Yid Parenting: On the Right Track

  My wife and I are a bit confused because our son is being tracked in middle school. The yeshiva puts boys in 6th grade into one of two classes,...

YidParenting: Shameful Behavior

It was a really nice wedding. The chuppah was outdoors, as many are during this season. However, when the band began playing, the power suddenly cut out. As it...

Yid Parenting: The Three Weeks

Question: How can I impress upon my children the seriousness of the Three Weeks? I have four wonderful children ranging in age from 9 to 16, and the Three...

My Journey: Striving To Do Better

By Michele Herenstein A couple who are close friends of mine were having their parents visit them from New York. They were beyond courteous, acting out the mitzvah of respecting...


Dear Esther, My mother never really took to my wife, especially after developing an instant dislike to her parents the first time they met. She could not give a reason...

Mindbiz: Why Won’t My Daughter Accept My Help?

Dear Esther, When our daughter Sara brought home Moe, my husband and I were not impressed from the start. There was something about him that didn’t sit right with us....

One More Shot At Vaccine Awareness

A few weeks ago, I ventured into the world of vaccinations. I’ve received over 2,400 e-mail responses (written by approximately 350 people) to that column, and I wanted to...

My Journey: Reaching Adulthood

I’ve changed as an adult. I’ve become wiser. More sensitive. Compassionate and empathetic. And people react differently to me as I change. I try to stay away from conflict...

Mindbiz: Where Are My Friends Now That I Am Divorced?

  Dear Esther, I’ve been living in the neighborhood for close to 20 years. During this time, I’ve always felt like I was in the midst of things socially. Maybe my...

Mindbiz: My Husband Has ADD

  Dear Esther, When I was dating my husband, Adam, he mentioned to me casually that he has ADD. Thinking back, I realize that although he definitely was honest enough to...
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