E-Dating in the Era of Social Distancing

Question I used to say no to girls who were geographically undesirable. If a girl lived anywhere more than a 15-minute drive away, I would say no if I was...

Imma Dearest: The Look of Chemo

By Imma Dearest Cancer really brings up all our pride and prejudices about looks. I hope to not be judgmental, but i get a little scared when I see people...

Malkie Hirsch: Breathe Easy

  I draw the air into my lungs and hold it there for a few counts. Early on in the infancy of this pandemic, I heard this action would indicate that...

My Journey: Feel It and Move On

  People often hold their emotions in for a variety of reasons. Sometimes if people are feeling too vulnerable, just one word of comfort and they’ll start crying. In order...

Imma Dearest: It’s My Party and I’ll Cry If I Want To

My birthdays have been subdued since I got married. I guess it was another one of those single versus married trade-offs. But this one really takes the cake --...

Career Corner: What’s the Best Career for My Daughter?

By Chaim Shapiro Question: My daughter is in her second year in Israel this year. We are proud of how she has grown and what she has accomplished in her time...

Mindbiz: Trauma and Coronavirus

  Dear Esther, We are living in a unique moment in time. We have seen ice-skating rinks and refrigerated 18-wheelers turned into morgues. We are inundated with horror 24/7 thanks to...

Dating Forum: Why Are People Criticizing My Dream Man?

  Question I’m dating my dream man. He’s gorgeous, generous, and gives so much tzedakah. He is everything I want in my life partner. A lot of people say bad things...

Malkie Hirsch: Stretch Yourself

  I have analogies for everything. I especially love using the power and imagery of metaphors to convey my feelings and perspectives. Once, when I was trying to describe getting used...

Dating Forum: How Can I Find My ‘Equal’?

Question I’m a woman in my late twenties, and I would love to meet my bashert. To say that I have not met my equal is an understatement. I’m in...
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