Grapes Of Kedushah

By Talmidah Y In the years preceding seminary, I made a lot of calculations: My year will be the 56th year of Israeli-controlled Yerushalayim. I’ll be there for the 75th...

Dating Forum: Broken Engagement

Question A great shidduch was suggested for my daughter. We’ve had an eye on this boy for a while, but whenever we asked a shadchan to redt the shidduch, this...

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Dear Dr. Haimoff, I have a really hard time with the High Holidays. It’s not what you think—I like the davening and even hosting meals; I just can’t manage the...

Dating Forum: Changing Observance Levels

Question I played by the rules and did what everyone wanted me to do: top shiur in high school, yeshiva in Israel, learning and online college, etc. Then I got...

Saying Goodbye: The Unraveling Of Relationships

When I was a child, summer was my absolute favorite season: The freedom of no school, going to camp and “the country,” indulging in swimming, and celebrating my birthday...


There’s a weekly dialogue between myself and any one of the four out of five reading-aged kids who reside in this house. It goes something like this: Kid: “Maaaaaaaaaaa. I’m BOREDDDDDDDD.” Me:...

State Of Mind: Starting Therapy

Dear Rachel, With the Jewish New Year upon us I am looking to work on myself. I want to start therapy because I feel it will be the best way...

Dating Forum: A Ring Of Truth

Question I recently met a woman at a singles event who has been divorced twice. That doesn’t bother me. She seemed very nice when we spoke, and I asked her...

Mindbiz: Holding A Grudge

Dear Esther, I realize that I didn’t really know my husband very well when we got married. When my mother looked into him, he checked all the boxes, and when...

Dating Forum: A No-Good Guest

I’m a dating coach. I’m writing to you because you have so much experience with difficult cases and I want to ask you how I should deal with a...
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