Bagel Store: Missing Israel

  We miss Chanukah in Israel. For so many years, because of my father’s yahrzeit, it was Israel for part or all of Chanukah, no questions asked. That’s the way...

OU’s Yachad Launches Support Group for Siblings

  The Orthodox Union’s (OU) Yachad, the leading organization for individuals with disabilities in the Orthodox community, has launched a support network for siblings of individuals with special needs. The group...

Kallah From a ‘Broken, Dysfunctional Family’

Question We are caught in the middle of a divorced family’s drama that we didn’t sign up for. My son is getting engaged to a girl from a broken, dysfunctional...

Hasidic Jews Continue to Hold Large Weddings Despite COVID Rules

(JTA) — This week, the New York Post reported about a Satmar wedding — of one of Kiryas Joel Satmar leader Rabbi Aaron Teitelbaum's grandsons — that was organized and...

Mindbiz: Fallout From Concealing COVID

Dear Esther, A number of weeks ago, my husband, Hesh, went to dinner with a group of friends he’s known since childhood. They get together about once a month and...

Dating Forum: Taking a Leap of Trust

  Question I know that this is going to sound childish, and I’m embarrassed to tell you the whole story, but I really need advice. After my divorce, I was in...

Mindbiz: I Don’t Enjoy Being With My Children

  Dear Esther, I’ve been divorced for six years now. I have a tremendous amount of gratitude that I am no longer married to an abusive man. I am also grateful...

Jewish Dating Site Puts Mom in the Driver’s Seat

On a visit home to Fort Lauderdale back in 2013, Jeffrey Kaplan and his then-girlfriend watched as Kaplan’s mother pulled out her computer to show them the fake JDate...

Manischewitz, PJ Library Invite Families to Build Sweet Holiday Tradition

  As one of the world’s most iconic names in traditional kosher products, Manischewitz has been front and center in America’s kosher community for generations. This fall, an exciting Manischewitz product...

Malkie Hirsch: Drivers Wanted

“I think I’m going to have to get married since I hate driving so much,” surmised a friend of mine who stopped by to visit this past Shabbos. She’s been...
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