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....

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...

Mindbiz: Reunion Dredges Up Negative Feelings

Dear Esther, Not long ago, I attended my 30-year high-school reunion. Somehow, we skipped the 10- and 20-year marks, but some women decided it was long overdue and arranged it....

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...

Yid Parenting: Grand Parenting Advice

  My husband and I have been avid readers of your blog for the past few years. We generally agree with most of your advice, and constantly lament the new...

Malkie Hirsch: Are You In Or Out?

  By Malkie Hirsch About a month after Moshe passed, my friend’s sister reached out to me to see if I’d be interested in meeting with a well-known rabbi and speaker...

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...

Mindbiz: Why Does My Friend Seem Hot and Cold?

  Dear Esther, I have a friend whom I’ll call Cindy. I really like her a lot. She has a great personality, I always feel so good when I’m speaking to...

Yid Parenting: Selichos Before Sunrise

  Question: This week, we started Selichos. My father used to wake me up once I was in first grade to take me to shul at midnight. Therefore, I have been...

Dating Forum: Shabbos Is Lonely As a Single Person

  Question I just turned 40. I’m not a shiksa and I’m not a modern girl either, but Shabbos is very boring and lonely when you are single at my age....
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