Malkie Hirsch: Defining Moments

There are certain milestones in life that pack an existential punch. When I turned 18, my father shook his head in disbelief at the idea that he had an...

Weekly Kvetch: Great Expectations

A colleague, who is also a social worker, told me that in order for him to be happy, calm, and hopefully, healthy, he just doesn’t have any expectations. When...

Mindbiz: My Married Daughter Spends Too Many Shabbosim With Us

By Esther Mann, LCSW Dear Esther, I’m writing about an issue I’m having that most of my friends would love to have! Many of them have the opposite problem. Thank G-d, my...

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...

Yid Parenting: Help Kids Make Lemonade

Driving in the Five Towns on a Friday or Sunday afternoon is always a fun experience. The main roads are frequently clogged, and the melodious sounds of harmonizing horns...

Promoting Your Summer Program With Photography

Text and Photography by Judah S. Harris With the arrival of summer comes the speedy decline of the large-size advertisements for camp programs in our immediate area and those a...

Yid Parenting: Safety First, Part 2

  Last week, we discussed important safety information for your home. This week, we’re going to discuss safety out of the house. Many of the items we’ll discuss here are...

True Freedom and Food

By Basya Kovacs During the weeks preceding Pesach, two of my clients expressed similar thoughts, sentiments that stayed with me long after the session was over. I pondered their comments...

Yid Parenting: Online Safety

By Rabbi Yitzie Ross Over the past few weeks, we’ve been focusing on issues regarding the safety of our children and family. We began by discussing safety in the house...

Dating Forum: Ghosted for Having a Different Hashkafa?

Question I’m 32 years old and was recently set up with a gentleman who is 38. We went on three dates and each date was special and different. (I have...
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A King Through And Through

It’s been a week now since the tragic and untimely passing of our dear friend Yudi Dukes, Schneur Zalman Yehuda ben Aharon Leib, a’h....

In Protest Of Hafganot

According to Israeli newspaper Haaretz, “The streets of ultra-Orthodox neighborhoods have been ablaze across Israel this week. In Jerusalem, Bnei Brak, Beit Shemesh, Ashdod,...

Widows In Crawford’s Getting Coffee

By Malkie Hirsch Lately, I’ve been receiving requests from people I don’t know asking to meet up for coffee or a lunch date. They arrive...

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