Month: October 2015

Keep Those Problems Coming

Recently, my husband and I had the privilege of hearing Dr. Ben Carson speak. For the moment, I’d like to put aside his presidential aspirations to focus on one insight he gave us into his life.  Speaking of his adolescence, Dr. Carson told us how closely he came to succumbing to an explosive temper and...

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Should my daughter nanny for a lesbian couple?

Question: My daughter has been calling me to ask my opinion about working for a married lesbian couple as a nanny to their child. I quote scripture to dissuade her, however she says they are so nice to her and Christians are being unfair to their lifestyle and the couple can’t help who they are,...

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Joy and Heartbreak

My husband and I were blessed once again to be in Jerusalem for the chock-full month of holidays that just ended, as we have been for the past few years. This trip was different.  The month tends to be packed with seeing family and friends, celebrating the Festival days and Shabbat, and keeping up with...

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How could Boaz do such a thing?

Question: God said the Moabites could not join with the Israelites yet Ruth was a Moabite. Did Boaz disobey, and what happens to Obed, Jesse and David? It is difficult to believe Boaz did anything against God’s will. ∼ Vanaly P. Answer: Dear Vanaly, There is a theme that runs through King David’s life of...

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Should Israeli Lives Matter?

I saw something on Facebook the other day that rubbed me the wrong way.   Now, depending on who your ‘Facebook friends’ are, you can encounter lots of disagreeable material on Facebook, but this was different. Many people whom I like and admire reacted to the increasing number of Arabs brutally murdering Jews on the...

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Rabbi, there’s a conflict in your teachings.

Question: I’ve noticed two major themes in your writing and speaking that, when taken together, create a dilemma. These are the themes of income being associated with the production of value for others, and the fact that the values of society are becoming less and less moral as civilization has deteriorated recently.   So this...

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Full Circle with John Boehner

The first Musing I wrote in 2015 was an open letter to John Boehner. Had he taken it to heart, he might not have needed to resign. If I was the only voice expressing the sentiments I wrote, I could understand his missing the message. However, way more articulate, intelligent and popular voices than mine...

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My daughter is marrying out of the church

Question: I brought up all my three children in the church. My daughter is is getting married very soon, and will not have a clergy or a pastor officiating at the wedding. I am hurt that God will not be at their wedding.   How can I come to terms with this? It is as...

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