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I don’t think you teach ancient Jewish wisdom

I think you teach ancient wisdom for Jews Question of the week: Hello, I was wondering why you call your teachings Ancient Jewish Wisdom when it’s really God’s Wisdom for the Jews.Thank you,Racquel Dear Racquel, Sewing enthusiasts frequently hear the advice, “Measure twice and cut once.” Those wise words resonate with anyone who has had…

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Will I be punished for my parents’ flaws?

Question of the week: Hello, Rabbi. Thanks to you and Mrs. Lapin for your wonderful lessons. I am a Christian and although I read our Old Testament regularly, I always wonder about certain passages each time I come across them.One that disturbs me are several that say the iniquity of the fathers shall be passed…

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No Thank You

More words and more actions We recently observed the 30th anniversary of my father’s death. His influence on my life has not waned. One of his oft-repeated teachings still resonates with me. Saying, ‘thank-you for everything,’ really means thank-you for nothing. Merely mouthing the words ‘thank-you’ is an inadequate response to the good we have…

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Thanksgiving

Among the many things for which we should be grateful, let’s remember to include the idea of a day set aside for giving thanks. In a modern culture that fosters ingratitude and resentment, such a day is ever more so needed.

THOUGHT TOOLS

  • No Thank You November 23, 2021 by Rabbi Daniel Lapin - More words and more actions We recently observed the 30th anniversary of my father’s death. His influence on my life has not waned. One of his oft-repeated teachings still resonates with me. Saying, ‘thank-you for everything,’ really means thank-you for nothing. Merely mouthing the words ‘thank-you’ is an inadequate response to the good we have… Read More

ASK THE RABBI

  • I don’t think you teach ancient Jewish wisdom November 30, 2021 by Rabbi Daniel and Susan Lapin - I think you teach ancient wisdom for Jews Question of the week: Hello, I was wondering why you call your teachings Ancient Jewish Wisdom when it's really God's Wisdom for the Jews.Thank you,Racquel Dear Racquel, Sewing enthusiasts frequently hear the advice, “Measure twice and cut once.” Those wise words resonate with anyone who has had… Read More

SUSAN’S MUSINGS

  • No Batteries Needed November 18, 2021 by Susan Lapin - What will you be giving this year? Our dining room table has all but disappeared. Oh, the wood is still there, but it can’t be seen for all the boxes atop it. You see, over the course of the year, I keep in mind grandchildren’s birthdays and Chanukah presents, accumulating one of this and one… Read More

ON OUR MIND

  • Thanksgiving November 23, 2021 by Rabbi Daniel Lapin - Among the many things for which we should be grateful, let's remember to include the idea of a day set aside for giving thanks. In a modern culture that fosters ingratitude and resentment, such a day is ever more so needed. Read More
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