Ask The Rabbi - 10/16/2018

My husband was laid off 12 months ago. He has been searching diligently as well as studying fervently in order to get a new job. He recently had an interview for a company that would be the top of the top for his field.

He did extremely well on the interview, but was told a few days later they would not continue on.  My husband is flabbergasted and devastated. He keeps running over and over the interview trying to find out what he did wrong. I told him maybe God closed the door with this company. He said God doesn’t close doors. My question is two-fold:

  1.       How long should he obsess over trying to figure out what he did wrong to not get the job – what would be the better thing for him to do in order to get the most from this?
  2.       Does God open and close doors?

I would love to know what ancient Jewish wisdom has to say on this.

Thank you, ∼ Paula

Ask The Rabbi - 9/18/2018

Rabbi Daniel Lapin answers viewer questions, like today’s query: “My wife and I have recently lost our baby girl at 29 weeks…can you offer guidance as we study through the book of Job and learn about restoration?”

Ask The Rabbi - 9/11/2018

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Ask The Rabbi - 6/12/2018

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