Yid Parenting: Success for All Children

Question: I’ve been grappling with the decision of letting you respond publicly to this question for many months. On the one hand, I’m scared my son will read this question...

Malkie Hirsch: Friends

By Malkie Hirsch You know those people you can go months without speaking to but when you do, it’s like no time has passed? There are never hard feelings on...

Yid Parenting: Beating Bullying

Question: Our son is in third grade and is getting bullied. He’s being mercilessly picked on during the bus ride to and from yeshiva, and possibly in yeshiva also. We...

Dating Forum: Can I Lie to Get Redt Shidduchim I Want?

Question I am a bachur in my early twenties. I have never been married; yet, for reasons I don’t know, shadchanim have been asking me to go out with divorced...

Mindbiz: Is Therapy Just for Crazy People?

  Dear Esther, I am a 44-year-old male. I would say I grew up in a functional home with normal, average parents who did their best to raise their three children....

My Journey: Set Up the Singles

  In the world of shidduchim, I think that singles are looking out for themselves. They don’t tend to think of their friends and who they can set them up...


By Malkie Hirsch Lately I’ve been noticing how many of our interactions involve posing and answering questions. Some are conversational, like “How’s your day?” Others are more practical: “Do the kids have...

Mindbiz: Is My Daughter Turning Into My Sister?

  Dear Esther, My older sister Anita is in her forties and never got married. Honestly, I’m not so sure she ever will or if she even wants to marry. Regardless,...

Dating Forum: Finding a Match in the 60+ Crowd

Question I read your column, and most of the letters you get are about young people who are in shidduchim. They ask you for advice, which you give them, and...

Yid Parenting: Kids and Current Events

Question: With all the antisemitic incidents occurring all around us, our children (ages 5, 8, and 12) are becoming apprehensive. My husband and I have noticed some odd changes in...
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Malkie Hirsch: Birthday Memories

By Malkie Hirsch Moshe’s birthday was January 23, 1979. I used to joke, once I got to know him better, that his birthday was so fitting...

‘Finding Your Roots’ Features Three Jewish Stories

(JTA) — The latest episode of PBS’ celebrity genealogy show “Finding Your Roots” was a lesson in Jewish history. Titled “Beyond the Pale” — a reference to...

A Year After Premiere of Who Will Write Our History, Nancy Spielberg Reflects

  By Michele Justic The last time 5TJT interviewed Nancy Spielberg, Who Will Write Our History had not yet made its grand premiere on International Holocaust...

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