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Dayeinu: This Happiness Is Enough

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Malkie Hirsch: Living and Learning

  When I was a teenager, my father, who always worked diligently at whatever he was involved in, decided to make a career change. This was still about six or...

Dating Forum: Questions About Family With History of Bullying

  Question My life story is a little embarrassing. I’m 28 years old and my hair is mostly gray. I know it comes from stress. I’m not athletic or too smart,...

Mindbiz: Dealing With Coronavirus Reality

  Dear Esther, Our present quarantine situation and all that it represents has been on my mind. However, because of Pesach, I would say that the coronavirus shared a lot of...

Imma Dearest: A Tale to Tell

Right at the start we had a basic decision to make: Who to tell and how. My husband didn't want anyone to know. This upset me because I needed...

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Malkie Hirsch: Breathe Easy

  I draw the air into my lungs and hold it there for a few counts. Early on in the infancy of this pandemic, I heard this action would indicate that...
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