Mindbiz: Learning Lessons from Thanksgiving

Dear Esther, My life often feels like déjà vu. Each year we go through the same routine on Thanksgiving, as we do on many other holidays, though the details vary....

The Mother-Daughter Food Relationship

  By Dalia Abott, LMSW RD Whether they know it or not, mothers are powerful nutrition role models for their daughters. As mothers, we pass down specific genetic traits such as...

Yid Parenting: Reaching the Benchmark

  Question: My 8-and-a-half-year-old son has recently become disinterested in davening and bentching. When I try to let him know (without pressuring) that “It’s time to bentch now,” or “Let’s...

Malkie Hirsch: The Change

By Malkie Hirsch “You’re more assertive and, I don’t know … just different. You were more timid, shy even. You don’t recognize that change in you? To me, it’s so...

Dating Forum: Stuck in the Friend Zone

  Question I don’t see it, but I am told that I am a “handsome young man” by all the ladies who meet me — except the ones that I date....

Mindbiz: Everything With My Wife Is a Competition

Dear Esther, When I met my wife, Cindy, we were both amazed at how similar we were in so many ways. We are both type-A personalities — intense, goal-oriented, success-driven....

Yid Parenting: Teaching People How to Be Mevater

  I have a quick question and would love to hear your thoughts on the matter. In Yiddishkeit, it is a lofty level for someone to be able to be...

Journey: The Search for Squash

  Excitement comes in different ways for different people. I, surprisingly, get excited about delicata squash. I have 20 delicata squash residing in my freezer. Each time I go to Gourmet Glatt...

Malkie Hirsch: Smiles and Tears

As my eyes frantically scanned the rebbe’s desk for a box of tissues, I couldn’t help but laugh inwardly at myself at the fact that I couldn’t hold it...

Dating Forum: My Boyfriend Is a Liar

Question I’m scared and confused about the things that have been happening in my life. I was dying to meet someone with whom I have a lot in common and is...
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