Mindbiz: Emerging From My Bubble

  Dear Esther, When the pandemic started, I was very concerned. I was probably the first person to wear a mask and get with the program. Like most people, I was...

Helping Children Cope With Pandemic-Related Anxiety

  With children’s emotions and routines becoming a daily victim of the tumult caused by the pandemic, Hidden Sparks, which helps teachers and schools educate struggling learners, has provided six...

Malkie Hirsch: Renewal

Last Shabbos, my friend Leah brought a friend of hers (also Leah, “the organized Aussie”) to visit in the afternoon. As her friend walked over to a cabinet of mine...

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...

A Rabbi’s Advice for Another Holiday During a Pandemic

(JTA) — While my wife and I were sitting outside during Sukkot, the Jewish harvest festival in the fall, we spent some time reflecting on the fact that we celebrated...

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...

Malkie Hirsch: Before And After

There’s a house around the block on Church Avenue that was my inspiration for the things I had wanted to do to my own house, once upon a time. We...

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...

Creating a Career in Financial Planning

  Provided by Moshe Alpert Northwestern Mutual Throughout my career, I have written extensively on many aspects of financial planning. In this article, I would like to shift gears and to talk...

The Community Has Power and the Power of Community

By Shoshannah D. Frydman We just completed another October Domestic Violence Awareness Month. As an agency that is dedicated to combating domestic violence in the Jewish community, we find it...
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