ancient jewish wisdom

Where Are My Rights?

How does Ancient Jewish Wisdom interpret ‘rights’ in comparison to their usage in the U.S. Constitution’s Bill of Rights? Randy P. Dear Randy, We hold the founding fathers of the United States in high esteem. Their heavy usage of the word ‘rights,’ whether in the Declaration of Independence where they stated, “We hold these truths […]

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Supporting Parents

I have an important question for you concerning honoring our parents. I was reading your book and you mentioned the sacrifices our parents make for us. This therefore increases their love for us, and often we have no idea to what extent they sacrifice. My parents struggle with money. They are in the process of

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Being a Loving Husband

My wife has recently been diagnosed with a disease we have never heard of before. Syrngohydromyelia. Her MRI of the brain, which was indicated after severe migraines after our son was born, showed that she has a congenital Chiari malformation which causes fluid filled cysts to develop in the space where the cerebrospinal fluid is

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Is This a Promotion?

The company I am working for is not doing well financially. Although I have worked here for 15 years and am now considered an executive, we are in a round of layoffs. I was just in a meeting with the owners of the company, and they gave me an interesting proposal. They offered me an

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Return Your Grocery Cart

With speaking events scheduled in Nashville, Atlanta, and Orlando recently, I enjoyed the hospitality of five different hotels. Without naming the hotels because it is not entirely their fault, rude and inconsiderate conduct is apparently becoming common. One morning, preparing to depart, I sought in vain for one of the complimentary luggage trolleys one usually

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Hillary van Winkle

Remember Rip van Winkle? He was the American of Dutch origin who fell asleep for twenty years only to awaken to an utterly changed country. He slept through two decades that included the American revolution. Millenia before Washington Irving wrote this story, ancient Jewish wisdom records the tale of Choni Ha’Meagel, who fell asleep for

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Underpaid and Overpaid

Hello! I am having a deep conflict. My boss paid me more accidentally. I forgot to clock out overnight and ended up with an extra day’s pay. However, my employer has in a few cases not paid me properly and given me less than what I was owed for my work. Should I keep the

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How Did You Homeschool?

Hello Rabbi and Susan, My husband and I have chosen to homeschool our children. Our oldest will be seven in a few months, our other two children are four and two. There are only two families in our Jewish community who have homeschooled their children. Overall, not many people in the Jewish community homeschool, especially

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Has God’s Promise Expired?

Does the following scripture in Deuteronomy 6: 1-2 only mean that this promise is only to last for 3 generations? Has this promise expired? “And this is the commandment, the statutes and the laws, the Lord your God commanded to teach you to observe in the land that you are crossing into to inherit. So

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How Do I Find a Rabbi

Following from your comments in the Deep Dive on My Daughter the Lawyer, I would like to ask some questions about finding a local rabbi. First of all, am I correct in assuming that, even though you refer to yourself as my rabbi, you recognize the importance of our primary Rabbi being someone in the

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