Mindbiz: Trauma and Coronavirus

  Dear Esther, We are living in a unique moment in time. We have seen ice-skating rinks and refrigerated 18-wheelers turned into morgues. We are inundated with horror 24/7 thanks to...

Imma Dearest: It’s My Party and I’ll Cry If I Want To

My birthdays have been subdued since I got married. I guess it was another one of those single versus married trade-offs. But this one really takes the cake --...

Malkie Hirsch: Stretch Yourself

  I have analogies for everything. I especially love using the power and imagery of metaphors to convey my feelings and perspectives. Once, when I was trying to describe getting used...

Mindbiz: Staying Sane

  Like for many of you, I’m sure, it’s been difficult for me to sit down and focus, particularly on writing my column. Our minds are all over the place,...

The Way It Is: Visiting During Quarantine

  As of this writing I have spent ten days in my house. My place is all but hermetically sealed. Nobody gets in and I don’t go out. (Actually, I...

Dating Forum: I Just Want to Stay Single

  Question Why is it OK for a guy not to get married but the same is not OK for a girl? I have lots of friends and I make good...

My Journey: Feel It and Move On

  People often hold their emotions in for a variety of reasons. Sometimes if people are feeling too vulnerable, just one word of comfort and they’ll start crying. In order...

Dating Forum: Why Are People Criticizing My Dream Man?

  Question I’m dating my dream man. He’s gorgeous, generous, and gives so much tzedakah. He is everything I want in my life partner. A lot of people say bad things...

Malkie Hirsch: The Illusion of Certainty

  By Malkie Hirsch It’s been a hectic last few days — for our family uniquely and for the global community at large. I had been dreading this occasion for months, before...

Imma Dearest: Is Cancer a Dirty Word?

A few years ago, I began the Imma Dearest blog to address tough issues such as stepping on Legos and buying too much at Target. Then life put me...
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BY GABE FRIEDMAN (JTA) — Until last week, Los Angeles’ Jewish Free Loan Association was busy doling out financial support to locals who were struggling because...

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