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...

Yid Parenting: Choose Your Battles

Question: A common theme in your articles is “choosing your battles.” My husband and I are trying to figure out which battles are worth fighting so we can make the...

Mindbiz: Left Back in Single Life

Dear Esther, When I was in my forties, I got divorced. Those were very tough times. Another woman in the area with whom I was casually friendly — I’ll call...

Yid Parenting: Choosing A High School

  Question: My son is in eighth grade, and we are arguing about high school. He wants to go to REDACTED, and I feel that it’s not a great environment....

Mindbiz: Fear of Missing Out

Dear Esther, I recently read an article about Fear of Missing Out (FOMO), and I finally understand what’s wrong with my younger sister. For so much of my life, she...

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...

Mindbiz: Our Married Daughter Has Abandoned Us

  Dear Esther, My husband and I are absolutely heartbroken. When our daughter Tami started dating Heshi, we weren’t crazy about him from the start; but Tami was! From their first...

Rosh Hashanah Through the Prism of Infertility

By Rabbi Gideon Weitzman Every year we read on Rosh Hashanah about the pain and struggle of infertile women. Sarah faced her challenges and was eventually rewarded with a son,...

Dating Forum: He’s Great, But He’s a Liar

Question The guy I am dating lies a lot. For example, when I ask him what he was doing at a given time, he will tell me that he was...

Jewish Institutions Must Include Communications in Their Strategy

By Stan Steinreich COVID-19 has greatly impacted every facet of our community and life — whether it’s a loved one who is or was ill with the disease or the...
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Judgment Day: Yom Kippur Arrives With COVID-19 Cases on the Rise

BY SHIRA HANAU AND PHILISSA CRAMER (JTA) – In synagogues and in their parking lots, in backyard tent services and on Zoom, Jews around the world will spend...

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo raised alarm Monday about the emergence of a handful of coronavirus hot spots in New York, saying just 10 ZIP codes represented...

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