September 2021

I Lost My Job!

…and it’s really getting me down Dear Rabbi and Susan (and all happy warriors out there!), A couple of weeks ago my work contract was terminated. We entered a mutual agreement of termination, which means that technically (legally) I wasn’t fired, even though the end result is not much different. As I was listening to […]

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Good Gracious You’re Pregnant

“Just five more minutes,” “One more chapter,” “I guess I can stay a little longer.” The temptation to stretch out an enjoyable activity just a little bit more is one to which we can all relate. After a month of reveling in God’s closeness, culminating with the Festival of Sukkot (Tabernacles), the Jewish people felt

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You Should See the Other Guy

We recently completed the Ten Days of Repentance, that started with Rosh HaShanah (Head of the Year) and ends with Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement). This is a time of year for introspection, for evaluating one’s actions over the past year and committing to improvement should God bless us with more time. I always find

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I Love My Work But…Am I Supporting Abortion?

Dear Rabbi, Your teachings always bring new light into the understanding of the world through the lens of the holy scripture. Therefore I turn to you with a troubling question. I work as a medical nurse in a large metropolitan hospital. My specialization is the preparation of the surgical kits for all kinds of operations.

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Hi-Ho Hi-Ho, It’s Off to Work I Go

Or not. Question of the week: Hello, I’m Dan, listening from Ontario, Canada. In your podcast Episode 123 you mentioned that there is a benefit to children watching dad go to work every day. My wife and I have a 2-year-old son and have a second child on the way. I work from home and

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A Balancing Act

These days, some people who for years have chanted “my body, my choice,” are insisting that the government should mandate what you put into your body. Others, who argued against the exclusive rights we each have to our bodies, are crossing now to the other camp. Whether you are on one side or the other

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Serious Celebration

Take #16. Over the past two weeks, in my mind, I have been composing Musings related to the debacle in Afghanistan. Like you, I am horrified, saddened and worried by the cluelessness and callousness of President Biden and his administration. The consequences of their actions that are immediately known, along with those that will only

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Why Am I So Unlucky?

Why wasn’t I born elsewhere? Question of the week: Dear Rabbi, Have I been punished in any way by God by not having been born in the US? I live in London in the United Kingdom and apart from being British am also a dual Swedish – Finnish citizen. There are 196 countries in the

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