Posted on | December 14, 2011 | By Guest Contributor | 31 Comments
As the Rabbi of a wonderfully diverse shul, Lincoln Square Synagogue, with a large number of people who have family members who aren’t observant, I am starting a new class entitled “I’m Frum, My Family Isn’t: Halachic solutions to religious differences between family members”
This blog continues to be an excellent resource for Baalei Teshuvah, and I would like to hear suggestions from any readers as to what the most pressing halachic issues that you find yourself discussing with your Rov are.
-For some it is exposing children to non-religious relatives, or questions within kashrus and Shabbat.
-When observant children assume responsibility for their elderly parents care, all sorts of halachic issues arise.
-Attending simchas of relatives in non- Orthodox temples, or non-kosher venues presents their own sets of difficulties.
These are just a few examples of the questions we’re scheduled to cover, and I would love to hear additional suggestions.
With best wishes,
Rabbi Shaul Robinson
PS: for those interested in attending – the class will meet at Lincoln Square Synagogue at 7:30 pm on Wednesdays!