Ask The Rabbi - 12/4/2018

Dear Rabbi and Mrs. Lapin,

The Ten Commandments teach us that everyone has a right to exist because they were created by God. But what about the people in ISIS?

Do people have a right to exist when their only purpose is to make sure we cannot exist?

∼ Pamela

Ask The Rabbi - 11/27/2018

Can you tell me more about how during the 400 year captivity the Hebrew wives didn’t let their husbands give up on God’s promises? (I’ve heard) something about the husbands wanted to stop producing children and refused to lay with their wives but the women found a way.

Thanks, ∼ Marjorie C.

Ask The Rabbi - 11/20/2018

When my parents were at my current age I look back and see that they stopped life. The pain was too great for them and they retreated. My wife’s parents became so involved in the grandkids that they also eventually became lost and alone as the grandkids moved away.

I want to show my kids something different and here is my dilemma. I can expand my business to other areas and states to increase our finance or I can go to where my kids and granddaughter will be and do business but not expand the business.

Thanks for your insight. ∼ Robert F.

Ask The Rabbi - 11/13/2018

I have been reading your book Buried Treasure-Life Lessons from the Lord’s Language,  and one of the things you said was that if either partner in marriage feels like a martyr then it’s very bad.

Can you explain further why and what that portends?

∼ Maureen

Ask The Rabbi - 11/6/2018

I would like to know the ancient Jewish wisdom on lying. Although it is forbidden it seems to be condoned at times in the Bible, such as the stories of Rahab and the Jewish midwives in Egypt.

Could it be that it is permissible where it is for the greater good rather than for harming another or for one’s own selfish gain?

Thank you. ∼ Marcus W.