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Arguing with God

The instances where men argue with God concern me. If God knows and designs all outcomes, why does the Bible use the language of “arguing”? Is it possible to actually change God’s mind?Lynn Dear Lynn, Your question sent us on a Biblical search and we couldn’t find an example of anyone arguing with God. Perhaps…

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Unintended Consequences

When does an unintended consequence turn into a decision? How about when enough time has passed for one to recognize that even if the consequence was undesired, it is to be expected? I was thinking of this question when I read a plaintive article. The female author was decrying the “unexpected consequences of feminism and…

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Is Coffee Kosher?

Is it kosher ok to drink coffee? Is coffee considered to be a “bean”? Is coffee considered to be a drug (caffeine) to be avoided or is coffee A-OK fine to drink as a delicious beverage that helps us concentrate and work and study better? Can we be at our best drinking coffee daily each…

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Earthly Father; Divine Father

We are heading into the Days of Judgment and Awe which means that committed Jews are engaged in deep introspection. That is why I should have been searching my conscience. Instead, I was actually browsing my computer files. I was slightly horrified to discover a Musing that was meant to appear last May, but which…

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THOUGHT TOOLS

  • Danger – Laughter Ahead September 14, 2022 by Rabbi Daniel Lapin - Humor can be dangerous. In Stalinist Russia laughing at a joke the regime deemed inappropriate might trigger loss of a job or worse. Today, in the United States, comedians as famous as Jerry Seinfeld no longer perform on college campuses based on the hate-filled reactions hurled at them. Paradoxically, a sense of humor remains high… Read More

ASK THE RABBI

  • Arguing with God September 28, 2022 by Rabbi Daniel and Susan Lapin - The instances where men argue with God concern me. If God knows and designs all outcomes, why does the Bible use the language of "arguing"? Is it possible to actually change God's mind?Lynn Dear Lynn, Your question sent us on a Biblical search and we couldn’t find an example of anyone arguing with God. Perhaps… Read More

SUSAN’S MUSINGS

  • Unintended Consequences September 22, 2022 by Susan Lapin - When does an unintended consequence turn into a decision? How about when enough time has passed for one to recognize that even if the consequence was undesired, it is to be expected? I was thinking of this question when I read a plaintive article. The female author was decrying the “unexpected consequences of feminism and… 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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