Ask The Rabbi - 3/6/2017

My daughter is off to college and came home talking about how plastic water bottles, when left out in the sun (like, she said so many markets do) causes the plastic to release cancer causing chemicals. Her answer to this was more stringent regulation against super markets. How would you answered her question on how to handle that?  ~ Darryl

Ask The Rabbi - 11/6/2017

My son is currently employed in my husband’s firm. My son’s background has not been stellar. He flunked out of the first year of a not very competitive school and had to take qualifying exams for our industry many times to pass. Consequently, he has been working at the family firm for 2 years and most of the time wasn’t able to do anything truly helpful. He spent much of his time surfing the internet because there wasn’t any work my husband could give him to do besides administrative work which my son felt beneath him to do. What should my husband and I do?

~Elizabeth

Ask the Rabbi - 10/23/2017

I want to look forward to a better future, but all around me things seem bleak. Unemployment, divorce, terrorism…How do expect good things when so many things are distressing?

– Francis

Ask The Rabbi - 9/25/2017

Many years ago, you could go to church and might notice the large numbers of cigarette butts in the parking lots. Today, in most Christian circles, smoking and use of tobacco is said to be sin.

I have searched the Bible for an answer and clarification to the question about tobacco use. Is there anything in the Old Testament to clarify the question, “Is tobacco use sin or is it just an unhealthy habit?” ~ Linda