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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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It is Time to Move Out

Good morning, Rabbi Daniel and Mrs. Daniel, I hope you are doing well! Listening to your podcast is not only educational, but truly enriching. I am not Jewish, but I deeply appreciate the wisdom of the Jewish faith, and also of your values on marriage, etc. I share those as well. You serve many as...

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Lollipops Galore!

Synagogues and sugar I love how you focus on fitness and overall health as a part of a holistic lifestyle. I have three children and our local synagogue is sadly like many in that there is a culture of loading up children on sugar. Kiddush (an after prayer socializing time) Is full of sugary treats...

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Normalizing the Abnormal

When talking to women looking to meet a man, they frequently say to me, “I just want to meet someone normal.” The problem is who gets to decide what is normal? My definition may be very different from yours. My views of normal certainly differ greatly from the views held by many of my fellow...

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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...

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You Are Not a Cow

A few years ago, my husband and I answered an ‘Ask the Rabbi’ question about whether deciding not to have children was acceptable. I was struck by the many reader comments we received that were variations of, “Better not to have children if you can’t be a good parent.”

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The Cure Is Hated More Than The Disease

How do you like this allegory?  Once upon a time, there was a wonderful country filled with happy people. It wasn’t perfect, but there was hardly a citizen who’d rather be living somewhere else.  Then a wicked and ugly old witch whispered her evil curse over the land.  Little by little some children stopped getting...

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You Are Not a Cow

A short while ago, my husband and I answered an ‘Ask the Rabbi’ question about whether deciding not to have children was acceptable. I was struck by the many reader comments we received that were variations of, “Better not to have children if you can’t be a good parent.” At the same time, on the...

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My father is having an affair!

On a day in March, 2018, I found out that my father was having an affair. The identity of the woman at the time was unknown to myself, although I did suspect it was my aunt. It took me several months of fighting myself on what to do with the information, as I did not...

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Can I keep my children safe?

Michelle Carter was just sentenced in the text message case [where she was found to encourage a young man to commit suicide and didn’t call for help when he did so]. Is there a moral equivalent in the Bible by which one could instruct their children so that they do not go down the path...

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