Year: 2021

Grateful for Books

What are you currently reading? On our shelf are I Marched with Patton by Frank Sisson and a for a recuperating COVID patient who isn’t ready to handle anything heavy, a second time around for Alexander McCall-Smith’s Isabel Dalhousie series. + 1

I’m Worried About My Brother’s Upcoming Marriage

My brother seems to be marrying a girl who doesn’t show love/respect to him or his family as far as I can see (in a few months they’ll be married). This is his first marriage and first serious relationship. He has traditional values for marriage and he believes that love is sacrificial where he would …

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Color My World

It is true that there is no specific ancient Jewish wisdom on how The Wizard of Oz and Gone with the Wind effectively ended the era of black-and-white movies when they were released in 1939.  But the Torah does teach the permanent principles of color. It even teaches why different colors impact us in different …

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Is God just?

Question: I have a friend in his mid 50’s who has come to Christianity in the last 12 years, He has a hard time resolving how God treated certain people groups in the Five Books of Moses and the Prophets Bible that were destroyed or killed by God’s command. I have tried talking to him …

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You Are Not a Cow

A few years ago, my husband and I answered an ‘Ask the Rabbi’ question about whether deciding not to have children was acceptable. I was struck by the many reader comments we received that were variations of, “Better not to have children if you can’t be a good parent.”

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