Dear Dr. Yael:
I wanted to write and let you know that I am very pleased you acknowledge daas Torah, and that you have no problem suggesting it.
While some people may object out of fear or other reasons, the rav usually knows more of the inside scoop and can best put the man in his place.
May Hashem grant you continued success.
All the best,
Thank you for your words of encouragement. While some people may fear asking a she’eilah or feel that it is unnecessary to do so in various life situations, I find that rabbanim are very much in tune with what we, as a klal, are going through. The rabbanim I speak to are smart, and have excellent ideas and solutions to many of the problems that my clients face.
I appreciate that you took the time to express your positive comment in writing. Hatzlachah!Dr. Yael Respler
About the Author: Dr. Yael Respler is a psychotherapist in private practice who provides marital, dating and family counseling. Dr. Respler also deals with problems relating to marital intimacy. Letters may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. To schedule an appointment, please call 917-751-4887. Dr. Orit Respler-Herman, a child psychologist, co-authors this column and is now in private practice providing complete pychological evaluations as well as child and adolescent therapy. She can be reached at 917-679-1612. Previous columns can be viewed at www.jewishpress.com and archives of Dr. Respler’s radio shows can be found at www.dryaelrespler.com.
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