Dating Forum: Falling Short

Question I’m not a tall girl; actually, I am short, but I like tall guys. I have no problem getting tall guys to ask me out when I meet them...

Broken But Fixable

By Malkie Hirsch A couple of months after Moshe died, things in our house started breaking. And I don’t mean the color printer (which hasn’t worked in months). I mean the...

Building A Sukkah

For many it is travel trauma. Yom tov is around the corner and many who traditionally make their way to Eretz Yisrael at that point of the year are...

Queen Esther Revisited: A Heroic Story Of Personal Transformation

By Alanna Apfel One of the things that I appreciate most about Judaism is that with each yom tov, we have the opportunity to take time and reflect on our...

Dating Forum: How Can I Find My ‘Equal’?

Question I’m a woman in my late twenties, and I would love to meet my bashert. To say that I have not met my equal is an understatement. I’m in...

Arabs And Jews

Rabbi Elie Abadie was previously based in New York, where, over the years, he was the spiritual leader of two different shuls, including the Safra Synagogue in Manhattan. The...

Friday Purim: A Purim Shpiel

(We open in a backyard on the corner of a block—which is a “backyard” only in that it’s off the back door of the house, adjacent to what those...


Dear Esther, What do you do when you think your close friend is behaving badly? Shira and I have been really close friends for over 15 years and have gone...

Houston, We Have A Problem

Down in the Lone Star State last week they were not expecting severe wintry weather. Nor were they expecting a truck from Lakewood, New Jersey, to roll into town...

It’s A Package Deal

By Shira Yael Klein Beitar Illit While I was a seminary student here in Eretz Yisrael, it became increasingly clear to me that I wanted to live here, so I kept...
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