From the Editor: Protecting Future Families

  Yom tov is here, and many of us are enjoying a break from our usual daily routines. This might also be an essential opportunity to pause and depart from...

Bagel Store: Build That (Sukkah) Wall

  We have had all kinds of sukkahs over the years, and they all served us well. Another thing about those sukkahs to discuss is the period of our lives...

Malkie Hirsch: Reading and Writing

“Hey, I’ve been meaning to ask you: Have you read 'Big Magic' by Elizabeth Gilbert?” she asked with a sparkle in her eye, as she handed it to me. “I...

From the Editor: Law and Mercy

One of the themes of the Rosh Hashanah observance is G-d’s plan to create our world based exclusively on law. It seems that from the very start, when He...

Dating Forum: Marrying Someone with Divorced Parents

Question We are a regular frum family, and my son is dating a girl who seems lovely but comes from a non-frum, broken home. She also became a giyores because...

Malkie Hirsch: Shanah Tovah Wishes

All it takes is someone innocently asking for Moshe and I’m reduced to tears. Someone who’s from out of town but has been here in the past arrives at the...

She Asked For It!

By Dr. Shani Verschleiser, AuD. LMSW Have you ever had an experience that left you confused and a bit shaky? I did recently, and it seemed it was because of...

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....

Letters to the Editor: Democrats in Retrograde

Doubts About Nadler's Good Intentions Dear Editor, Regarding “Congressman Nadler Cancels” (From the Editor, September 6), I believe that you are mistaken when you say, “…Mr. Nadler’s support (of Israel) will...

Dating Forum: So What If My Guy Is Divorced?

Dating Question I am a 27-year-old woman, and I’ve never been married, though I was engaged once. It feels like I went out with every guy out there, or at least...
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