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

Ask The Rabbi - 6/26/2017

While I was asleep, a friend of mine had the nerve to look at all the texts on my phone. Now, that friend is confronting me about some of what he read, stuff that he would not even know if he had not invaded my privacy by looking at the text messages. I am quite upset and don’t feel I owe him any explanation about what is, frankly, none of his business. ~ Lee

Ask The Rabbi - 6/19/2017

I have been reading your book Buried Treasure and one of the things you said was that if either partner in marriage feels like a martyr then its very bad. Can you explain further why and what that portends? ~ Maureen

Ask The Rabbi - 6/12/2017

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