Ask The Rabbi - 5/1/2017

As a recent father, it is my desire to show my child the way of the Lord. Thus, I have a question; what is the best way to teach Torah to our children (especially toddler to under 12 years of age). What is the best method/technique to convey the narrative to them while at the same time conveying the wisdom/substance (which some stories I find them may not be suitable for children. I want to learn from your perspective as rabbi and Jewish parents on how to impart your wisdom to your children.   ~ Nugroho

Ask The Rabbi - 4/24/2017

What do I teach my boys, age 15 and 10, about respecting their alcoholic, angry father? We divorced 2 years ago because life was so unbearable, but they still see him every other weekend.

~Wendy

Ask The Rabbi - 4/17/2017

I have been dating a woman for the past 3 years and we got engaged about 6 months ago. We have been having a lot of issues and arguments over time. Just when i started considering if this was a good choice, my mother started having revelations that she was not the one for me. I prayed with 2 other pastors who felt the same way. I tried to explain to my fiancée the need to pray over our plans together, but she insists her family prayed and did not have any such revelations. I will appreciate your advice.

~Chris

Ask The Rabbi - 4/10/2017

The first mission or command given to mankind is be fruitful, multiply, subdue and have dominion. Can you explain this in detail? I’ve heard that the word “subdue” specifically means to take rulership over something or someone hostile.

Who or what is the word hostile referring to?

-Scott

Ask The Rabbi - 4/3/2017

“Will you go to Prom with me?” Countless teens ask every year about this undoubtedly scantily clad showcase for the (male) eyes, which I eschew as anti-holy behavior. I have a question, with two aspects.

A) If my children are courting during the spring, should they be encouraged to attend, or taught to avoid it?

B) If my children are NOT courting during this time, should they be allowed to accept or make an invitation for the date?

~Michael