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It was wonderful to hear the news that the soccer team and coach in Thailand have all been rescued. I can only imagine what they went through during past...

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Question: I know that you are involved with a local baseball league, and we have a question about that. Our fifth-grade son is currently in a similar league and...

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Sometimes sellers hire real-estate brokers from outside of the area, figuring, “What difference does it make where they come from?” The only comparison I can offer is that it’s...

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By Yitzie Ross Baruch Hashem, it’s been almost three years since I began my blog, and we now have tens of thousands of subscribers. In an average week I receive...

Yid Parenting: Sibling Drama

  Question: You wrote a long time ago that siblings fight. We’re OK with our kids fighting once in a while. What bothers us is when they fight verbally. They...

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Sukkos is here, baruch Hashem, the great holiday of celebrating our personal accomplishments over the prior two weeks — or six weeks, actually — as we refreshed and recalibrated...

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Question: I grew up in a secular home. I didn’t even know I was Jewish. Religion was never discussed in my parents’ home. It was in college that I started...

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As I brainstormed for this week’s article, my mind went back in time and I wondered about real estate and construction in medieval times. I decided to do some...

Weekly Kvetch: Silent Lessons

As a teacher of middle-schoolers, I get my buttons pushed often enough and find myself repeatedly counting to ten so I don’t combust on my students. After all, I...

Yid Parenting: Money Matters

By Rabbi Yitzie Ross Question: I’ve been reading your e-mails for a few years, and most of them apply to younger children. Let’s expand your repertoire. My married son has come to...

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