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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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How far does the 5th Commandment go?

Does the 5th commandment also apply to relatives who had a major role in my life? I am very new to the Jewish teachings. Pastor Larry Huch talked about you and said you were good friends so I looked you up on the internet and have been listening to you since. In all my 13...

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Did You Respond ‘Yes’?

Here is a quick yes/no quiz which will reveal important information about your personality: Do you occasionally make thoughtless remarks which you later regret? Are you usually concerned about the need to protect your health? Is it normally hard for you to own up and take the blame? Do you sometimes resent the efforts of...

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Our son just ‘came out.’

How do I answer my son who has declared he is homosexual?  My beliefs are against this practice. L. Dear L., You must be in tremendous pain and we pray that you feel ‘hugs’ from God as you go through this time. So many parents are undergoing this challenge in our days. The entire ethos...

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