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

Ask The Rabbi - 3/27/2017

I have a trip planned with my siblings to travel to the areas where we grew up in hopes of reliving some wonderful memories of our childhood. Of course there will will be a mix of laughs, smiles and the inevitable sad memories (no one’s life is without this).

Is this a healthy activity, to revisit one’s past to enjoy memories and life lessons from the past in order to reinforce who you are today? I have been told this is a waste of time and I should only look to the future. Thank you for your insight.

~Breljana