orlando: Weather In Orlando August 2007, light summer clothing, thunderstorms and lightning
light summer clothing, thunderstorms and lightning, weather in orlando: Hi Thomas, Sounds very exciting, you will have lots of fun in Orlando. Weather will be very HOT so be sure to stay hydrated, use sunblock, and bring light summer clothing (shorts, sandals, hats, etc.). You may also want to carry a small umbrella because...

Orlando: weather in August, gaylord palms resort, hyatt regency grand cypress resort
gaylord palms resort, hyatt regency grand cypress resort, hyatt regency grand cypress: Hello, No, its definetly not crazy, go ahead and go for it. Here are my top hotel recommendations for Disney and the Disney area: INSIDE DISNEY: ( http://www.disneyworld.com ) - Disney s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa - Disney s Fort Wilderness Lodge ...

Orlando: weather in august 08, disney orlando, honest answer
disney orlando, honest answer, lots of money: August is typically a hot month with the possibility of daily rain. This is actually good, it normally doesn t rain for more then 20-40 minutes. This will help cool down the day. In fact one of the best secrets is to go to Disney if it rains early in the...

Orlando: weather in orlando, weather in orlando, cool drinks
weather in orlando, cool drinks, rainy weather: Hi, Rachael... Orlando in August.... one word... HOT.... you will be dealing with hot temperatures and high humidity... dress accordingly and keep cool drinks and/or water handy... you will need it.. If you are gambling with hurricane season, I wouldn...

Orlando: weather in orlando, weather in orlando, disney orlando
weather in orlando, disney orlando, florida summer: Sorry for my delayed reply. Weather will generally be very SUNNY, HOT, and HUMID! Regular Florida summer weather. And you will also probably encounter regular thunderstorms in the afternoon hours. Hurricanes should not be a factor in your vacation planning,...

Orlando: weather in orlando, weather in orlando, helpfull info
weather in orlando, helpfull info, colored clothing: Thanks for your question! The weather in August is usually very HOT and HUMID, but visually pleasing with lots of sun. Make sure you bring light-colored clothing, shorts, sun-block, and other heat accessories like sunglasses and caps. You also have to make...

Orthodontics: are 12 year old molars needed for braces?, second molars, wisdom teeth
second molars, wisdom teeth, spontaneous eruption: It really depends. How old are you and how long have they been impacted? There could be some spontaneous eruption. There are times when second molars will come into an ideal position but often a little help is needed to get them all the way and in and aligned....

Orthodontics: #8 extraction, braces, root canal therapy
braces, root canal therapy, tooth trauma: Hi Lisa, What I write here are only my opinions based on very limited information. My comments should not be viewed as a definitive diagnosis or any form of treatment recommendation. Indeed, in the ultimate analysis all final decisions, particularly clinical...

Orthodontics: braces, braces, tooth movement
braces, tooth movement, treatment time: Hi Joey, What I write here are only my opinions based on very limited information. My comments should not be viewed as a definitive diagnosis or any form of treatment recommendation. Indeed, in the ultimate analysis all final decisions, particularly clinical...

Orthodontics: braces too loose, braces, wires
braces, wires, flexible: Hi James, What I write here are only my opinions based on very limited information. My comments should not be viewed as a definitive diagnosis or any form of treatment recommendation. Indeed, in the ultimate analysis all final decisions, particularly...

Orthodontics: Chin cup fit...?? headgear, head gear, reverse head gear
head gear, reverse head gear, face masks: Dear Paul, What I write here are only my opinions based on very limited information. My comments should not be viewed as a definitive diagnosis or any form of treatment recommendation. Indeed, in the ultimate analysis all final decisions, particularly...

Orthodontics: Closing the space between the front teeth after RME surgery, braces, space closure
braces, space closure, stability: Hi Chanpakong, What I write here are only my opinions based on very limited information. My comments should not be viewed as a definitive diagnosis or any form of treatment recommendation. Indeed, in the ultimate analysis all final decisions, particularly...

Orthodontics: Labially Impacted Canines, braces, extractions
braces, extractions, expansion: Hi Gail, Thank you for the recent August 2008 radiograph. It really reveals a lot of important things. I was not able to discern which is left and which is right, but I will assume that when I view the panoramic radiograph that I am looking at the jaws...

Orthodontics: Retainers, braces, treatment time
braces, treatment time, impacted teeth: Hi Lauren, What I write here are only my opinions based on very limited information. My comments should not be viewed as a definitive diagnosis or any form of treatment recommendation. Indeed, in the ultimate analysis all final decisions, particularly...

Orthodontics: Adult braces with dental crowns, braces, PFM
braces, PFM, crowns: Hi Charlie, What I write here are only my opinions based on very limited information. My comments should not be viewed as a definitive diagnosis or any form of treatment recommendation. Indeed, in the ultimate analysis all final decisions, particularly...

Orthodontics: Braces and implants, implants, braces
implants, braces, orthodontic treatment: What I write here are only my opinions based on very limited information. My comments should not be viewed as a definitive diagnosis or any form of treatment recommendation. Indeed, in the ultimate analysis all final decisions, particularly clinical ones,...

Orthodontics: Braces metal or ceramic?, braces, metal
braces, metal, ceramic: Hi Dar, What I write here are only my opinions based on very limited information. My comments should not be viewed as a definitive diagnosis or any form of treatment recommendation. Indeed, in the ultimate analysis all final decisions, particularly...

Orthodontics: Broken Palatial expander, braces, appliances
braces, appliances, broken expander: Hi Colin, what I write here are only my opinions based on very limited information. My comments should not be viewed as a definitive diagnosis or any form of treatment recommendation. Indeed, in the ultimate analysis all final decisions, particularly...

Orthodontics: braces on a root canaled tooth, braces, root canal
braces, root canal, orthodontics: Hi Dawn, This is an extremely complex question. I have several close friends who are root canal specialists, and I have discussed this very issue with them before. What I write here are only my opinions based on very limited information. My comments...

Orthodontics: Cause of crooked teeth?, braces, crooked teeth
braces, crooked teeth, exfoliation: Hi Martin, What I write here are only my opinions based on very limited information. My comments should not be viewed as a definitive diagnosis or any form of treatment recommendation. Indeed, in the ultimate analysis all final decisions, particularly...

Orthodontics: Extraction vs Palette expander, hyrax, extraction
hyrax, extraction, expansion appliances: Hi Jim, What I write here are only my opinions based on very limited information. My comments should not be viewed as a definitive diagnosis or any form of treatment recommendation. Indeed, in the ultimate analysis all final decisions, particularly clinical...

Orthodontics: Regarding Ceramic Vs Metal Braces, ceramic braces, clear braces
Orthodontics: Regarding Ceramic Vs Metal Braces, ceramic braces, clear braces, chair time

Orthodontics: incisors & braces, braces, pacifier
braces, pacifier, delayed eruption: Hello Mamta, What I write here are only my opinions based on very limited information. My comments should not be viewed as a definitive diagnosis or any form of treatment recommendation. Indeed, in the ultimate analysis all final decisions, particularly...

Orthodontics: invisalign root resorption, braces, Invisalign
braces, Invisalign, root resorption: Hi Darren, What I write here are only my opinions based on very limited information. My comments should not be viewed as a definitive diagnosis or any form of treatment recommendation. Indeed, in the ultimate analysis all final decisions, particularly...

Orthodontics: orthodontics & jaw surgery, braces, stability
braces, stability, surgery: Hi Kay, What I write here are only my opinions based on very limited information. My comments should not be viewed as a definitive diagnosis or any form of treatment recommendation. Indeed, in the ultimate analysis all final decisions, particularly clinical...

Orthodontics: Regarding Ceramic Vs Metal Braces, braces, ceramic braces
braces, ceramic braces, metal braces: Hi Nabeela, What I write here are only my opinions based on very limited information. My comments should not be viewed as a definitive diagnosis or any form of treatment recommendation. Indeed, in the ultimate analysis all final decisions, particularly...

Orthodontics: radiographer, braces, radiographs
braces, radiographs, panoramic radiographs: Hi Kimberly, In an orthodontic office, the radiographic duties are generally handled by the dental assistants. In many states, one has to be trained and certified in dental radiography before being able to take radiographs. This may involve as...

Orthodontics: Wisdom teeth extractions after braces?, braces, retainers
braces, retainers, third molars: Dear Rob, Thanks for the follow up email. I think the confusion here comes from the word Retainers . It seems what you have is NOT a retainer, but a retainer like removable appliance which is actually moving your teeth and/or trying to achieve...

Orthodontics: APPLIANCE -, partial denture, missing molars
partial denture, missing molars: Hello D, What I write here are only my opinions based on very limited information. My comments should not be viewed as a definitive diagnosis or any form of treatment recommendation. Indeed, in the ultimate analysis all final decisions, particularly clinical...

Orthodontics: doubling on rubber bands, braces, elastics
braces, elastics, extra forces: Hi John, What I write here are only my opinions based on very limited information. My comments should not be viewed as a definitive diagnosis or any form of treatment recommendation. Indeed, in the ultimate analysis all final decisions, particularly...

Orthodontics: headgear for underbite class III, Class III, early treatment
Class III, early treatment, Phase I treatment: Hi Stephanie, You wrote in follow up to a previous question: The last doctor we saw said that it is possible that during his teen years, my son could outgrow any correction that is achieved from treatment while he is young. I must say that in...

Orthodontics: Locked Jaw, braces, closed jaw lock
braces, closed jaw lock, TMJ: HI Katie, What I write here are only my opinions based on very limited information. My comments should not be viewed as a definitive diagnosis or any form of treatment recommendation. Indeed, in the ultimate analysis all final decisions, particularly...

Orthodontics: Normal Alignment or Protruded?, braces, retainers
braces, retainers, skeletal imbalance: Hi Jazzmine, What I write here are only my opinions based on very limited information. My comments should not be viewed as a definitive diagnosis or any form of treatment recommendation. Indeed, in the ultimate analysis all final decisions, particularly...

Orthodontics: nesbit partial, Nesbit, tooth destruction
Nesbit, tooth destruction, support: Hi P, What I write here are only my opinions based on very limited information. My comments should not be viewed as a definitive diagnosis or any form of treatment recommendation. Indeed, in the ultimate analysis all final decisions, particularly clinical...

Orthodontics: Orthodontic treatment using invisalign., braces, ibraces
braces, ibraces, lingual braces: Hi Eric, What I write here are only my opinions based on very limited information. My comments should not be viewed as a definitive diagnosis or any form of treatment recommendation. Indeed, in the ultimate analysis all final decisions, particularly clinical...

Orthodontics: retainers, retainers, missing teeth
retainers, missing teeth, dentures: Hi Pauline, What I write here are only my opinions based on very limited information. My comments should not be viewed as a definitive diagnosis or any form of treatment recommendation. Indeed, in the ultimate analysis all final decisions, particularly...

Orthodontics: root resorption, root resorption, Braces
root resorption, Braces, Endodontist: Hi Lisa, What I write here are only my opinions based on very limited information. My comments should not be viewed as a definitive diagnosis or any form of treatment recommendation. Indeed, in the ultimate analysis all final decisions, particularly...

Orthodontics: wisdom tooth extraction, wisdom teeth, braces
wisdom teeth, braces, extractions: Hi Yasi, What I write here are only my opinions based on very limited information. My comments should not be viewed as a definitive diagnosis or any form of treatment recommendation. Indeed, in the ultimate analysis all final decisions, particularly...

Orthodontics: Behind the teeth braces, lingual braces, advantages
lingual braces, advantages, disadvantages: Dear Sarah, Pardon the delay in the response. I was having difficulties with the initial log ins to this site. I would also like to say that what I write are my opinions only and that in the ultimate analysis all final decisions, particularly clinical...

Orthodontics: braces & teeth roots, root resorption
root resorption: Dear Mr. or Ms. Evans, What I write here are only my opinions based on very limited information. My comments should not be viewed as a definitive diagnosis or any form of treatment recommendation. Indeed, in the ultimate analysis all final decisions,...

Orthodontics: Question, bruxism, Invisalign
bruxism, Invisalign, underbites: Hello AJ I would also like to say that what I write are my opinions only and that in the ultimate analysis all final decisions, particularly clinical ones, should be made by qualified doctors who have had a chance to see you in person and have had an opportunity...

Orthodontics: Teeth whitening prior to braces, bleaching, orthodontics
bleaching, orthodontics, braces: Hi Ms. Jen, What I write here are my opinions based on only very limited information. My comments should not be viewed as a definitive diagnosis and/or treatment recommendation. Indeed, in the ultimate analysis all final decisions, particularly clinical...

Orthodontics: underbite lingual braces, underbite, dental compensation
underbite, dental compensation, slenderizing teeth: Hello again Derek, Again, as always, what I write here are only my opinions based on very limited information. My comments should not be viewed as a definitive diagnosis or any form of treatment recommendation. Indeed, in the ultimate analysis all final...

Orthodontics: cavities, dental cavities, caries
dental cavities, caries, diagnosing: Dear Natalie, What I write here are only my opinions based on very limited information. My comments should not be viewed as a definitive diagnosis or any form of treatment recommendation. Indeed, in the ultimate analysis all final decisions, particularly...

Orthodontics: diastema in a 5y.o., lower incisor tooth eruption with deciduous teeth still present, anesthesia, diastema
anesthesia, diastema, early treatment: Thank you for the feedback. I have read your recent reply and I do not see any further questions. Diagnosing and trying to resolve these issues with out the benefit of photos and radiographs is a challenge indeed. I am sure, as a physician, that you understand...

Orthodontics: RPE, orthodonist, rpe
Orthodontics: RPE, orthodonist, rpe, motrin

Orthodontics: Text Books, jovanovski, dr sarah
Orthodontics: Text Books, jovanovski, dr sarah, tad

Orthodontics: TMJ or hearing loss, maxillofacial surgeon, tmj
Orthodontics: TMJ or hearing loss, maxillofacial surgeon, tmj, hearing loss

Orthodontics: frenectomy, frenectomy, tooth gaps
frenectomy, tooth gaps, lingual frenectomy: Dear Abigail, What I write here are only my opinions based on very limited information. My comments should not be viewed as a definitive diagnosis or any form of treatment recommendation. Indeed, in the ultimate analysis all final decisions, particularly...

Orthodontics: Invisalign - Additional cost for retainers, retainers, fixed retainers
retainers, fixed retainers, removable retainers: Hi Jaclyn, Thank you for your interesting question. I have been traveling and am just getting to your question now. What I write here are only my opinions based on very limited information. My comments should not be viewed as a definitive diagnosis...

Orthodontics: Invisalign, Invisalign Underbite Skeletal Mismatch Early Phase I treatment. Skeletal growth
Invisalign Underbite Skeletal Mismatch Early Phase I treatment. Skeletal growth: Dear Sylvia, What I write here are only my opinions based on very limited information. My comments should not be viewed as a definitive diagnosis or any form of treatment recommendation. Indeed, in the ultimate analysis all final decisions, particularly...

Orthodontics: invisaligns, Invisalign vs. Braces, Class II
Invisalign vs. Braces, Class II, skeletal problems: Dear Tegan, Thank you for your question. What you have is a classic difference of professional opinion between two clinicians. What I write here are only my opinions based on very limited information. My comments should not be viewed as a definitive...

Orthodontics: RPE, Hyrax expander, problems
Hyrax expander, problems, anxiety: Hi Angie, What I write here are only my opinions based on very limited information. My comments should not be viewed as a definitive diagnosis or any form of treatment recommendation. Indeed, in the ultimate analysis all final decisions, particularly...

Orthodontics: Text Books, Orthodontic residency, text books
Orthodontic residency, text books, studying orthodontics: Dear Sara, First of all, congratulations for getting into an Orthodontic program. I know it is very competitive. Secondly, Japanese orthodontics is very progressive, and some of the cutting edge lingual orthodontic techniques, as well as TADS ( temporary...

Orthodontics: TMJ or hearing loss, tinnitus, hearing loss
tinnitus, hearing loss, ringing of ears: Dear Erica, What I write here are only my opinions based on very limited information. My comments should not be viewed as a definitive diagnosis or any form of treatment recommendation. Indeed, in the ultimate analysis all final decisions, particularly...

Orthodontics: teeth grinding at night, bruxism, night guard
bruxism, night guard, night splint: Hi Ralph, What I write here are only my opinions based on very limited information. My comments should not be viewed as a definitive diagnosis or any form of treatment recommendation. Indeed, in the ultimate analysis all final decisions, particularly...

Orthodontics: underbite lingual braces, underbite, dental compensation
underbite, dental compensation, slenderizing teeth: Hello again Derek, Again, as always, what I write here are only my opinions based on very limited information. My comments should not be viewed as a definitive diagnosis or any form of treatment recommendation. Indeed, in the ultimate analysis all final...

Orthodontics: metal allergy & Braces, stainless steel braces, nickel allergy
Orthodontics: metal allergy & Braces, stainless steel braces, nickel allergy, orthodontist

Orthodontics: Minimizing root resorption, root shortening, resorption
root shortening, resorption, orthodontic forces: Dear Gina, I apologize in the delay in answering your question. I was out of town last week end office issues had backed up a little. You do pose an interesting question about root resorption. What I write here are only my opinions based on very...

Orthodontics: metal allergy & Braces, allergies, metal reactions
allergies, metal reactions, braces: Dear Jolie, The concern for allergic reactions is an excellent question. What I write here are only my opinions based on very limited information. My comments should not be viewed as a definitive diagnosis or any form of treatment recommendation....

Orthodontics: Do I Need Braces Again, relapse, teeth shifting
relapse, teeth shifting, retainers: Dear Andrew, What I write here are only my opinions based on very limited information. My comments should not be viewed as a definitive diagnosis or any form of treatment recommendation. Indeed, in the ultimate analysis all final decisions, particularly...

Orthodontics: Orthognathic surgery, insurance denial, braces
insurance denial, braces, oral surgery: Dear karen, What I write here are only my opinions based on very limited information. My comments should not be viewed as a definitive diagnosis or any form of treatment recommendation. Indeed, in the ultimate analysis all final decisions, particularly...

Orthodontics: ortho braces: separtors, separators, pain
separators, pain, emergency visit: Hi and thanks for your question regarding separators. First for the benefit of the readers, let me describe what separators are. They are usually made of rubber, and are circular in shape , much like a donut. Other separators may have other shapes....

Orthodontics: Pink tooth, tooth fracture, braces
tooth fracture, braces, vertical root fractures: Hi Lubna... What I write here are only my opinions based on very limited information. My comments should not be viewed as a definitive diagnosis or any form of treatment recommendation. Indeed, in the ultimate analysis all final decisions, particularly...

Orthodontics: permanent retainers and bleaching, fixed retainers, bonded retainers
fixed retainers, bonded retainers, bleaching trays: Hi Teck, What I write here are only my opinions based on very limited information. My comments should not be viewed as a definitive diagnosis or any form of treatment recommendation. Indeed, in the ultimate analysis all final decisions, particularly clinical...

Orthodontics: Front baby teeth has cavity, overtreatment, overdiagnosis
overtreatment, overdiagnosis, misdiagnosis: Dear Sajid, What I write here are only my opinions based on very limited information. My comments should not be viewed as a definitive diagnosis or any form of treatment recommendation. Indeed, in the ultimate analysis all final decisions, particularly...

Orthodontics: getting braces a second time, Phase I, Phase II
Phase I, Phase II, early treatment: What I write here are only my opinions based on very limited information. My comments should not be viewed as a definitive diagnosis or any form of treatment recommendation. Indeed, in the ultimate analysis all final decisions, particularly clinical ones,...

Orthodontics: Impacted Canines-- confused as to which type of treatment to get (braces or invisalign), false tooth, baby teeth
Orthodontics: Impacted Canines-- confused as to which type of treatment to get (braces or invisalign), false tooth, baby teeth, hind sight

Orthodontics: Letter I Received, business license, lawsuits
Orthodontics: Letter I Received, business license, lawsuits, sales tax

Orthodontics: Gums, gums, frenum
gums, frenum, frenectomy: Hi James, What I write here are only my opinions based on very limited information. My comments should not be viewed as a definitive diagnosis or any form of treatment recommendation. Indeed, in the ultimate analysis all final decisions, particularly...

Orthodontics: Impacted Canines-- confused as to which type of treatment to get (braces or invisalign), impacted canines, iBraces
impacted canines, iBraces, lingual braces: Hello Haniya, This is a follow up to your earlier inquiry. Again, may I repeat the following: What I write here are only my opinions based on very limited information. My comments should not be viewed as a definitive diagnosis or any form of treatment...

Orthodontics: Letter I Received, Braces, advertising
Braces, advertising, solicitations: What I write here are only my opinions based on very limited information. My comments should not be viewed as a definitive diagnosis or any form of treatment recommendation. Indeed, in the ultimate analysis all final decisions, particularly clinical ones,...

Orthodontics: Orthodontic work without xrays???, general dentist, orthodontist
general dentist, orthodontist, radiographs: Hello Danny, What I write here are only my opinions based on very limited information. My comments should not be viewed as a definitive diagnosis or any form of treatment recommendation. Indeed, in the ultimate analysis all final decisions, particularly...

Orthodontics: Does getting wisdom teeth removed mean that I can stop wearing retainers?, Retainers, braces
Retainers, braces, retreatment: Hi Frank, What I write here are only my opinions based on very limited information. My comments should not be viewed as a definitive diagnosis or any form of treatment recommendation. Indeed, in the ultimate analysis all final decisions, particularly...

Orthodontics: braces again., underbite, second opinions
underbite, second opinions, retreatment: Hi Joey, What I write here are only my opinions based on very limited information. My comments should not be viewed as a definitive diagnosis or any form of treatment recommendation. Indeed, in the ultimate analysis all final decisions, particularly...

Orthodontics: bridge vs crown, permanent bridge, incisor teeth
permanent bridge, incisor teeth, central lateral: Tiffany, Can you please resubmit your question. In reading your question it is not clear to me which teeth are being described. Please use terms such as upper, lower, left , right, incisor, canine, molar, central, lateral, etc. I do not understand...

Orthodontics: clear braces, clear braces, metal sleeves
clear braces, metal sleeves, tooth movement: Hi Tasha, What I write here are only my opinions based on very limited information. My comments should not be viewed as a definitive diagnosis or any form of treatment recommendation. Indeed, in the ultimate analysis all final decisions, particularly...

Orthodontics: my daughter, Phase I treatment, interceptive treatment
Phase I treatment, interceptive treatment, early crowding: Hi Michelle, What I write here are only my opinions based on very limited information. My comments should not be viewed as a definitive diagnosis or any form of treatment recommendation. Indeed, in the ultimate analysis all final decisions, particularly...

Orthodontics: permanent teeth coming in slow, impacted teeth, tooth fusion
impacted teeth, tooth fusion, second opinions: Hi Tiffany, What I write here are only my opinions based on very limited information. My comments should not be viewed as a definitive diagnosis or any form of treatment recommendation. Indeed, in the ultimate analysis all final decisions, particularly...

Orthodontics: root canal and braces., endodontics, root canals
endodontics, root canals, braces: Dear Brandon, I have consulted with a very prominent Board Certified Endodontist who I will only identify as Dr. B. I thank him for his input. Please Note: Without clinical exam and radiographic evaluation exact diagnosis of your condition is impossible....

Orthodontics: Tooth discoloration from a spring retainer, braces, retainers
braces, retainers, clear retainers: Hi Brad, What I write here are only my opinions based on very limited information. My comments should not be viewed as a definitive diagnosis or any form of treatment recommendation. Indeed, in the ultimate analysis all final decisions, particularly...

Orthodontics: Tooth Filing Instead Of Aligning, IPR, enamel reduction
IPR, enamel reduction, cavities: Hi Nick, What I write here are only my opinions based on very limited information. My comments should not be viewed as a definitive diagnosis or any form of treatment recommendation. Indeed, in the ultimate analysis all final decisions, particularly...

Orthodontics: bite problems after invisalign, Invisalign, skeletal compensation
Invisalign, skeletal compensation, relapse: Hi Gina... What a super question. As always, can not fully answer this question without a full analysis of good diagnostic and progress records. Therefore my comments should only be viewed as tentative. There is sometimes a difference in...

Orthodontics: bite problems after invisalign, two front teeth, invisilign
Orthodontics: bite problems after invisalign, two front teeth, invisilign, overbite

Orthodontics: Regarding a root canal and braces, root canal, msd
Orthodontics: Regarding a root canal and braces, root canal, msd

Orthodontics: Missing baby incisor teeth, delayed eruption, speech isues
delayed eruption, speech isues, first examination: Dear Rochelle, What I write here are only my opinions based on very limited information. My comments should not be viewed as a definitive diagnosis or any form of treatment recommendation. Indeed, in the ultimate analysis all final decisions, particularly...

Orthodontics: Regarding a root canal and braces, endodontics, braces
endodontics, braces, root canals: Kristy, This is a very complex question. I am still researching it and consulting with another Board Certified Endodontist. I will have a more in depth response soon. Paul Supan, DDS, MPH Board Certified Orthodontist www.braces.com ...

Orthodontics: Removing braces and cost - partial work complete, transfer, fees
transfer, fees, completion of treatment: What I write here are only my opinions based on very limited information. My comments should not be viewed as a definitive diagnosis or any form of treatment recommendation. Indeed, in the ultimate analysis all final decisions, particularly clinical ones,...

Orthodontics: metal allergies/reactions, candida overgrowth, suspisions
Orthodontics: metal allergies/reactions, candida overgrowth, suspisions, leaky gut

Orthodontics: metal allergies/reactions, reaction, hypersensitivities adhesive
reaction, hypersensitivities adhesive, titanium: What I write here are only my opinions based on very limited information. My comments should not be viewed as a definitive diagnosis or any form of treatment recommendation. Indeed, in the ultimate analysis all final decisions, particularly clinical ones,...

Orthodontics: My retainer, retainers, braces
retainers, braces, root fractures: This is a very difficult question to answer without the benefit of radiographs and a past dental history. Teeth which have had root canals are more fragile, and an orthodontic retainer worn at night can be putting slight pressures on the teeth. Anatomically,...

Orthodontics: Removal of Pre-Molar Teeth., Braces, teeth extraction
Braces, teeth extraction, retainers: I am not an orthodontist; I am an author/engineer who has researched many aspects of orthodontic treatment. However, to address both parts of your question: 1) I have never heard of a tooth extraction (or leaving teeth as they are) causing any problem to eyesight,...

Orthodontics: Timing for Separators, hyrax, hygiene separators
hyrax, hygiene separators, braces.com: Hi Stephanie, You have a relatively simple question so I will reply with a fairly straight forward answer. The time frame is quite all right. First of all the expander likely will need to be custom fabricated in a laboratory based on the impression your...

Orthodontics: Allergic to retainer?, Braces, allergies
Braces, allergies, hypoallergenic: Dear Joelle, Thank you for sending in a very interesting question. I am a Board Certified Orthodontist, and my wife is Board Certified in Dermatology, Pathology, and Dermato-Pathology. I have given your question a great deal of thought. I have a lot of...

Orthodontics: Allergic to retainer?, allergy testing, swollen lips
Orthodontics: Allergic to retainer?, allergy testing, swollen lips, denture cleaner

Orthodontics: Frenectomy, braces.com, frenectomy
braces.com, frenectomy, medical coding: Dear Carol, I think a diagnosis is a diagnosis, but what I think you mean to ask is whether it is coded as a medical or dental entry. There are many procedures which can be coded either way. For example, for doctors who treat jaw joint issues ( temporo-mandibular...

Orthodontics: Re: Supernumerary teeth., hyperdontia, braces.com
hyperdontia, braces.com: Dear Sam, I recently visited a University dental school and asked a faculty member with more than 35 years of experience about supernumerary teeth. In the US the general term hyperdontia can be used to describe a general condition of one or more supernumerary...

Orthodontics: jaw snap, TMJ, night splints
TMJ, night splints, teeth grinding: Hello John. This may be a jaw problem generally called TMJ, which often presents itself with night-time teeth/jaw movement. I would definitely see a dentist first, because it s possible the solution is for you to wear a simple, clear plastic night splint...

Orthodontics: retainers, retainers, retention
retainers, retention, DHAT: Dear Kayeigh, I shall be combining this response with your earlier question which was basically identical. This is an extremely important topic and deserves a very in depth answer. What I write here are only my opinions based on very limited information....

Orthodontics: Teeth structure reg, bruxism, braces.com
bruxism, braces.com, teeth shifting: Dear Nitish, I am glad that your teeth have apparently remained healthy. Indeed, the shifting which you describe is not uncommon. What I write here are only my opinions based on very limited information. My comments should not be viewed as a definitive...

Orthodontics: Wisdon teeth removal and orthodontic care, Wisdom teeth, extractions
Wisdom teeth, extractions, orthdontics: Have you contacted your medical insurance carrier? Extraction of compacted wisdom teeth may go through as a surgical procedure to correct facial pain. Otherwise, I would check with other dentists and oral surgeons to see if they can rewrite the diagnosis as...

Orthodontics: extraction vs expansion, crossbites, extractions
crossbites, extractions, braces.com: Hello Lavinia, What I write here are only my opinions based on very limited information. My comments should not be viewed as a definitive diagnosis or any form of treatment recommendation. Indeed, all final decisions, particularly clinical ones, should...

Orthodontics: fixed retainer, reatainers, braces
reatainers, braces, bonded: Hello Kacie ! What I write here are only my opinions based on very limited information. My comments should not be viewed as a definitive diagnosis or any form of treatment recommendation. Indeed, all final decisions, particularly clinical ones, should...

Orthodontics: herbst, Herbst,
Herbst, , braces: Hello Erin, You asked: ok so i just got a herbst thingy and i can not eat anything but soup and yougurt ect... is there a way to speed up the process so i can eat normal foods??? and how do i brush this thing???? What I write here are only...

Orthodontics: top and bottom teeth collision, Class III, underbite
Class III, underbite, crossbite: You wrote: --SNIP-- Recently a new phenomenon has been occurring in my mouth. When walking and talking at the same time (and increasingly when sedentary) my top front teeth feel like they are about to hit or go behind my bottom front teeth. This causes...

Orthodontics: widening of teeth, Expansion, Surgical expansion
Expansion, Surgical expansion, Class III: Hello Charlie, What I write here are only my opinions based on very limited information. My comments should not be viewed as a definitive diagnosis or any form of treatment recommendation. Indeed, in the ultimate analysis all final decisions, particularly...

Orthodontics: Braces, stability, compromised treatment
stability, compromised treatment, limited treatment: Hello Lucy, What I write here are only my opinions based on very limited information. My comments should not be viewed as a definitive diagnosis or any form of treatment recommendation. Indeed, all final decisions, particularly clinical ones, should...

Orthodontics: Establishing intercanine width, Relapse, inter canine width
Relapse, inter canine width, stability: Hello Maha, This is the sort of question often asked in research seminars in Orthodontic graduate programs. Establishing or measuring the width is not the problem, it is what, if anything, that one can do about it as part of the orthodontic treatment....

Orthodontics: Facial And Bite Collapsed, facial collpase, deep bite
facial collpase, deep bite, relapse: Hi Patty, Wow...what an interesting and complex question. What I write here are only my opinions based on very limited information. My comments should not be viewed as a definitive diagnosis or any form of treatment recommendation. Indeed, all final...

Orthodontics: invisalign, intrusion, braces.com
intrusion, braces.com, Gelp Appliance: Hi Jack, What an interesting question you ask. What I write here are only my opinions based on very limited information. My comments should not be viewed as a definitive diagnosis or any form of treatment recommendation. Indeed, all final decisions,...

Orthodontics: Orthodontic residency program, first year orthodontic education, residency
first year orthodontic education, residency: Dear Maha, Congratulations on your new opportunity. This sounds wonderful ! I am an orthodontist in private practice. I am not on the faculty at a University. I am therefore NOT sure I can answer your question of : what knowledge I should grab basically...

Orthodontics: Invisalign causing clinching and neck pain, grinding my teeth, invisaligns
Orthodontics: Invisalign causing clinching and neck pain, grinding my teeth, invisaligns, couple weeks

Orthodontics: Invisalign causing clinching and neck pain, TMJ, bruxism
TMJ, bruxism, braces.com: Hello Debra, What I write here are only my opinions based on very limited information. My comments should not be viewed as a definitive diagnosis or any form of treatment recommendation. Indeed, all final decisions, particularly clinical ones, should...

Orthodontics: orthodontic, incisors, Invisalign
incisors, Invisalign, limited treatment: Dear Andrew, Thank you for writing. What I write here are only my opinions based on very limited information. My comments should not be viewed as a definitive diagnosis or any form of treatment recommendation. Indeed, all final decisions, particularly...

Orthodontics: underbite, orthognathic surgery, braces.com
orthognathic surgery, braces.com, treatment time: Hi John, Wow...what a tough tough question to answer, because Class III Surgical Orthognathic cases are some of the most difficult challenges to treat and manage. What I write here are only my opinions based on very limited information. My comments should...

Orthodontics: Allergic Reaction to Retainer, allergies, braces.com
allergies, braces.com, latex: Hi Liz, Pardon this very very short answer... I am about to leave for a trip out of the country and I see your email question just came in. Briefly, in my 31 years of experience in dentistry, I indeed have seen numerous reactions. I have a special interest...

Orthodontics: Allergic Reaction to Retainer
Orthodontics: Allergic Reaction to Retainer

Orthodontics: New braces, underbite, occlusal buildup
underbite, occlusal buildup, braces.com: Hello John, Pardon my late answer John..I have been out of town. I have braces myself and I can tell you that I so understand the issue of having difficulties biting down. You noted that: My question now is how do I eat? My teeth do not touch so...

Orthodontics: braces, braces, retainers
braces, retainers, headgear: I m not an orthodontist but I provide resource information on various aspects of this field. I would get a second opinion. I think the use of headgear is rare with adults, although wearing it at night (the usual) is not as bad as it looks, according to my...

Orthodontics: Midline diastema, diastema, braces.com
diastema, braces.com, space closure: Dear Madhvendra, Thank you for your question. Your situation is a very common and affects many people. What I write here are only my opinions based on very limited information. My comments should not be viewed as a definitive diagnosis or any form of...

Orthodontics: Permanent retainer, retainers, reactions
retainers, reactions, allergies: Dear Kathie, My apologies for what seems like a delay. I actually answered your inquiry about a week ago but it apparently did not upload. You allergy concerns were as I recall were very interesting, because I consulted my wife, a dermatologist, about...

Orthodontics: Wisdom Teeth removal and pain after, braces.com, infection control
braces.com, infection control, wisdom teeth: Dear Anoop, I can not answer this question, as it is best directed an an oral surgeon. Wisdom teeth removal is a surgical procedure, not an orthodontic one. As always, what I write here are only my opinions based on very limited information. My comments...

Orthodontics: Expansion vs. Extraction, Evidence Based Dentistry, Congenitally missing lateral incisors
Evidence Based Dentistry, Congenitally missing lateral incisors, braces.com: Hello Todd, Thank you for a submitting a very profound and interesting question. As a Counselor of the Law, I am sure you can appreciate the following boilerplate. What I write here are only my opinions based on very limited information. My comments...

Orthodontics: Large Canines, dental therapist, braces.com
dental therapist, braces.com, esthetics: Hello Josephine, What I write here are only my opinions based on very limited information. My comments should not be viewed as a definitive diagnosis or any form of treatment recommendation. Indeed, all final decisions, particularly clinical ones,...

Orthodontics: need your openion, Orthodontics, dental public health
Orthodontics, dental public health, braces: Hello Laura, Again congratulations on your acceptance into a graduate program to study Orthodontics. I understand your hesitation and concerns about committing to a program which may not quite be your cup of tea. I know a lot of people will go into a...

Orthodontics: Palatal Expanders, braces, expander
braces, expander, extraction: I generally answer braces-lifestyle questions, not medical (I m not an orthodontist or dentist but the author of braces-friendly cookbooks) but I can give you what I was told regarding our daughter who was 8 at the time. Our orthodontist said that orthodontists/dentists...

Orthodontics: Braces?, Invisalign, clear retainers
Invisalign, clear retainers, braces.com: Hello Shirley, What I write here are only my opinions based on very limited information. My comments should not be viewed as a definitive diagnosis or any form of treatment recommendation. Indeed, all final decisions, particularly clinical ones, should...

Orthodontics: braces, thirds molars, braces.com
thirds molars, braces.com, braces: Hello Elsa, What I write here are only my opinions based on very limited information. My comments should not be viewed as a definitive diagnosis or any form of treatment recommendation. Indeed, all final decisions, particularly clinical ones, should...

Orthodontics: about braces, braces, expanders
braces, expanders, quadhelix: Hi Marcy, Wow...the cbb/mbb :: This really has me also confused. The report basically outlines 1) ins exp nance, bihelix ; I believe that this means insert an expansion Nance bihelix appliance. This is an expansion appliance which is not removable...

Orthodontics: panorex, HYRAX, extractions
HYRAX, extractions, braces: Hi Dawn, I apologize for the delay. I was hoping to show this to a colleague but he has been unavailable. the recent Panorex is a little dark, so that did limit its usefulness. Nevertheless... first the following... What I write here are only my...

Orthodontics: canine teeth, impacted canines, surgery
impacted canines, surgery, braces: Hi Whitney, WOW... this is an excellent question, and I have treated many so called impacted canine cases over the years. None is ever very easy. What I write here are only my opinions based on very limited information. My comments should not be viewed...

Orthodontics: Essix / hawley retainer materials, essex, allergies
essex, allergies, acrylic: Hi Tammy, I just received your question as I was out of town in Chicago for the past week. Allow me a little to better research this because you are asking some very product specific questions. I would like to answer using the latest most accurate information...

Orthodontics: Essix / hawley retainer materials, chemical composition, types of retainers
Orthodontics: Essix / hawley retainer materials, chemical composition, types of retainers, toxicity

Orthodontics: Retainer, braces, lost retainer
braces, lost retainer, didn't wear my retainer: Hi Michelle - You re not alone! There s an entire web forum you should check out on this topic. It s called Didn t Wear My Retainer - What Now? (http://www.topix.net/forum/health/orthodontics/T4LIC86MO60GJCSIE/p10). There are currently 195 posts! You can...

Orthodontics: Retainer/expanders worn 24/7, deep bite, expander
deep bite, expander, retainer second phase: Dear Vivian, I actually answered your question a few days ago but it did not go through. So, let me have at it again. As I mentioned earlier, what I write here are only my opinions based on very limited information. My comments should not be viewed...

Orthodontics: retainers, braces, retainers
braces, retainers, teeth gaps: You don t say how much time has gone by since your braces came off, but there s still hope! Do you still have your retainer? I m not an orthodontist, but I ve heard that many people have had success starting up with that again. You can try putting that on,...

Orthodontics: trutain retainer, incisor reduction, IPR
incisor reduction, IPR, crowding: Hello Nancy, Well..again as before let me simply say.. what I write here are only my opinions based on very limited information. My comments should not be viewed as a definitive diagnosis or any form of treatment recommendation. Indeed, all final...

Orthodontics: Is it worth my time and money, braces, adult braces
braces, adult braces, retainers: I m not an orthodontist (sorry, thanks for the assumption - I provide resource information about all aspects of life in braces) but...I would first get an opinion from an orthodontist, who has two to three years training beyond regular dentistry. I tend to...

Orthodontics: Adult in Braces - Prosthodontist, veneers, braces
veneers, braces, bonding: Hi Brittany, Wow, what a hard question. I have spent some extra time asking around at several other doctor s offices in order to better answer your questions. I am afraid I am not really that expert at financial reimbursement and insurance coverage...

Orthodontics: Braces, american association of orthodontists, association of orthodontists
american association of orthodontists, association of orthodontists, orthodontist: That s great the dentist could put the tooth back. An orthodontist would be able to tell you what he or she can do, so that is the next step. I m sorry I can t find an orthodontist for you, but I m sure if you ask the dentist, someone at that office can recommend...

Orthodontics: Ortho inquiry, retainers, retention
retainers, retention, fixed wires: Hello F, You make a very interesting comment. There are no treatment or retention methods which will completely guarantee that orthodontically treated teeth will not relapse. One of my best professors used to often say that the final orthodontic wire is...

Orthodontics: swollen gums, braces, swollen gums
braces, swollen gums: I m not an orthodontist but I provide resource information on various aspects of the field. I ve heard that the Waterpik is very good for improving gum health. I ve also had experience where my daughter s slightly-swollen gums did much better after using a...

Orthodontics: 8 year old... Palette Expansion or Baby Tooth Removal, orthodontics, braces
orthodontics, braces, palatal expanders: Hi David. I m not an orthodontist - I provide resource information on various aspects of the field - but I had both teen and adult braces and my three daughters have had braces (including one with an expander). My stream of thought is: these days, most orthodontists...

Orthodontics: Midline discrepancy after two years of braces, midline shift, braces
midline shift, braces: Hi Tania, Thank you for an interesting question....namely midline discrepancies. My goodness, in looking at your initial problem list prior to treatment, I do hope you fully realize how difficult a case you present to your orthodontist. Class III cases...

Orthodontics: best time to begin wearing reverse pull headgear, face mask retraction head gear, reverse headgear
face mask retraction head gear, reverse headgear, hyrax: Hi Phyl, You have posed a classic question which undergoes much debate in the orthodontic community. The situation which you describe is an extremely difficult orthodontic challenge. let us break it down into components. The crowding of the teeth which...

Orthodontics: Braces, braces, teen braces
braces, teen braces, eating with braces: Hi Nikki. That s fantastic you are going to be improving your smile and your health at the same time (having a full set of teeth with a proper bite makes them easier to clean - good for so many reasons!) Last question first: usually you can get clear/ceramic...

Orthodontics: Eye tooth help, braces, orthodontics
braces, orthodontics, dental school: I m not an orthodontist - I provide resource information on various aspects of this field - but my reaction is that the professionals you have consulted are correct, that braces are needed to correct this problem. Do you live anywhere near a dental college?...

Orthodontics: best time to begin wearing reverse pull headgear, mouth breather, underbite
Orthodontics: best time to begin wearing reverse pull headgear, mouth breather, underbite, maxilla

Orthodontics: Palatal Expanders over expanded, braces, expander
braces, expander, palatal expander: I m not an orthodontist but I provide resource information on various aspects of the subject. I strongly suggest you get copies of all your records and bring them to at least two other orthodontists for a consultation. You deserve to have the best results...

Orthodontics: Bottom braces with no wire on right side., braces, arch wire
braces, arch wire, brackets: I m not an orthodontist - I provide resource information on various aspects of the field - but having had braces as both a teen and an adult (and having three of my own teens wear them), here s my thought. The orthodontist generally needs to move all of your...

Orthodontics: Should I get braces for a 2nd time?, braces, orthodontics
braces, orthodontics, expander: Hi! First, I m not an orthodontist - I provide resource information on various aspects of this field. But, it seems to me that just wear the retainer is not a sufficient answer here. Two thoughts: the new website of the American Association of Orthodontists...

Orthodontics: Can braces bring two teeth out?, braces, cross-bite
braces, cross-bite, orthodontics: Generally yes. I m not an orthodontist - I provide resource information on various aspects of this field - but cross-bites can also be addressed. Make appointments at several orthodontists and learn about the different treatment options available with the...

Orthodontics: Can braces bring two teeth out?, orthodontics, braces
orthodontics, braces, bite problems: The answer generally is yes. I am not an orthodontist - I provide resource information on various aspects of this field - but there are many options in today s orthodontic tool box that could work on the specifics of your case. Go have several orthodontists...

Orthodontics: Braces and canines, canines, crown root ratios
canines, crown root ratios, braces: Dear Jose, I suppose what you can get done and what you should get done may be two different things. I would very very much check with your dentist or orthodontist to see what wiggle room, if any, you may have for fulfilling this request. Please remember...

Orthodontics: Swollen gums and retainer, orthodontist, retainer
Orthodontics: Swollen gums and retainer, orthodontist, retainer, gums

Orthodontics: Jaw, TMJ, pain
TMJ, pain, jaw joint: Hi Randy, This is a really very deep question. The area of TMJ is much akin to specilaists answering question about head aches or lower back pain. There are so many answers to questions in an area that often is very grey and murky indeed. When the jaw...

Orthodontics: Palette Expander for 9 yr old, palatal expander, general dentist
palatal expander, general dentist, orthodontist: Hi Jen, As you know, all Orthodontists are dentists first. A dentist who then pursues additional specialty residency training then can call him/herself a specialist in Periodontics, Orthodontics, etc. Orthodontic care can however be quite capably provided...

Orthodontics: Swollen gums and retainer, braces, retainers
braces, retainers, swelling: First, I m not an orthodontist but I provide resource information on various aspects of the field. However, having had braces myself as a teen and again three years ago as an adult, and having had my three teens go through braces in recent years, my opinion...

Orthodontics: Metal Allergy Symptoms, adhesives, reactions
adhesives, reactions, retainers: Dear Darlene, Thank you for your response. The idea of looking at all the subtle possible contributors is a good strategy. I have consulted with a Board Certified Dermatologist who is also Board Certified in Dermatopathology. Did you find out whether there...

Orthodontics: adult braces, braces, orthodontics
braces, orthodontics, baby teeth: I am not an orthodontist (I provide resource information on various aspects of the field). However, I would make the time to get at least one more consultation. Many people get four or five, so this is not unusual. Personally, over the years I ve heard more...

Orthodontics: INVISALIGN, Invisalign, midlines
Invisalign, midlines, problems: Hello Lucy Thank you for sending in an excellent question. I will answer this the best I can given that I do not have your records and photos. When one is asked to review or evaluate treatment, to be fair to all the doctors and the patient, records do...

Orthodontics: Orthodontic Movement due to Tight Crown, crowns, periodontal depths
crowns, periodontal depths, remodeling: Hello Ed, Pardon the delay as I checked with two other specialists on this to get a better sense of how to respond. There are many many potential factors going on here, and I am further hindered by a lack of photos or radiographs (xrays). Nevertheless,...

Orthodontics: spacers, braces, orthodontics
braces, orthodontics, spacers: I assume you have a new orthodontist. This person should be alerted immediately to the fact that a spacer is still there. I am not an orthodontist (I provide resource information on various aspects of this field) but I have had braces both as a teen and as...

Orthodontics: Clarifying earlier question, tmj, braces.com
tmj, braces.com, braces: Hi Michael, It is nice to hear from you again. I have thought about your comment. Might it be possible that by keeping your tongue back, and in effect forcing your jaw therefore to be slightly more propped open, that you may in fact be treating or at...

Orthodontics: Molar Bands, Pain, furcas, dental pain
furcas, dental pain, bands: Dear Victoria, There are so many potential sources of pain here, that I am simply going to present a list. Without more information it will be hard to narrow things down much. The fact that pain occurs AFTER you eat may point to the fact that there...

Orthodontics: Spring Retainers, braces, retainers
braces, retainers, orthodontics: I ve looked into this a bit - I m not an orthodontist, but I try to provide resource information on various aspects of this field. From what I ve read, a spring retainer can indeed help to re-straighten the front 6 teeth (they call them the social-six) without...

Orthodontics: 6 month smiles, doing internet research, adult braces
doing internet research, adult braces, least five years: Thanks for asking. I do not have any stories, good or bad, on this topic, though I think the procedure has been around for at least five years. However, to me, a two-day training procedure on something so important/reasonably permanent with respect to your...

Orthodontics: braces, braces, orthodontics
braces, orthodontics, alignment: I m not an orthodontist but I provide resource information on various aspects of this field. I think you should have quite a discussion with the orthodontist (make an appointment). Sometimes during the process, the way teeth line up looks odd, but is only...

Orthodontics: Braces to pull back upper teeth, braces.com, protrusion
braces.com, protrusion, Bolton Analysis: Hi Jannet, You pose a very difficult clinical situation. I would agree with your current orthodontist that moving all the teeth backwards would really be impractical. In fact, depending on the skeletal profile measurements made by a lateral cephalogram,...

Orthodontics: Regarding braces after putting crown, braces, brackets
braces, brackets, crowns: Hello Aswin. I m not an orthodontist but I provide resource information on various aspects of this field. I also had braces recently at age 52 and I have six crowns. Braces will work on teeth with crowns. What I was told, was that you can have the small brackets...

Orthodontics: Becoming an Orthodontist., orthodontics, business
orthodontics, business, orthodontic professional organizations: Sorry - thought I answered this last week. I m not an orthodontist (I provide resource information on various aspects of this field) but I would suggest networking with as many professional groups as you can. In the States we have the American Association...

Orthodontics: Becoming an Orthodontist., orthodontics, professional dentistry
orthodontics, professional dentistry, orthodontic case management: I suggest you send this question to one of the orthodontics groups on LinkedIn, which would be a good way to network anyway. I m not an orthodontist - I supply resource information on various aspects of the field. You ll probably do fine once you find a system...

Orthodontics: braces, braces.com, expansion
braces.com, expansion, crossbites: Hello Neeraj, Thank you for submitting a very interesting question. Pardon the delay as I am just back from another project. Again, as is common, I do not have the benefit of radiographs or study models so what I say has its limitations. What you are...

Orthodontics: Braces, orthodontics, retainers
orthodontics, retainers, braces: I m not an orthodontist but I provide resource information on various aspects of the field (I hope an orthodontist does answer you). From the consumer point of view, I think you have the right to go back to your orthodontist, explain the situation and see...

Orthodontics: expanders......, orthodontics, braces
orthodontics, braces, palatal expanders: Hi Marcy. I m not an orthodontist - I provide resource information about living with braces - so I hope one of the other experts does answer you. However, I suggest you also post this question at www.ArchWired.com, which is an open forum for adults in braces...

Orthodontics: Midline Diastema, adult braces, ceramic braces
adult braces, ceramic braces, closing the gap: I m not an orthodontist but I provide resources information on various aspects of the field. I also had adult braces three years ago for midline diastema of my lower front teeth. Generally, you would have brackets on all the teeth (usually with bands around...

Orthodontics: can nightguard cause openbite, open bite, retainer
open bite, retainer, night guard: Dear Marianne, Thank you for your interesting question regarding nightguards. Your orthodontist was very astute in recommending a more durable appliance for your son, The heavy bruxism will wear down the type of clear retainers which you described. ...

Orthodontics: orthodontics for adults, orthodontics, crowns
orthodontics, crowns, braces: I am not an orthodontist - I provide resource information on many aspects of the topic. However, I had braces at age 53 and four of my teeth have gold crowns (two have porcelain crowns). I also had a gap that needed to be closed. I do not know about the bridge...

Orthodontics: Can a retainer cause trauma if there is a wisdom tooth involved?, endodontics, root resorption
endodontics, root resorption, braces.com: Dear Valerie, Thank you for an excellent question. As always, it is difficult to really answer these written questions without the benefit of radiographs (xrays), photos, or an actual clinical examination. For this reason, the final diagnosis needs to be...

Orthodontics: Allergic reaction to retainer., braces, allergies
braces, allergies, nickel allergy: I m not an orthodontist - I provide resource information on various aspects of this field - but it sounds to me as though your daughter has had an allergic reaction to the nickel that is in so much of the metal in braces and retainers. I can only suggest you...

Orthodontics: braces, braces, orthodontics
braces, orthodontics, temporary braces-removal: I m not an orthodontist - I provide resource information on various aspects of the field - but I think this may be possible. I know that some orthodontists will remove braces for a few days or so for a student to have senior high-school photos taken without...

Orthodontics: braces and adults, orthodontics, nance
orthodontics, nance, bi-helix: Hi again Marcy. I m glad you re moving forward and getting information. As I said, I m not an orthodontist, but here are some sites where orthodontists (a few of whom I know somewhat, who have great reputations) have discussed the nance appliance: http://www.realself.com/question/nance-appliances-upper-jaw,...

Orthodontics: invisalign clenching, tmj, Invisalign
tmj, Invisalign, clicking: Hi Teddy, First of all, sorry for not getting back to you earlier. You ask an interesting question regarding your clear aligners. I have had several patients who begin to play with their aligners during the day, either popping them up and down with...

Orthodontics: Advancsync functional appliance, Herbst Appliance, braces
Herbst Appliance, braces: Dear Susie, I am getting so many interesting questions here.I will answer your questions in the order presented: 1. Does this appliance just work to put the lower jaw in a forward position to gain growth or would you also expect to see any changes...

Orthodontics: Debonding of brackets, ceramic braces, bonding
ceramic braces, bonding, porcelain: Hello F, I have been doing some research on your question, and it really needs to be broken down into several questions. First, a natural unrestored tooth will of course present little or no difficulties with normal bonding. Here are the different...

Orthodontics: Extraction, braces, expanders
braces, expanders, palatal expanders: The classic alternative to extractions is the use of a palatal expander. (I m not an orthodontist but I provide resource information on various aspects of the field.) Perhaps your age is a factor in not doing that (I m told it works best for under-18 or so)....

Orthodontics: Retainer, retainer cleaning braces
retainer cleaning braces: Hello Tigest, I cant begin to tell you the dozens and dozens of patients I have had who have come in and said... look what happened to my retainer.. I thought I would start off the reply by describing some of the things NOT TO DO. First I also...

Orthodontics: My seven year old had give teeth pulled today, braces, extractions
braces, extractions, orthodontics: You are a great mom! I m not an orthodontist (I provide resource information on various aspects of the topic) but I can tell you I had four permanent teeth extracted before I had braces put on at age 9 and it all worked out fine. My guess (based on my own...

Orthodontics: Orthodontics, braces, orthodontics
braces, orthodontics, adult braces: An orthodontist in your area should be willing to give you an evaluation at no cost, to answer your questions. I will say, though (because I am not an orthodontist - I provide resources in this field), from my experience with three teens in braces, my own...

Orthodontics: tooth movement with retainer wear, retainers
retainers: Hi Marianne, You present a very interesting question. Pardon the delay, as I was traveling out of state. What I write here are only my opinions based on very limited information. My comments should not be viewed as any form of diagnosis, definitive...

Orthodontics: baby tooth in front of adult tooth, braces, adult braces
braces, adult braces, extraction: Hello Carolyn. I m not an orthodontist (I provide resource information on various aspects of this field), but I m surprised that your dentist would say this. First off, I do not know of any orthodontists who extract teeth, so I recommend you find another dentist...

Orthodontics: braces, skeletal open bite, Class 3
skeletal open bite, Class 3, Class III: Hello Romain, Thank you for your question. You present a clinical challenge which involves one of the most difficult types of situations to treat in all of Orthodontics. What I write here are only my opinions based on very limited information. My comments...

Orthodontics: orthodontic reverse pull headgear after 10, head gear, reverse head gear
head gear, reverse head gear, face mask: Hi Rick, Pardon the delay, I was again traveling over the New Year. The notion of using reverse head gear is a very complex topic, and I will answer it as best I can. I have actually used this appliance extensively, especially with patients suffering...

Orthodontics: Adult Orthodontics, braces, gold crowns
braces, gold crowns, bands: Good questions. I m not an orthodontist but I provide resource information on various aspects of the field. I also had adult braces at age 53 and happen to have four gold crowns, one of which I d had at that point for 28 years. My orthodontist definitely banded...

Orthodontics: lips problem after placing braces, braces, nickel
braces, nickel, allergies: I m not an orthodontist (I supply resource information on the subject) but it could be an allergy to nickel or to the latex (elastic) ligatures on each bracket. If your orthodontist won t explore the problem more, find another orthodontist to give you a second...

Orthodontics: lower jaw position at rest, tmj, jaw
tmj, jaw, braces.com : Hello Ely, The issue you describe can be affected by many factors. Traditionally many dentists have viewed the bite using terms like centric occlusion and centric relation. In recent years there have been disputes whether such terms should be interpreted...

Orthodontics: Possible root damage in 12 year old, relapse, pain
relapse, pain, incisors: Hi JC and thank you for submitting a very interesting question. I am going to make some initial assumptions here before answering your question. I am going to presume, given the information provided, that she is receiving comprehensive treatment likely...

Orthodontics: My teeth, braces, front teeth
braces, front teeth, retainers: Hi Emma! I m not an orthodontist but I help people find information on the subject so I hope I can help you. There are some devices kind of like retainers that are removable and help move the teeth, but not all orthodontists use them. Mainly it s because as...

Orthodontics: Palate Expander
Orthodontics: Palate Expander

Orthodontics: Invisalign - Tray / Treatment Code, Invisalign, retainer
Invisalign, retainer, replacement aligner: I m not an orthodontist, sorry (I provide resource information on various aspects of the field) but I ll try to help. I assume there s a reason you can t contact the orthodontist who provided you with the Invisalign treatment, who has the records? If not,...

Orthodontics: Palate Expander, braces, expanders
braces, expanders, palatal expanders: I m not an orthodontist but I provide resource information of various aspects of this field. Also, my own daughter had an expander due to a narrow upper jaw. She wore it about 12 weeks, and it did the job perfectly. My big advice: if the orthodontist shows...

Orthodontics: Big midline discrepancies, braces, orthodontics
braces, orthodontics, occlusion: I recommend you go back to your orthodontist for a consultation (I m not an orthodontist but I provide resource information on the field). Proper occlusion is definitely important for many reasons, but each case is different. I ve heard of cases where the...

Orthodontics: Braces in the future, Braces, braces.com
Braces, braces.com, Invisalign: Hi Roberta, What I write here are only my opinions based on very limited information. My comments should not be viewed as a definitive diagnosis or any form of treatment recommendation. Indeed, in the ultimate analysis all final decisions, particularly...

Orthodontics: Exposing canine, surgery, impacted canines
surgery, impacted canines: Hi Kara, What I write here are only my opinions based on very limited information. My comments should not be viewed as a definitive diagnosis or any form of treatment recommendation. Indeed, in the ultimate analysis all final decisions, particularly...

Orthodontics: Best option for fixing my crooked teeth, braces, adult braces
braces, adult braces, extractions: I m not an orthodontist but I provide resources information on various aspects of this field. Very often, your situation may be solved by having one or possibly both your upper lateral incisors removed and the rest of your teeth moved over to fill in (I had...

Orthodontics: braces on Porcelain crowns, braces removal
braces removal: Dear Kate, What I write here are only my opinions based on very limited information. My comments should not be viewed as a definitive diagnosis or any form of treatment recommendation. Indeed, in the ultimate analysis all final decisions, particularly...

Orthodontics: open bite, surgery, open bite
surgery, open bite, Invisalign: Well Hi again Randy, you wrote: QUESTION: Thank you for your reply. This sounds like a very difficult issue to treat. It also sounds that I might as well not do anything since its not certain any of these things will fix my issue. Can invisalign work...

Orthodontics: baking soda and braces, braces, whitening
braces, whitening, baking soda: I m not an orthodontist (kind of you to think so) - I provide resource information on various aspects of this field. After doing some research (see http://blog.toothygrinsstore.com/2013/01/do-not-brush-your-teeth-with-baking-soda.html and http://www.crestprohealth.com/dental-hygiene-topics/care-for-your-mouth/brushing-teeth-with-baking-soda.aspx),...

Orthodontics: Class III Underbite, class III, surgery
class III, surgery, face mask: Dear Dawn. First I apologize for the delay in replying as I have once again been traveling and out of town. In answer to your question about the radiographs, you have some excellent concerns. Let me first explain some of the fundamental concerns about...

Orthodontics: Essix Retainer Troubles, retainer, braces
retainer, braces, Essix retainer: Congratulations on getting your braces off! Wearing your retainer as directed is SO important, but I m sorry it s giving you trouble. Don t worry - you will not damage your teeth when you take it out, even if it seems to resist. What I ve found works is to...

Orthodontics: Removal of Canine DeciduousTooth due to in-growth of permanent tooth, impacted canines, braces.com
impacted canines, braces.com: Dear Neha, Thank you for your patience. I know there has been somewhat of a delay in replying, but I have been showing this case to several other doctors in order to f=give you a collective opinion. Again, let me say the following: What I write here...

Orthodontics: do braces fix jaw creaking?, TMJ, TMD
TMJ, TMD, jaw pain: Dear Layla, What I write here are only my opinions based on very limited information. My comments should not be viewed as any form of diagnosis, definitive or otherwise, or any form of treatment recommendation. Indeed, in the ultimate analysis all...

Orthodontics: Mouth breathing, mouth breathing, surgery
mouth breathing, surgery: Dear Iasi, Thank you for your question. It is a complex question so I took extra time to ask a few colleagues and to think about this before answering. As always, what I write here are only my opinions based on very limited information. My comments should...

Orthodontics: Orthodontics, reatiners, class II
reatiners, class II, fees: Dear SK, I uploaded a reply to your question earlier, but apparently it crashed as the site shows I still have not relied. Indeed odd, so here it goes again. What I write here are only my opinions based on very limited information. My comments should...

Orthodontics: Active Retainer Treatment, crowding, Hawley
crowding, Hawley, Bolton discrepancy: Hello Eddie, I am asking all the readers to give me about 5-7 days to answer a question as i am in full time private practice, do volunteer work, try to write, and more. Thank you for your question , and rest assured what you are experiencing is extremely...

Orthodontics: braces and expander, braces, expander
braces, expander, extraction: I m not an orthodontist (I provide resource information in this field) but my own daughter had similar treatment at age 9. In fact, before that, she had a tongue-crib cemented in place to counteract tongue-thrust, so we got into treatment quite early. My understanding...

Orthodontics: braces and explander, early treatment, interceptive
early treatment, interceptive, braces: Hi Scott, Thank you for your question. It is an age old much discussed topic, and whereas in the 1970 s early treatment like the one being proposed for your 9 year old daughter was not commonly undertaken, in 2014 I think it is safe to say that the pendulum...

Orthodontics: extractions of 1 molar and 3 premolars, extractions, root canals
extractions, root canals, orthodontics: Hi Brianna, Pardon the delay in replying. We have experienced power failures and internet access interruptions due to the snow and ice of late. What I write here are only my opinions based on very limited information. My comments should not be viewed...

Orthodontics: braces, braces, maintaining spaces
braces, maintaining spaces, 12-year-molars: Hello Becky. I m not an orthodontist, but I provide resource information on various aspects of the field. I had both teen and adult braces (because of a new gap after not wearing retainers), and I also had three children in braces - one for more than six years...

Orthodontics: Jaw/Braces, surgery, dislocation, braces, Jaw, Braces
Jaw, Braces, surgery: Hi Randy, Orthodontists, oral surgeons, and general dentists can all provide you counsel on whether you have a broken, dislocated or otherwise misaligned jaw. Many general dentists now perform procedures formerly provided mainly by oral surgeons or orthodontists....

Orthodontics: retainer usage/clenching, retainers, braces
retainers, braces, bruxism: Hello A, Great question. First of all i think your Orthodontist did a great job to give you double security regarding the retention. having fixed small wires in addition to the removable retainers is like having an airbag as a back up to a seat belt....

Orthodontics: Retainers after invisalign, retainers, hawleys
retainers, hawleys, braces: Hi Benjamin, Fantastic Question. Check out this link: B http://braces.com/47601.html /B What I write here are only my opinions based on very limited information. My comments should not be viewed as any form of diagnosis, definitive or otherwise,...

Orthodontics: Braces removal, braces removal, ceramic braces.
braces removal, ceramic braces.: Hi Angela, Fist of all let me apologize and explain what seems like a long delay. I set my account on hold for a few weeks because I had several conferences and papers to prepare. Well, when I returned to change the settings back ...wham bam...three...

Orthodontics: Loose bands, braces, bands
braces, bands, brackets: Hi Elizabeth. I agree - I m a little surprised at the orthodontist s reluctance, but I don t think it is an emergency at all, and any additional appointments take time out of their regular schedule. My understanding is that the loose band won t make any difference...

Orthodontics: palatal expander temporary removal MRI
I m not an orthodontist but I provide resource information on the field. I did some online searching and found this animation (click on the right-hand image): http://www.bronskyorthodontics.com/appliances/removable/removable-palatal-expansion-appliance/ ...

Orthodontics: Jaw surgery, orthognathic surgery, underbite
orthognathic surgery, underbite, Class III: Dear Missy, I apologize for the delay in answering your question. One of my colleagues was recently hospitalized. First let me again say that what I write here are only my opinions based on very limited information. My comments should not be viewed as...

Orthodontics: Bite feels off, periodontal recession, retainers
periodontal recession, retainers, aligners: Hi Daniel, I apologize for the delay, as I have been out of town in Seattle at a conference. Please note: What I write here are only my opinions based on very limited information. My comments should not be viewed as any form of diagnosis, definitive...

Orthodontics: Malocclusion, underbite, crossbite
underbite, crossbite, surgery: Dear Chi, What I write here are only my opinions based on very limited information. My comments should not be viewed as any form of diagnosis, definitive or otherwise, or any form of treatment recommendation. Indeed, in the ultimate analysis all...

Orthodontics: bottom retainer, plaque, tartar
plaque, tartar, lingually bonded retainers: Hi Rebekah, This is a question which comes up a lot. I m a big fan of lingually bonded retainers, but will admit that they do require scrupulous hygiene, and may not be appropriate in all cases. What I write here are only my opinions based on very...

Orthodontics: asymmetry, wisdom teeth extraction, jaw bones
wisdom teeth extraction, jaw bones, vertical and horizontal lines: You first need to decide how much this asymmetry bothers you. You also need to know whether the asymmetry is dental or skeletal or a combination of the two. Hold a piece of floss or string down the middle of your forehead, nose and the center of your chin....

Orthodontics: BRACES, rare occurrence, back tooth
rare occurrence, back tooth, braces: This is rare occurrence and could have been due to a defect in the enamel prior to placement of bands and brackets. I found this article as a reference for you to review. http://jorthod.maneyjournals.org/cgi/content/full/27/4/303 I hope this helps...

Orthodontics: can braces sometimes help with tmd?, tmd symptoms, misaligned teeth
tmd symptoms, misaligned teeth, neuromuscular dentistry: Karen, There is no way to tell if orthodontics will help your TMD symptoms. One response I give my patients is that there are people with perfect bites that have TMD symptoms and there are people that have major bite problems that have no TMD symptoms....

Orthodontics: braces, yellow tinge, metal allergy
yellow tinge, metal allergy, front teeth: There is a very small percent of the population that have allergies to the metal that make up the wires and brackets. Since you have had brackets on for three years now, I doubt that you have a metal allergy. If your mom feels that this is a problem you...

Orthodontics: Length, becoming a dentist, bachelors degree
becoming a dentist, bachelors degree, dental school: To become an orthodontist it takes on average 10-11 years after high school. The first step is a bachelors degree, which should take about 4 years. The next step is dental school, which also is a 4 year program. After you finish with dental school you might...

Orthodontics: Lingual Braces, lingual braces, crooked teeth
lingual braces, crooked teeth, retainers: I do not do lingual braces. I have heard that the cost is much more than traditional braces. Once you have your teeth straightened with orthodontics you should forever wear your retainers to keep your teeth from shifting. Everyone s teeth WILL shift over...

Orthodox Judaism: 1 Sameul, sameul, evil spirit
sameul, evil spirit, tings: You don t need to quote scripture - we see a lot of evil in the world, and surely it comes from G-d because everything comes from G-d. But as it is in its source, it is not evil. As all bad tings have a positive purpose, they are not essentially evil, rather...

Orthodox Judaism: 1 Samuel, evil inclination, god thanks
evil inclination, god thanks, evil spirit: The Tempter (in the Garden) and The Accuser (in Job) are both angels that do exactly what G-d commands them, 24-7-365. We substitute a letter in G-d, L-rd, and, of course the actual Names of G-d so as to prevent others from desicrating the Names. Shalom...

Orthodox Judaism: 10-603, beis hamikdosh, books of moses
beis hamikdosh, books of moses, shemos: Rashi (Shemos 24:12) derives from the verse what you suggest that the other 603 commandments are each grouped under one of the Asseres Hadibros. I have never heard your solution but I can offer a partially supportive argument. The service in the Mishkan...

Orthodox Judaism: 10 Commandments, bible old testament, false witness
bible old testament, false witness, indicative mood: Dear Phil, You are right. The Ten Commandmants were given in the imperative, that is, we must follow them, to the letter, no exeptions. All the commandmants were given that way. Jews must respect their parents. They must observe the Sabbath (as it is detailed...

Orthodox Judaism: One or two # 3, mechon mamre, melech hamoshiach
mechon mamre, melech hamoshiach, entrance into jerusalem: Well R., Did he fulfill ALL of the criteria? 1) He must be Jewish. (Deuteronomy 17:15, Numbers 24:17) 2) He must be a member of the tribe of Judah (Genesis 49:10) and a direct male descendent of both King David (I Chronicles 17:11, Psalm 89:29-38, Jeremiah...

Orthodox Judaism: 2 Questions about Judaism, descendants of abraham, abraham isaac
descendants of abraham, abraham isaac, jewish leader: The Nation of Israel are the descendants of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, who went down to Egypt from Canaan (Israel), came out of slavery there to receive the Torah ( Old Testament ) given by G-d to Moses at Sinai, returned to Israel to create a commonwealth,...

Orthodox Judaism: Who 2, daughter of zion, daughter of jerusalem
daughter of zion, daughter of jerusalem, children of abraham: Yes, as I had said before, children of Israel , of Zion , etc. would refer to the Hebrews. In Lamentations, daughter of Edom who will become drunk and vomit is contrasted iwth the daughter of Zion who will no longer be sent into exile in 4:22: ...

Orthodox Judaism: Where Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob went when they diedd, ancient judaism, bridge of life
ancient judaism, bridge of life, uneducated mind: Hi Kevin, Sorry for the delay in replying. Yes you are right on target. We DEFINITELY believe in an afterlife. The verses that mentions being gathered to their people are referring to the soul going back to his fellow souls. In other words,...

Orthodox Judaism: Anxiety, deals with the devil, negative thoughts
deals with the devil, negative thoughts, rough time: Hi Chris Yes. Darkness has no real substance and can be undone with a little light. Actions need work to be reversed, but a spoken deal can be reversed reltaively easily with positive energy, positive focus and positive speech. Regards Rabbi...

Orthodox Judaism: Arete, proverbs and ecclesiastes, jewish equivalent
proverbs and ecclesiastes, jewish equivalent, hebrew word: Hi. I am not familiar with arete so perhaps I am not the one who can best answer your question. Striving for excellence in study and academics is a very strong Jewish value. I wouldn t know where to start in terms of giving you sources for this. It is...

Orthodox Judaism: breaking shabbat on behalf of another, residential weekends, words to a song
residential weekends, words to a song, shabbat: Claire, The issue you describe is known in Hebrew as maaseh shabbat . It is forbidden to benefit from a prohibited action on Shabbat, especially when the prohibited action was done intentionally and specifically for another individual. Therefore, Jew...

Orthodox Judaism: breaking shabbat on behalf of another, residential weekends, words to a song
residential weekends, words to a song, shabbat: Dear Claire- It is forbidden for a Jew to allow another Jew to do something which is forbidden on Shabbat. This is true even if the benefit of the Shabbat desecration will only be enjoyed after Shabbat has ended. See here for more on this issue: http://www.nishmat.net/article.php?id=6&heading=0...

Orthodox Judaism: breaking shabbos for an emergency, melacha, straight answer
melacha, straight answer, shabbos: Dear Eric- Thank for your question! There are so many factors to the components of your question that a straight answer is not possible. As a GENERAL rule, doctors and paramedics may do all that is necessary to save a life or limb on Shabbat. Driving...

Orthodox Judaism: Cohen, Levite, or Yisrael?, observant jew, bimah
observant jew, bimah, temple times: Steve, Thank you for your kind question. Sorry I couldn t get to it until now (after Sabbath). The issue is not as important today as it was during Temple times, for obvious reasons. Most people know by their family tradition: A Kohain father will tell his...

Orthodox Judaism: convertion from reform to orthodox, torah observance, torah scholar
torah observance, torah scholar, torah scholars: I am not a Rabbi and I know nothing about United Synagogue. From a pure technical point of view there are some issues. There is no marriage unless the marriage transaction is performed in front of two kosher witnesses. A valid ketubah must be given to the...

Orthodox Judaism: "dominion" in Gen. 1:26, biblical stewardship, spiritual entity
biblical stewardship, spiritual entity, topical study: Hello Karen, The verse cannot be taken out context. It begins by saying, Let us make Man in Our image, after Our likeness Even though Man was created from the earth (in Hebrew Adam = Man and Adama = earth) he was created in the image of G-d...

Orthodox Judaism: Excellence, proverbs and ecclesiastes, greek arete
proverbs and ecclesiastes, greek arete, jewish equivalent: Hi Tovel, The Jewish concept of striving for excellence is inherently different than the Greek arete. You see the Greek arete is the concept that every class has its own icon of perfection and we should all strive to be that perfect individual (in strength/beauty/intellect...

Orthodox Judaism: Exodus 20: 12, emotional damage, moral crisis
emotional damage, moral crisis, asking for forgiveness: Hi Ira, Firstly your father can use a 3rd party to ask for forgiveness. Secondly where the sin committed was defamation then you don t have to forgive. However once he asks for forgiveness you have to remove hatred from your heart and further more...

Orthodox Judaism: masterbation, torah study, nocturnal emission
torah study, nocturnal emission, mikvah: Max, Good question. I suspect many others may have the same question, but are embarrassed to ask it. The requirements for emission of semen are the same regardless of the method (ie intercourse, nocturnal emission, masturbation). One must wash himself and...

Orthodox Judaism: Ne'ila, last prayers, minute appeal
last prayers, minute appeal, yom kippur: Dear Simon- The prayers of Neila are a last minute appeal that God inscribe and seal us for a good year as Yom Kippur comes to a close. I don t like your use of let us live -- Yom Kippur is not a life or death decider. It is far more than that....

Orthodox Judaism: orthodox view of homosexuals, fellow jew, homosexual relationships
fellow jew, homosexual relationships, fundamental principle: Hi Amelia The Torah clearly prohibits homosexual relationships and Orthodox Jews subscribe to that. We feel that homosexual behaviour is wrong and against the values of Judaism. That said, Orthodox Jews are taught to differentiate between the behaviour...

Orthodox Judaism: 3rd Principle of Maimonides, spiritual attributes, physical attributes
spiritual attributes, physical attributes, absolute pleasure: Hi Christie, It is my absolute pleasure to answer your questions; please keep them coming. This is an involved question. Indeed, G-d does not have a form or a likeness, and because we re His creations, we do not have the capacity to comprehend Him. What...

Orthodox Judaism: Accommodating Orthodox Jewish Guests at my Wedding, kosher caterer, jewish guests
kosher caterer, jewish guests, orthodox jews: Dear Jane, First of all, congratulations on your wedding! The simplest solution, although it is probably not possible, would be to have the wedding on Sunday... There is no acceptable transportation that they could use. They would have to walk. Do...

Orthodox Judaism: Change of outlook, gesture of kindness, divine providence
gesture of kindness, divine providence, torah study: Hi Steven I think that what you re experience is very normal, though quite unnerving (as you indicate). It takes a little getting used to the notion of Divine Providence- partly because it shows that G-d really cares and partly because it reminds you...

Orthodox Judaism: Conversion to Mormonism, grave mistake, precious gift
grave mistake, precious gift, trinket: Hi Daniel, thanks for contacting me. I sure hope I can help influence your mindset and convince you to stay with the faith of your fathers - not because it is the faith of your fathers, but because it s the only right one. You re already on the bus to be...

Orthodox Judaism: conversion, orthodox rabbi, african american woman
orthodox rabbi, african american woman, orthodox judaism: Dear Bernadette, Yes, conversion is permitted to any person who is going to follow the Torah and keep God s commandmants. You would have to contact a local orthodox Rabbi to walk you through the process. If you have any specific questions, please feel free...

Orthodox Judaism: Familiar Spirits/Occult, jewish mystical tradition, mainstream judaism
jewish mystical tradition, mainstream judaism, familiar spirits: Hi Jay Kabbalah is an intrinsic part of Judaism- it is the ancient Jewish mystical tradition that has been passed down through the generations. Kabbalah is powerful stuff and is very difficult to understand properly. Unfortunately, in the last few...

Orthodox Judaism: Noachide Law-The prohibition of eating the limb of a living animal, deliberate cruelty, raw foods
Orthodox Judaism: Noachide Law-The prohibition of eating the limb of a living animal, deliberate cruelty, raw foods, proviso

Orthodox Judaism: Suicide and Judaism., jews
Orthodox Judaism: Suicide and Judaism., jews

Orthodox Judaism: G-d's Name, jehovah s witnesses, watchtower society
jehovah s witnesses, watchtower society, tanakh: Hi Christie. Hyphenating G-d in English would serve the same purpose - to show that His essense is unknowable to us, and thus we cannot really know His essense, just like we don t know completely His name. Also unless we say His name in Hebrew in a prayer,...

Orthodox Judaism: Hannakah, shalom means peace, shamas
shalom means peace, shamas, menorah: There is a lot of symbolism in the banner- but I m not sure if the picture you have is a Menorah- (six arms plus Shamas) or a channukiah (eight arms plus shamas)- in either case the symbolism will vary by a bit- this kind of symbolism is more common with a...

Orthodox Judaism: Hannukah, maccabean revolt, hebrew calendar
maccabean revolt, hebrew calendar, eight nights: Dear Heather- Chanuka is an eight-day Jewish holiday commemorating the rededication of the Second Temple in Jerusalem at the time of the Maccabean Revolt of the 2nd century BCE. Hanukkah is observed for eight nights, starting on the 25th day of Kislev...

Orthodox Judaism: Honesty, millenium dome, prophet samuel
millenium dome, prophet samuel, jewish ethics: Shalom Steven The idea of Divine Providence is a difficult one to reconcile and to live with. On the one hand we are told that God will provide- on the other hand we are told that we cannot rely on miracles and must work as if everything were in out own...

Orthodox Judaism: Judaism, Free will, ruach
Free will, ruach, nefesh: Shalom Steve Your question is one that touches on the fundamental nature of why we exist in this world- what is our purpose and therefore what is made available to us in order to achieve it. But then in order to examine that, we need to look at our fundamental...

Orthodox Judaism: Noachide Law-The prohibition of eating the limb of a living animal, kosher sushi, kosher animals
kosher sushi, kosher animals, noachide laws: Hi Christie, Sushi is ok, there is even kosher sushi out there. Eating flesh from a living animal is what the prohibition is about, I believe, although I am not well versed in Noachide laws. I think it can be any animal too, because Noachides aren t limited...

Orthodox Judaism: Orthodox weddings, reform jew, orthodox weddings
reform jew, orthodox weddings, inappropriate relationship: Dear Randi, Thank you for your question. The reason that they side on opposite sides of the shul is to minimize mixing of the genders so as not to lead to any sort of inappropriate relationship, however indirectly, and to ensure modest behavior in general....

Orthodox Judaism: Pork, orthodox jew, unclean animals
orthodox jew, unclean animals, halacha: Touching the carcass of an unclean beast results in ritual impurity (and would prohibit entry into the Temple until purity had been regained)-Leviticus 5:2. As such, a pious Jew should not handle pork or other unclean animals. Thanks for your question...

Orthodox Judaism: Proper way of mourning under the circumstances, orthodox jew, daily basis
orthodox jew, daily basis, rebekkah: Hi Rebekkah Whenever a person loses a loved one, it is a challenging and emotional experience. There is no question that your firend must mourn her mother. Jewish mourning practices only apply to a Jewish person, so your friend would not have sat shiva...

Orthodox Judaism: you probably get this alot.., methods of birth control, time peter
methods of birth control, time peter, first commandment: Peter, Thank you for the kind question. Marital relations with one s spouse are permitted regardless of the motivation (ie pleasure versus procreation). Sex as dirty or something to be ashamed of is a Christian (Pauline) invention. The first commandment is...

Orthodox Judaism: Servants or Slaves?, ancient hebrew, hebrew word
ancient hebrew, hebrew word, tenth commandment: Samuel (great name= G-d heard ), And great question. I think the answer is both although perhaps not in the way we generally think of slavery (ie from our own past). Perhaps the family owed money to an individual and was unable to pay, etc. Perhaps indentured...

Orthodox Judaism: Suicide and Judaism., Suicide
Suicide: Hi Constantine Firstly, my apologies for not responding sooner, we have just completed the busiest month on the Jewish calendar, with a religious holiday every week. I am unaware of statistics per se, but can mention a few points from personal experience...

Orthodox Judaism: Suicide and Judaism., Suicide, coping
Suicide, coping, Judaism: Shalom Unfortunately I cannot answer the question of how high the suicide rate is in the Jewish community vs the non-Jewish community, I have no idea of the figures. The data here; http://www.religioustolerance.org/sui_fact.htm would indicate that in the...

Orthodox Judaism: Suicide and Judaism., orthodox jews, sanctity of life
orthodox jews, sanctity of life, monotheistic religion: Hello Peter and Constantine, I know of only two people I heard of in my personal life that committed suicide and I am 43 years old. I have a distant friend who has attempted suicide but he suffers from a mental disorder. My feeling is therefore that is...

Orthodox Judaism: tattoos and converts?, orthodox judaism, religious symbolism
orthodox judaism, religious symbolism, orthodox jew: Hi Becky I guess it would depend on what the tattoos depict. Generally speaking, Judaism forbids tattoos. Yet, that may not be sufficient reason to block someone s conversion (after all pre-conversion a person does all sorts of things that Judaism forbids)....

Orthodox Judaism: you and i, fact jews, massive audience
fact jews, massive audience, sacred tradition: Hi Connor Jews sure do believe in the Messiah- in fact Jews are the people who introduced the concept of Messiah to the world. We don t, however, believe in the common perception of the Messiah. For millenia, Jews have had a sacred tradition, heavily...

Orthodox Judaism: Yom Kippur, azazel, scape goat
azazel, scape goat, Yom Kippur: Hi Steven The role of sacrifices varied by the type of sacrifice. Atonement sacrifices were actually probably the least done and were generally for sins done accidently- a deliberate sin had no atonement sacrifice. The Rabbi in shul yesterday made an...

Orthodox Judaism: Azazeel, babylonian king, word satan
babylonian king, word satan, day of atonement: What we believe in is euphemistically called The World to Come . Not much is taught on it (at least not in open sources.) It is not a world as we know it, nor are there beautiful gardens and winged angels playing harps with golden halos around their heads....

Orthodox Judaism: afterlife, jewish perspective, principles of judaism
jewish perspective, principles of judaism, divine source: Hi Cathy, that s right. The hell that Christians believe in is, of course, pure fiction. After one s earthly life is over, it s not at all the end, however. Judaism believes in, and Jewish traditional sources extensively discuss, punishment and reward...

Orthodox Judaism: Biblical Interpretation, kohen gadol, king of judea
kohen gadol, king of judea, british monarch: Shalom Pierce Lets look at each of the two verses in succession: 25. And you shall know and understand that from the emergence of the word to restore and to rebuild Jerusalem until the anointed king [shall be] seven weeks, and [in] sixty-two weeks it...

Orthodox Judaism: beards..., rabbinical authorities, electric shavers
rabbinical authorities, electric shavers, jewish faith: Peter- The prohibition you are referring to is the prohibition of shaving with a razor. A man is permitted, however, to shave with scissors. Electric shavers have been deemed by rabbinical authorities to be like scissors. Therefore, it is permitted to...

Orthodox Judaism: childrearing, jewish orthodoxy, torah law
jewish orthodoxy, torah law, intensive education: Dear Deb- From what I gather you are probably not Jewish. Orthodoxy is not a religion, but rather a stream of Judaism, which is committed to Torah law and Jewish tradition. Among the highlights of orthodox childrearing is ensuring intensive education...

Orthodox Judaism: More on circumcision, physical desire, divine revelation
physical desire, divine revelation, hi thanks: Hi Nain Good questions : ) Judaism believes that the task of Jewish people is to take the physical world and transform it into a platform for Divine revelation. Circumcision reminds a man not to use his natural urges simply as an outlet for physical...

Orthodox Judaism: conversion, rabbinical court, kosher food
rabbinical court, kosher food, jewish communities: Agata- It is very difficult for me to help you as I am here in Israel. It is true that there are some costs involved but it should not be that much. You should try to call around different Jewish communities near you and see what conversion costs over...

Orthodox Judaism: converting to judaism, converting to judaism, hispanic girl
converting to judaism, hispanic girl, rabbi: Dear Avi, If a person converts without the intention of keeping the mitzvos, then I don t think the conversion is valid. But generally the rabbi tries to make sure the person s intentions are to do the mitzvos properly. If they converted with good intentions...

Orthodox Judaism: afterlife, dly, sages
Orthodox Judaism: afterlife, dly, sages, twelve months

Orthodox Judaism: converting to judaism, orthodox rabbi, observant jew
Orthodox Judaism: converting to judaism, orthodox rabbi, observant jew, hatzlacha

Orthodox Judaism: sea travel, kosher cruises, motion sickness
Orthodox Judaism: sea travel, kosher cruises, motion sickness, shabbat

Orthodox Judaism: G'd, logic error, nice day
logic error, nice day, torah: We know it is impossible for a human to know what G-d is. The very concept coming from does not apply to Him. It is futile to spend any time or effort on such questions. Have a nice day. If your criticism were only towards me I would have accepted...

Orthodox Judaism: Is God cruel?, blessings in disguise, jewish mysticism
blessings in disguise, jewish mysticism, wild beasts: Hi Nain Generally speaking, G-d looks to show kindness and love to all His creations. G-d is good to all, and His mercy is upon all His handiwork (Psalms 150:10) The section in Leviticus that you refer to is where He makes a contract with His people....

Orthodox Judaism: Hasidic Judaism, hasidic judaism, orthodox camp
hasidic judaism, orthodox camp, religious jews: Hi Daniel, I am unsure of what you mean by Hasidic Judaism. Do you mean Ultra-Orthodox religious Jews or do you mean the particular subsection of Hasidim within the Ultra-Orthodox camp? Regardless they both follow the 613 mitzvoth of the Torah which...

Orthodox Judaism: Jewish prayer, religious jews, jewish prayer
religious jews, jewish prayer, king solomon: Hi Russell You won t only see this at the Wailing Wall, but pretty much everywhere that religious Jews pray. Although swaying while praying seems to just come naturally to us, there is a spiritual meaning behind it. King Solomon, in his famous book...

Orthodox Judaism: kohen convert marriage and children, male descendents, attempted marriage
male descendents, attempted marriage, orthodox rabbi: Hi Nikki, Here are the answers to your questions:- 1)There are 2 types of forbidden marriages. One type (like between brother & sister) is where any attempted marriage fails to take effect and no divorce is necessary. The second type (Cohen to a...

Orthodox Judaism: kohen/ convert marriage/ children staus, orthodox rabbi, question of marriage
orthodox rabbi, question of marriage, modern orthodox: Dear Nikki- Without getting into the Talmudic background of the matter, suffice it to say that it is unanimous within Orthodoxy that a Kohen cannot marry a convert. A Kohen who does so looses his Kohanic privileges and commits a transgression of...

Orthodox Judaism: Mishnah, persecution of the jews, rabbinic judaism
persecution of the jews, rabbinic judaism, oral torah: Hi Eddie, this is a tricky one - because the Mishna is so extensive, the English translation of it is relatively recent (last 50 years or so). The majority of the Judaic thinkers and sages were in Europe and Russia - and they wrote in Spanish, German, Russian,...

Orthodox Judaism: Non-Jew attending orthodox wedding, orthodox wedding, marriage ceremony
orthodox wedding, marriage ceremony, dear barbara: Dear Barbara, Thank you for your question. That is so nice of you, that you are so considerate of your friend. Dressing according to Jewish law would include covering the knees and elbows, and a high neckline. Depending on how religious your friend is,...

Orthodox Judaism: oral torah, oral torah, branches of judaism
oral torah, branches of judaism, christianity islam: Sebastian-- Please forgive me -- I have been so busy today. Please review this link -- I think it may have what you are looking for: http://www.yeshiva.org.il/midrash/print_shiur.asp?id=7630 If you have further questions, I will be pleased to respond....

Orthodox Judaism: Prophets..., bible old testament, personalties
bible old testament, personalties, light of the sun: Dear Peter- Judaism does not accept any post-bible (Old Testament) personalties as legitimate prophets. Nevertheless, there is no denying that ancient books of other religions definitely contain wisdom which can be beneficial to everyone. Don t confuse...

Orthodox Judaism: Reg circumcision, divine covenant, genesis 17
divine covenant, genesis 17, hebrew word: Hi Nain Jews circumcise their children because G-d commanded Abraham to circumcise his son and all future males (Genesis 17:1-14). G-d told Abraham that the intention in this was to emblazon His covenant with the Jewish people on their flesh. (In fact,...

Orthodox Judaism: reg circumcision, ritual circumcision, religious dogma
ritual circumcision, religious dogma, genesis 17: Hi Nain, To start with, I want to point out that Judaism doesn t ask men to circumcise (or to do anything else for that matter). We only do what G-d, the Creator of the Universe, commanded us to do in his Torah, and circumcision of the Jewish men is one...

Orthodox Judaism: The Soul, yetzer hara, neshama
yetzer hara, neshama, incorrect path: Shalom Steve Think of it this way- everything living has some form of animating spirit that gives it desires and instinct. Those desires push it to survive; to procreate, to eat, to seek comfort and security. That animating spirit is the ruach. But the...

Orthodox Judaism: sea travel, orthodox jew, uncomfortable situation
orthodox jew, uncomfortable situation, sea travel: This is a very uncomfortable situation. In most cases it will simply not be possible (for a number of reasons beyond the scope of this email) for an orthodox Jew to disembark from a boat on Shabbat. I strongly suggest that you re-arrange your travel plans...

Orthodox Judaism: Translation, jewish publication society, learning hebrew
jewish publication society, learning hebrew, points of contention: Shalom Steven You are right that in reading the translation you are missing a lot of nuance from the original. The problem with translating Hebrew is that a word can carry multiple meanings according to context- and that different words can look to have...

Orthodox Judaism: Tribes vs Groups, twelve tribes of israel, tribes of israel
twelve tribes of israel, tribes of israel, religious rituals: Hi Bruce, Cohanim and Levites were sub - groups within the tribe of Levi. Yisrael is the general title all other tribes (other than Levi) are called. After the exile of the Jewish nation from the Land of Israel most of the tribes disappeared and their...

Orthodox Judaism: WHY?, culinary styles, generalisation
culinary styles, generalisation, different things: Personally I have nevey tasted it- but since I love cheese, I will be looking out for it now ((hopefully it can be found Kosher somewhere!) Why do Jews like it? Probably way too much of a generalisation. some like cheese, some don t. Different groups...

Orthodox Judaism: Should I ask??, monetary law, halacha
monetary law, halacha, financial difficulty: Dear Y- Your dedication and generosity is certainly beyond the call of duty, to say the least. The Rav certainly owes you the money and you should NOT hesitate to ask for it. Jewish law is equally concerned about civil and monetary law as it is...

Orthodox Judaism: attacking or denying Crucifixion, answering islam, ahmed deedat
answering islam, ahmed deedat, evangelical website: Hello Fahad, I think that the Creator of the Universe is the only one judging and deciding whose time it is to live and whose time it is to die; those who pretend to think they know why G-d does something are fools. It would be very presumptious of us to...

Orthodox Judaism: beliefs, hanukah celebration, beliefs of judaism
hanukah celebration, beliefs of judaism, hanuka: Dear Danielle, Thank you for your question. On Hanuka we light the menora - an eight branched candelabra. We light one candle for each night, one on the first, two on the second, etc. We do it to celebrate the miracle of Hanuka which happened with...

Orthodox Judaism: Doing your best to get to heaven, exercise in futility, exact knowledge
exercise in futility, exact knowledge, copout: Hi Scott, Thank you for rephrasing your question before I got to it. Surely we have not always been able to or not always have chosen to do the right thing for one reason or another. But guess what. G-d gives us plenty of opportunities to improve - every...

Orthodox Judaism: cohen convert marriage, orthodox rabbi, question of marriage
orthodox rabbi, question of marriage, modern orthodox: 1st. I am not a Rabbi. 1) The marriage takes effect even if it is prohibited; the woman would require a get (divorce) in order to marry another man. 2) When the Talmud interprets the Torah it is not an opinion arrived at through interpretation but rather...

Orthodox Judaism: Doing your best to get to heaven, faith without works, christian bible
Orthodox Judaism: Doing your best to get to heaven, faith without works, christian bible, curses

Orthodox Judaism: Is God cruel - Follow up, innocent creatures, personal tragedy
innocent creatures, personal tragedy, fundamental principle: Hi Nain The Torah teaches (Deut. 24:16): The fathers shall not die for the children, nor shall the children die for the fathers, each man shall die for his sins. In other words, people cannot be punished for things that other people have done. ...

Orthodox Judaism: Hasidic Judaism, hasidic judaism, fine balance
hasidic judaism, fine balance, good purpose: Daniel, How do they account for it? They believe that everything that occurs in the world both the sorrow and the happiness are divinely orchestrated and for a good purpose. They recognize that the human mind cannot possibly fathom the workings of their...

Orthodox Judaism: Is hell a real place, everlasting contempt, bonus question
everlasting contempt, bonus question, everlasting punishment: Hi Scott, Sorry it took me a few days to respond; I was traveling and didn t have an opportunity to devote adequate time to research on the road. Not only I have absolutely no incentive to sway you - I in fact DO NOT WANT YOU to become Jewish. We Jews...

Orthodox Judaism: The Law of God/Law of Moses, jew and gentile, distinct individuals
jew and gentile, distinct individuals, divine favor: Dear Eddie- We believe that the entire Torah along with all it s commandments and precepts were given to the Jewish people to fulfill. As such, we don t belive that non-Jews must observe the Sabbath. Judaism teaches that non-Jews simply have to be...

Orthodox Judaism: laser hair removal, laser hair removal, halakhah
laser hair removal, halakhah, excessive hair: Jason, I know of no ruling of halakhah which prohibits Jewish men or women from undergoing hair removal. Anything which is not prohibited is permitted . Cosmetic surgery, for the purpose of increasing one s quality of life, so long as it does not mutilate...

Orthodox Judaism: Messiah, isaiah prophecies, king hezekiah
isaiah prophecies, king hezekiah, isaiah 43: No. It is unthinkable to ascribe any physicality to G-d. For Isaiah 9:5-6, please see my response to an earlier question in Allexperts on 8/10/2008, labelled Isaiah prophecies , that text indeed needs to be carefully diassembled. Isaiah 43:10 and Micah...

Orthodox Judaism: Mishnah, patriarchs and prophets, missionary message
patriarchs and prophets, missionary message, jewish knowledge: Eddie, I have NOT read the book; I only looked it up after your question. I also looked up the author to understand where she is coming from and assess her ability to intelligently speak of the Torah on any level. I must also say that we Jews do not refer...

Orthodox Judaism: Modern Day Shiva Trends, jewish funerals, prayer services
jewish funerals, prayer services, morning prayer: Dear Alexis- The shiva is a seven day mourning period. In fact, the word Shiva means seven in Hebrew. There is no legitimate shiva that does not last seven days. The shiva concludes on the seventh day following the morning prayer services. Hope...

Orthodox Judaism: the Oral law..., Oral Law, Talmud
Oral Law, Talmud, Torah: Hi Peter It sounds like someone has given you a slightly skewed version of the Oral v. Written Law. The Written Law is essentially the 24 books of the Hebrew Bible. Of course, the Five Books of Moses are the most central of those, as they discuss 90...

Orthodox Judaism: smoking..., dear peter, day of rest
dear peter, day of rest, law of moses: Dear Peter- The prohibition on lighting a fire on Shabbat is the most explicit of all Shabbat prohibitions. See: Exodus 35:3. Also, as far as I am concerned, smoking is a sin at all times. See: http://www.rabbis.org/pdfs/Prohibition_Smoking.pdf ...

Orthodox Judaism: thank you gift, aishes chayil, low brow
aishes chayil, low brow, orthodox jew: Dear Janiece, Thank you for your question. I m not sure what your budget is for this present, but this website has some really nice things: www.judaica.com, click on artwork, and then click on either aishes chayil (the first choice) or blessings for...

Orthodox Judaism: Wedding, orthodox rabbi, mazal tov
orthodox rabbi, mazal tov, kosher wedding: Dear Shlomi and Kineret, Mazal Tov on your upcoming wedding! In order for me to help you find an orthodox rabbi in your area, I would need to know where you live. Or, you can contact the Chabad house in your area, and they would be glad to help you...

Orthodox Judaism: Anxiety, deals with the devil, negative thoughts
deals with the devil, negative thoughts, rough time: Hi Chris Yes. Darkness has no real substance and can be undone with a little light. Actions need work to be reversed, but a spoken deal can be reversed reltaively easily with positive energy, positive focus and positive speech. Regards Rabbi...

Orthodox Judaism: conversion, conversion to judaism, converting to judaism
conversion to judaism, converting to judaism, torah laws: Hi Bradley, There is certainly a provision for conversion within Judaism s Torah Laws. It is hardly an easy path though. There needs to be period of intense study and a deep commitment to follow all 613 commandments to the last letter. There is no turning...

Orthodox Judaism: Deut. 22:5, false pretense, constant reminder
false pretense, constant reminder, classical example: Hi Richard I ll assume that you ve covered the standard answer that the Torah wants to keep men and women from fraternizing under the false pretense of a man really being a woman or vice versa (I guess cross-dressing goes back further than we think). ...

Orthodox Judaism: the destroyer, common thief, destroyer
common thief, destroyer, insensitivity: Hi Peter, I assume you mean Proverbs 28:24 He who robs his father or his mother and says, This is not a sin, is the companion of a destroyer. Not sure where and if you are lazy fell in there as per your question. There are a number of Orthodox...

Orthodox Judaism: Emancipation of Children, vacation in spain, emancipation of children
vacation in spain, emancipation of children, jewish tradition: Hello Mark, Firstly their is no command to obey father and mother . However there are two other commandments: to honour and to revere one s parents. These commandments begin from the ages of 13 and 12 for a boy and girl respectively (like all...

Orthodox Judaism: Exodus 20: 12, emotional damage, moral crisis
emotional damage, moral crisis, asking for forgiveness: Hi Ira, Firstly your father can use a 3rd party to ask for forgiveness. Secondly where the sin committed was defamation then you don t have to forgive. However once he asks for forgiveness you have to remove hatred from your heart and further more...

Orthodox Judaism: Fiction., new realities, false witness
new realities, false witness, life messages: Hi Peter That s a very interesting question! I don t believe that writing fiction constitutes lying. Storytelling has always been a central part of various cultures, and can be used to convey valuable life-messages. That said, I think it is problemative...

Orthodox Judaism: why can't i become jewesh??, some rabbis, conversion
Orthodox Judaism: why can't i become jewesh??, some rabbis, conversion, heart

Orthodox Judaism: Greek Orthodox Jew, hospital elevator, orthodox jew
hospital elevator, orthodox jew, different denominations: Shalom Gwen Greek Orthodox Jews? That s news to me. Of course, he could simply have meant that he was Greek (as in nationality) and an Orthodox Jew. It is also possible that he was teasing, though from your description doesn t sound like he was. I m...

Orthodox Judaism: What's in a name?, hebrew name, arizal
hebrew name, arizal, divine inspiration: Hi Eli As you correctly point out, this opens a Pandora s Box of related issues on Free Choice v. Determinism. Clearly, that s a complex subject. Even the Rambam writes that the human mind cannot fully understand the paradox of G-d s omniscience and...

Orthodox Judaism: Tabernacle, tabernacle of moses, day of atonement
tabernacle of moses, day of atonement, altar of sacrifice: Hi Jim, For sure the the prohibition was only in the Tabernacle itself not the Courtyard. I don t know when they started using the rope but it is definitely true. The rope only needed to be long enough that if he died he could be pulled out from within...

Orthodox Judaism: why can't i become jewesh??, holy quraan, isaiah 43
holy quraan, isaiah 43, hebrew bible: Hello Sara, of course you can become Jewish. But why would you want to? Unlike any other religion in the world, Judaism doesn t require that you join our ranks to earn salvation or place in the world to come. All you have to do is strive to know the one and...

Orthodox Judaism: troubled..., manic depression, pay it forward
manic depression, pay it forward, whole time: Unfortunately bad things happen to good people. Know that G-d doesn t give us more than we can handle and that we must cross, with G-d s help, the mountains placed in our path. It is permissible to be angry with G-d but one should not hate anyone, including...

Orthodox Judaism: When is the true Adar, leap year, adar
leap year, adar, yahrzeit: I don t have a definite answer yet. I suspect it may be a difference in opinion. There are two views as to when to hold a Yahrzeit in a leap year when the person died in Adar of a non-leap year, one holds it is in the first and the other holds it is in the...

Orthodox Judaism: 10 Commandments, 613 commandments, jewish nation
613 commandments, jewish nation, golden calf: Hi Ovadiah, Oh, I did not understand your intent from the wording of your original question. Why those 10. This has been addressed throughout the generations by many scholars. Rashi in Shmos states that all 613 commandments are subsumed in the Ten...

Orthodox Judaism: Anointing with oil, exodus 30, jewish perspective
exodus 30, jewish perspective, anointing oil: Dave, Thank you for the kind question. The anointing oil was only used by Moses in anointing the High Priest and Priests (Exodus 29) and in the consecration of the Holy Place and articles (Exodus 30 and 40). We are forbidden from making anointing oil and...

Orthodox Judaism: adultery.., casual relationship, married woman
casual relationship, married woman, adultery: Hi Peter Technically, adultery only applies to a married woman. Nonetheless, that does not permit a person to have an affair with any woman. Judaism forbids promiscuity, and considers a casual relationship to be promiscuous- much more so if it is behind...

Orthodox Judaism: Burial, decay wood, wooden pegs
decay wood, wooden pegs, adam and eve: Hi Ovadiah The truth is that some Jewish coffins do have nails, but generally we prefer to use wooden pegs. There are two primary reasons for this: 1) When Adam and Eve ate from the Tree of Knowledge, they hid among the trees after hearing G-d s judgement...

Orthodox Judaism: christian dating a Jew ?????, high divorce rate, observant jews
high divorce rate, observant jews, hi chris: Hi Chris Well, that changes things a little- certainly from my point of view. Judaism only considers you Jewish if your mother is Jewish. So, the concerns/ warnings that I wrote to you earlier may no longer apply. Yes, I know that this woman considers...

Orthodox Judaism: customs for burial of a Rabbi, hebrew letter shin, prayer shawl
hebrew letter shin, prayer shawl, jewish scripture: Dear Gary- In Judaism, all precepts apply to all Jews equally, and certainly in death. The method or preparing a rabbi for burial is identical to that of any other Jew. Below is a great summary of what takes place. It is taken from Wikipedia. ...

Orthodox Judaism: Anointing with oil
Orthodox Judaism: Anointing with oil

Orthodox Judaism: fkmsd, torah law, having sexual intercourse
torah law, having sexual intercourse, males and females: According to Torah law, all contact between males and females who are not married to each other are to be avoided. This certianly applies to kissign and other sexually related gestures. That being said it is not considered adultery. Adultery refers...

Orthodox Judaism: Hebrew Canon, torah judaism, hebrew canon
torah judaism, hebrew canon, torah text: Hi Cody, As it is written in the Torah, Moses wrote the Torah in hebrew and gave it to his tribe and subsequently to all the tribes. The Torah has been in the hands of our sages uninterrupted since then. The rules and methods for copying are very strict...

Orthodox Judaism: Hebrew Canon, hebrew canon, hebrew bible
hebrew canon, hebrew bible, canon of scripture: Hi Cody, I believe that the difference is that millions of people witnessed God giving the tablets on Mount Sinai, not merely a select few disciples. The historical account documented in the bible were also usually witnessed by the entire Jewish nation...

Orthodox Judaism: Hebrew Canon, hebrew canon, hebrew bible
hebrew canon, hebrew bible, canon of scripture: Cody- Amazing question. In a nutshell the books of the Hebrew Bible were selected and canonized based on: 1. They were given or dictated by God 2. They contain prophecies that are pertinent for all time 3. They were books written with Divine inspiration...

Orthodox Judaism: idolatry, hebrew term, accurate depictions
hebrew term, accurate depictions, 3d figure: Hi Peter The Hebrew term used to introduce that section is semel , which means a 3D figure. So, Judaism prohibits making any type of 3D sculpture, even for decoration. Likewise, a Jew may not own such 3D images either. We do not consider photos or drawings...

Orthodox Judaism: praying, beis hamikdash, machpelah
beis hamikdash, machpelah, time of trouble: Hi Nachemya Rashi explains that Rachel died in Beis Lechem and was buried on the side of the road, so that her descendants would be able to daven there when the Babylonians took them into exile many centuries later. When Moshe sent the 12 spies to Canaan,...

Orthodox Judaism: trinity, religious jew, god is one
religious jew, god is one, mantra: Hi Angela, According to Judaism there does not exist a trinity. Indeed many Jews last words throughout the generations have been God is One . It is a mantra repeated three times a day by every religious Jew and is found on the door post of every religious...

Orthodox Judaism: Curse, false god, brevity
false god, brevity, passover: Dear Peter- You are correct that it is only the former which is punishable by death. The latter, merely using swear words is forbidden but not punishable by death. As I am in transit over Passover, please forgive the brevity of the reply. Warmest...

Orthodox Judaism: confused, everlasting kindness, evil inclination
everlasting kindness, evil inclination, act of kindness: All good questions. Firstly, we know what G-d s will is because He told it to us in the Torah. Unlike any other religion, we Jews don t think that our way is the right way. On the contrary - our way would be nothing if G-d didn t give us His Torah. We...

Orthodox Judaism: conversion, proper conversion, absolute clarity
proper conversion, absolute clarity, necessary thanks: You are right.. A person born as Jew is a Jew no matter what kind of lifestyle he lives. One who converts, can only do so by accepting and keeping all the mitzvot of the Torah. One who indeed does a proper conversion as described, but later in life...

Orthodox Judaism: Exod. 3:14, hebrew words, mysterious name
hebrew words, mysterious name, reason god: Dear Farooq- God s name Adonai (often written Yahweh) is the name used primarily throughout the Bible, as well as by Jews during prayer. For some reason God only chose to use the I am name when dealing with the immediate redemption of the Jewish...

Orthodox Judaism: The Understanding of "End Time", bbc world news, kosher fish
Orthodox Judaism: The Understanding of "End Time", bbc world news, kosher fish, fish story

Orthodox Judaism: The Jewish Messiah, jewish messiah, jewish law
jewish messiah, jewish law, old testament: Hi Jacob, Get drunk but not on wine a verse in the Torah (Old Testament)? I think not. Please cite the source you are referring to, my friend. Jewish Law strictly prohibits any life threatening activity. I presume doing drugs will fall under that category....

Orthodox Judaism: Long side hair?, side hair, orthodox communities
side hair, orthodox communities, jewish boys: Dear Avril- The Torah forbids males to shave their sideburns bald. (See Leviticus 19:27). Some ultra orthodox communities have the practice to never or only slightly EVER cut that area of the head as a sign of their devotion and attachment to the precept....

Orthodox Judaism: Marriage question, orthodox shul, orthodox rabbi
orthodox shul, orthodox rabbi, work colleagues: Hi Carla, The reason why they want to see the Ketubah is so you can show evidence of being Jewish. In the old days when we lived in close-nit communities with little assimilation this procedure wasn t necessary, now unfortunately it is. So anyone...

Orthodox Judaism: Prophets, grilled cheese sandwich, weirdos
grilled cheese sandwich, weirdos, prophets: Hello Murel. Yes, I am frankly mystified why people would believe such an obvious hoax as a talking fish. But I am also mystified why people would believe that Jesus rose again, too - and yet there are so many of them that do. I guess when I commented...

Orthodox Judaism: Sabbath, unbroken tradition, shabbat
unbroken tradition, shabbat, gregorian calendar: Hi Ovadiah There s no direct reference in the Torah to the names of the days of the week (as we know them). The Torah simply refers to the 1st, 2nd day etc. and Shabbat. But, we have an unbroken tradition that spans over 3000 years that the Shabbat is...

Orthodox Judaism: Sarah, oral torah, abraham and sarah
oral torah, abraham and sarah, orthodox judaism: Hi David, Orthodox Judaism as we know it today only commenced at Mount Sinai. There, the Jewish people accepted the written and oral Torah upon themselves in which the criterion for who is a Jew are enumerated. Before that time, being part of the Jewish...

Orthodox Judaism: Sarah, conversion to judaism, code of jewish law
conversion to judaism, code of jewish law, accepting god: Very good follow up! It is interesting to note that the laws of conversion as we have them now are generally said to have been derived from Ruth s conversion to Judaism. That being said, the formal conversion ceremony as we have it today today is:...

Orthodox Judaism: Seder, impediment, trachea
impediment, trachea, right arm: There are two reasons, 1) leaning on the right side is an impediment to the use of the right arm which one needs to eat with (this is most evident when lying on a couch which is how one leaned when dining in the days of the Talmud), 2) leaning to the right...

Orthodox Judaism: side hair on Jewish males, customs and traditions, orthodox judaism
customs and traditions, orthodox judaism, side hair: Hi Avril, In Orthodox Judaism there are many different customs and traditions that have evolved over the centuries that have become part and parcel of the Jewish way of life. It is important to understand the differences between Jewish Law and Jewish tradition...

Orthodox Judaism: solomon,, rabbi jacob, life application bible
rabbi jacob, life application bible, christian document: Jacob, Yes, it is recorded in Scripture that King Solomon indeed did have many many wives. He is considered the wisest man that ever lived so we must assume that he had a spiritual agenda in doing so. Do not believe that his purpose in this was entirely...

Orthodox Judaism: solomon,, rabbi jacob, life application bible
rabbi jacob, life application bible, king solomon: Hi Jacob, There are flaws in your logic. Why would G-d delude one nation any more than two? G-d did not delude them, they deluded themselves. There is a principle which says: in the way man wants to go, that is how he will be guided [from Heaven], they...

Orthodox Judaism: Ten Commandments, land of israel, 10 commandments
land of israel, 10 commandments, deuteronomy: Hi Murrel, Very good questions! And sorry for the delay in answering them. The 10 commandments were written as they appear in Exodus 20, both the 1st set and the 2nd. However in Deut.5, where Moses is repeating what happened, he makes a few...

Orthodox Judaism: The Understanding of "End Time", hasidic jews, fish market
hasidic jews, fish market, indiana phone: Hello Paul, I find it interesting that you do not doubt the truth of this event. Were you there when the fish spoke? Did the fish speak in the presence of a tremendous number of people who would make this account impossible to fake? And not to be picky, but...

Orthodox Judaism: I AM THAT I AM, exod, attributes
exod, attributes, relationship: Farooq, Comprehending the differences in G-ds name is a deep and mystical subject which requires delving into Kabbalistic theory. That said, His names are usually attributes of His relationship with his creations. Rashi explains this name to mean I am...

Orthodox Judaism: I AM THAT I AM, david rosenblum, exact translation
david rosenblum, exact translation, title christ: It is inappropriate for me to comment on non-Torah writings as they distort the Torah. When our Torah speaks about G-d, it refers to the One above, the single only G-d, not the Nazarene nor the Dalai Lama or anyone else, G-d forbid. The Names J. and I Will...

Orthodox Judaism: Creation, creative acts, mystical concept
creative acts, mystical concept, creation question: I don t understand what one thing has to do with the other. God is always in charge and always minding the store . The original question posed was does God actually perform creative acts on the Sabbath? The answer offered was that although God does not perform...

Orthodox Judaism: The Talmud, pagan population, king saul
Orthodox Judaism: The Talmud, pagan population, king saul, land of canaan

Orthodox Judaism: tah-thin..., tithes, storehouse
Orthodox Judaism: tah-thin..., tithes, storehouse, definition of love

Orthodox Judaism: Yeshua, messianic jews, little knowledge
Orthodox Judaism: Yeshua, messianic jews, little knowledge, believer

Orthodox Judaism: heart, soul, spirit, power of imagination, special spirit
power of imagination, special spirit, soul spirit: Hi Jacob, These are very hard terms to define without seeing them in the context of a specific verse. So I will try to show you some examples. Heart See Numbers 15/39. Here the heart is referring to actual place in the physical body which is the...

Orthodox Judaism: images., 2d images, english translations
2d images, english translations, dear peter: Dear Peter This is a very interesting question, and other people have shared your reservations in the past. The key to understanding the Scripture s intention is to consider the Hebrew. The term used for a forbidden image in Hebrew is Pesel . This derives...

Orthodox Judaism: images, 3 dimensional images, orthodox judaism
3 dimensional images, orthodox judaism, flat images: Dear Peter - Very good question! Very careful reading of the verse! According to the letter of the law, it prohibits making/owning any image for the purpose of idol worship. Orthodox Judaism prohibts (or at least strongly frowns upon) owning 3-Dimensional...

Orthodox Judaism: "J" Name, david rosenblum, reply thanks
david rosenblum, reply thanks, lesson in my life: Hi Farooq, Thank you for fulfilling my wish and being so understanding! G-d has many Names which describe the manner in which G-d reveals Himself to man. In addition, the J. Name is also His proper Name which explains why it is so common. I will be...

Orthodox Judaism: Judaism Field study thesis, study thesis, bikur cholim
study thesis, bikur cholim, jewish ritual: Hi Alexzander, There is a Mitzvah in Judaism of visiting the sick. Jewish communities around the world have organized societies to visit the sick and help out the sick person s family in amazing ways that defy belief. I would call the Bikur Cholim (visitation...

Orthodox Judaism: Mediator, microscopic crystals, fundamentalist christians
microscopic crystals, fundamentalist christians, christian belief: Hello Alex, This question you have posed is quite deep indeed. In order to answer it, let s define a few terms. What s a sin? What s all holy ? Are we separate from G-d? What s there to mediate? And that will lead us to the response of whether or not we...

Orthodox Judaism: offspring, bible god, beautiful creations
bible god, beautiful creations, adam and eve: Hi Peter, God commanded humankind to be fruitful and multiply. There can never be too many people on this world. Was it Gods intention for the world to seriously ravaged by people? Well, he certainly created the world for the use and enjoyment of people...

Orthodox Judaism: Pesach shaynee, pesach sheni, jewish radio
pesach sheni, jewish radio, iyar: Hi Dave, Pesach Sheni is in the Bible as well(See Numbers 9). Basically, anyone who was ritually impure or lived too far away to fulfill the Paschal sacrifice requirement on time, was given a second chance one month later on the 14th of Iyar. It is...

Orthodox Judaism: revenge!, oral tradition, eye for an eye
oral tradition, eye for an eye, financial compensation: Hi Peter, Carrying out revenge can be even when you make a decision to deny someone some benefit based on them wronging you. An eye for an eye is financial compensation for damage. Yes, a lot does get lost in the translation which requires a...

Orthodox Judaism: shoah, horrible crimes, world war ii
horrible crimes, world war ii, proper response: Hi Josh, Sorry for the delay in answering. As a nation we go on. We don t forget what has happened but we don t dwell on it to much either. The main thing is that we believe that nothing happens without the Will of G-d behind it. So we have to internalize...

Orthodox Judaism: shoah, world war ii, jewish response
world war ii, jewish response, state of israel: Dear Josh- I assume the primary focus of your question has to do with relations and attitudes vis a vis Germany. I think the most simplistic yet pragmatic answer to that question should be to look at the State of Israel for guidance. The State of...

Orthodox Judaism: The Talmud, israel shahak, israeli rabbis
israel shahak, israeli rabbis, nairobi kenya: I think you once submitted a question to me regarding this Shahak fellow which I felt uncomfortable answering because of my lack of knowledge, if you read my bio, I research Torah study problems, specific text. Although I am confident that someone really...

Orthodox Judaism: The Talmud, israel shahak, israeli rabbis
israel shahak, israeli rabbis, nairobi kenya: Dear AJ- Thank you for your inquiry! First of all, let me begin by stating that the writings of Israel Shahak are to be avoided. He is a person who had questionable character traits, at best . That being said: 1. Yes, there is a sale of...

Orthodox Judaism: The Talmud, israel shahak, israeli rabbis
israel shahak, israeli rabbis, nairobi kenya: In fact you were looking for an argument. You asked about Shahak even though his book was covered in your class and you had an opportunity to (a) review if from a Jewish perspective, (b) review it in context, (c) ask your professor. The fact that you pursued...

Orthodox Judaism: The Talmud, israel shahak, israeli rabbis
israel shahak, israeli rabbis, nairobi kenya: Hi A.J. First up, I have to admit that I haven t read Shahak s book, so I can t comment on his allegations. But, I will try touch on the things that you ve mentioned in your question. 1. Sale of land in the Sabbatical year. The Torah dictates...

Orthodox Judaism: tah-thin..., tithe
tithe: Hi Josh, Strictly speaking, Jewish Biblical Law only requires tithing produce and livestock in the land of Israel, not your day to day earnings. There is a custom to tithe monetary earnings as well and it is widely practiced in Orthodox Judaism. This is...

Orthodox Judaism: tah-thin, rosh hashanah and yom kippur, worthy causes
rosh hashanah and yom kippur, worthy causes, rosh hashanah: Hi Josh, Since the Temple was destroyed and the Jewish people were scattered around the world, tithing became less of an apparent obligation. There isn t a set of rules by which one is to obide when giving charity. However, charity has always been a good...

Orthodox Judaism: ten percent, land of israel, charitable purposes
land of israel, charitable purposes, mitzvot: Dear Josh- Judaism encourages (but does not require outright) that everyone donate 10% of their income to charitable purposes. So too, in the Land of Israel, 10% of all produce is still separated even today. For further reading, take a look at the...

Orthodox Judaism: Yeshua, messianic judaism, jesus the messiah
messianic judaism, jesus the messiah, human natures: OK Erik. I think you have touched on one of the most significant reasons why Christianity has been so successful in converting many people into their folds. It is, of course, the feeling of love. Let me tell you how your faith, your own home, your religion...

Orthodox Judaism: Conceptual questions about God, conservative rabbi, studying the torah
conservative rabbi, studying the torah, conservative judaism: Hi Lemas I have to be honest and say that I know very little about what Conservative Judaism believes or would expect you to believe. What I do know is that Orthodox Judaism doesn t believe that you have to be Jewish to believe in G-d the way we do. ...

Orthodox Judaism: Efrain Tribe, rio grande valley, jewish faiths
rio grande valley, jewish faiths, spanish jews: Hi Nicolas The tribe of Efraim was a branch of the tribe of Joseph. You can find information here: http://tinyurl.com/48drdr. Please be aware, though, that the tribe of Ephraim were not the ones who guarded the Ark, so it seems that the story you were...

Orthodox Judaism: Gensis 1, talmudic sources, jewish bookstore
talmudic sources, jewish bookstore, jewish perspective: Hi Scott I think your best bet for getting a good compendium of Midrashic and Talmudic sources on Genesis 1 would be to first read the Midrash Says on Genesis and then the Me am Loez or Torah anthology (same book), volume 1. Another useful resource...

Orthodox Judaism: lot, titbit, meaning of the word
titbit, meaning of the word, hanlon: I m not sure of the exact meaning of the word, (I haven t found one in my research) but it would probably interest you to know that the word sod in Hebrew (the first half of the word Sodom ) means secret and dom in Hebrew (the second half of the word...

Orthodox Judaism: My place in the world, orthodox jewish family, doom and gloom
orthodox jewish family, doom and gloom, conservative rabbi: Hi Izzy. I am sorry for what you have gone through. I certainly don t know all the issues before the Bet Din in London, but surely there are countless thousands of Jews who couldn t produce their parents ketubot. My parents were married in the former...

Orthodox Judaism: Questions regarding Judaism, rosh hashanah and yom kippur, exodus from egypt
rosh hashanah and yom kippur, exodus from egypt, day of atonement: Hello Stephanie, thank you for your questions. Let me address them in the same order you posed them. 1. Important holidays are of course, New Year (Rosh HaShanah) which is basically an anniversary of when the world was created; Yom Kippur - Day of Atonement...

Orthodox Judaism: Swimming, jewish law, talmud
jewish law, talmud, good question: Martin, Good question. Yes, the Talmud does teach the parent s obligation to teach his or her children to swim. It actually comes from an unlikely area of the Talmud (which indicates both its spiritual and physical importance): According to the Talmud,...

Orthodox Judaism: yarmulkes, orthodox judaism, jewish customs
orthodox judaism, jewish customs, many blessings: In Orthodox Judaism, only the men wear a yarmulke, to remind them Who is watching them. The word yarmulke can be broken into two words - yarei me elokim which means fear of God . Women cover their hair (as opposed to just a superficial covering like a...

Orthodox Judaism: ahem...., fellow jew, orthodox judaism
fellow jew, orthodox judaism, false prophet: Dear Jacob, Hi. Thanks for your question. There is a special commandment in Judaism to love a convert, over and above the commandment to love your fellow Jew, since a convert is a very important and special person. However, Judaism is not a missionary...

Orthodox Judaism: Christianity, tribe of judah, male descendant
tribe of judah, male descendant, king of judah: Peter, the problem with Christianity is not in the conflict with the Proverbs - it s with its conflict with the Torah in general. The words attributed to Jesus throughout the Gospels negate the Torah teachings; what you pointed out (ie getting angry, etc.)...

Orthodox Judaism: Converting to Reform Judaism, reform judaism, orthodox judaism
reform judaism, orthodox judaism, south africans: Hi Bianca I must be honest, I have serious reservations about following the Reform conversion process. Orthodox Judaism has remained dedicated to the same principles for close to 3500 years. The Reform movement has changed the goal posts on many fundamental...

Orthodox Judaism: Crime and punishment assignment, crimes and punishments, monetary disputes
crimes and punishments, monetary disputes, marriage and divorce: Hi Josh, With the destruction of the Temple and the dismantling of the High Court capital punishment is no longer meted out in Jewish Law. Basically, in today s day and age, monetary disputes do come in front of the typical Jewish court or Beth Din and...