If it's god's Law, Why Canít I Own a Canadian?
her US radio show, Dr. Laura Schlesinger said that as an
observant Orthodox Jew, homosexuality is an abomination
according to Leviticus 18:22, and cannot be condoned under any
circumstance. The following response is an
to Dr. Laura.
It's funny, as and informative:
Dear Dr. Laura:
Thank you for doing so much to educate people regarding god's Law. I have
learned a great deal from your radio show, and try to share that knowledge with as
many people as I can. When someone tries to defend the homosexual lifestyle,
I simply remind them that Leviticus 18:22 clearly states it to
be an abomination.
End of debate.
I do need some advice from you, however, regarding some other elements of
god's Laws and how to follow them --
Leviticus 25:44 states that I may possess slaves, both male and female
(Tenth commandment), provided they are
purchased from neighboring nations. A friend of mine claims that this
applies to Mexicans, but not Canadians. Can you clarify? Why can't I own a
I would like to sell my daughter into slavery, as sanctioned in Exodus 21:7.
In this day and age, what do you think would be a fair price for her?
I know that I am allowed no contact with a woman during her period of
Menstrual uncleanliness - Lev.15: 19-24. The problem is how do I tell? I
have tried asking, but most women take offense.
When I burn a bull on the altar as a sacrifice, I know it creates a
pleasing odor for the Lord - Lev.1:9. The problem is my neighbors. They
claim the stench is far from pleasing and is getting their family & children
sick. Should I smite them?
I have a neighbor who insists on working on the Sabbath.
clearly states he should be put to death. Am I morally obligated to kill him
myself, or should I ask the police to do it?
A friend of mine feels that even though eating shellfish is an abomination,
Lev. 11:10, it is a lesser abomination than homosexuality. I don't agree.
Can you settle this? Are there 'degrees' of abomination?
Lev. 21:20 states that I may not approach the altar of god if I have a
defect in my sight. I have to admit that I wear reading glasses. Does my
vision have to be 20/20, or is there some wiggle-room here?
Most of my male friends get their hair trimmed, including the hair around
their temples, even though this is expressly forbidden by Lev. 19:27. How
should they die?
I know from Lev. 11:6-8 that touching the skin of a dead pig makes me
unclean, but may I still play football if I wear gloves?
My uncle has a farm. He violates Lev.19:19 by planting two different crops
in the same field, as does his wife by wearing garments made of two kinds of
thread (cotton / polyester blend).
He also tends to curse and blaspheme. Is
it really necessary that we go to all the trouble of getting the whole town
together to stone them according to Lev.24:10-16? Or could we just
burn them to death at a private family affair, like we do with people who
sleep with their in-laws? (Lev. 20:14)
I know you have studied these things extensively and thus enjoy considerable
expertise in such matters, so I'm confident you can help.
Thank you again for reminding us that god's word is eternal and unchanging.
Your adoring fan,
James M. Kauffman, Ed.D.
Professor Emeritus, Dept. Of Curriculum,
Instruction, and Special Education University of Virginia
(Dr. Kauffman expanded the above from
the original Masterpiece)