“Will you go to Prom with me?” Countless teens ask every year about this undoubtedly scantily clad showcase for the (male) eyes, which I eschew as anti-holy behavior. I have a question, with two aspects.
- If my children are courting during the spring, should they be encouraged to attend, or taught to avoid it?
- If my children are NOT courting during this time, should they be allowed to accept or make an invitation for the date?
A young couple came with their newborn to ask their rabbi, “When should we start thinking about her education?” He replied, “You’re already about nine months behind schedule.” (more…)