Explaining My Cousin’s Behavior

I am a Jewish, modern orthodox, homeschooling mother of five who recently had the opportunity to take my kids on a tour of an American military base. Our tour guide was my cousin – a biological male who started hormone therapy in his late twenties and is now living as a woman. This was the […]

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My Friend Is Making A Bad Mistake.

I’m a Christian who really appreciates ancient Jewish wisdom. I listen to your weekly podcast and own some of your CDs and books. My best friend, who I love dearly, has a pattern of becoming involved with men who have serious problems. She has been involved with a man for 5 years who has difficulty

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Coeducation or Single-Sex Schools?

Dear Rabbi and Susan, Co-education, meaning girls and boys taught together in one school depends on societies. I think that it is useful educationally because boys will be more serious because girls in the general like to be serious. The girls’ devotion to studying inspires the boys. Also it helps more cooperation and understanding among

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What’s up with gender?

Question: I’ve noticed a change in your writings. Why do you now use the word gender instead of sex? ∼ Kristal M. Answer: Dear Kristal, What an astute observation. We’re a bit humbled that you are paying such close attention to our words. The answer to your question is simple, but the implications are not.

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Music, Morality and Mayhem

During 1969 many young people gathered at rock music festivals at Woodstock in upstate New York and at Altamont in Northern California.  Both events were as much about sex and violence as about music and despite the veneer of innocuous love, both had a dark undercurrent.  Rapes, brutal beatings, numerous injuries and countless concussions were

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A Week of Bliss – originally posted Nov. 27, 2008

Since we finally got the CD mentioned in this post finished, I’ve linked to it so you can read more about it. I gather from news reports that a pastor in California has called on his married congregants to commit to seven straight days of sex. As an attention getting device, both for his members

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Passover – Sex is Everybody’s Business

Passover – Sex is Everybody’s Business By Rabbi Daniel Lapin The five books of Moses are divided up into fifty-four portions. Every Sabbath a different portion is read so that, taking into account leap years and various other considerations of the calendar, the entire Torah is completed every year. We are currently in the beginning

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