August 2023

Fly Me to the Past

My mind was churning. Getting a solid night’s sleep and starting fresh in the morning was the solution, but it was easier said than done. I needed to distract myself from myself. In a move I rarely take, I decided that watching mindless entertainment might provide what it promises: ‘a-muse-ment,’ which literally means ‘not thinking.’...

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I Earn; She Won’t Spend

Dear Rabbi and Susan, I don’t expect an answer, but I figured it wouldn’t hurt trying.For context, I am a 29-year-old evangelical roofer, with about a $700k net worth. Our house is paid for and our insurance/utilities/electrical/heat/property taxes equal $420 a month. These last few weeks, I’ve been earning about $2,000 a day. My wife...

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From Thomas the Tank to Uncle Tom’s Cabin

One of our eight-year-old grandsons is an avid reader. His parents’ challenge is to provide him with a steady supply of high-quality and morally uplifting books. A few days ago, I baffled his father when I asked him what book he or our daughter was reading aloud to this young bibliophile. His reaction went from...

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Three Times a Year

Back when I was fortunate enough to own a sedan whose engine boasted, not 6, not even 8, but 12 cylinders, I was often accosted by people approaching me in parking lots. “Why don’t you get a car that uses less gasoline?” complete strangers would ask. It was initially startling, but I got used to...

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Three Is Enough

Hi, it’s Tyson here, a 27-year-old Seventh day Adventist from Australia. My wife and I just had our third child, and she is happy with 3 and doesn’t want any more. We are currently exploring contraception options. The natural method (withdrawal, ovulation timing) seems a bit risky! Barrier methods seem okay, except latex for the...

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Blood Is Thicker than Water

Parents say a lot of things that result in children rolling their eyes, either blatantly or unseen. Are children truly supposed to believe that the sibling with whom they cannot bear to be in the same car is going to be their best friend someday? Will they ever actually thank their parents for not being...

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What Does the Hebrew Mean?

I want to know more about your understanding of the term “Ezer kenegdo” (Genesis 2:18) translated as helpmate in English. What does it actually mean? Jonathan Dear Jonathan, We are delighted that you recognize that any translation of a word or words in the Bible into another language is going to miss out on much...

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Horror and Hysteria

This headline greeted readers of the Wall Street Journal last week. “The Tragedy of Being a New Mom in America: One in five mothers in the U.S. suffers from mood and anxiety disorders during pregnancy or soon after birth. For many, help is hard to find.” What followed was a shallow, flawed article filled with...

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V is for Vigilante

Charles Bronson starred in the 1974 classic film, Death Wish. Playing Paul Kersey, a New York architect whose family was brutalized by murderous thugs, Bronson goes on a vigilante rampage. I saw this movie in a Manhattan theater in 1975 and as a newly arrived tourist, I was astonished to see that every time Bronson...

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My Employee is Having an Affair

Dear Rabbi and Susan, I have an ancillary employee that got caught by his wife having an affair. I do know through one of your Podcasts that you said that, “you cannot trust a person that his own wife does not trust” (due to an affair). It would really hurt our business without him (maybe...

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