Dating Forum: Don’t Waste My Time

Question There is an ongoing problem for older single women that I would like to bring to your attention, as you are a well-known matchmaker. The problem is about communication...

Purim Guidance For Shuls And Communities

Presented by the Orthodox Union and the Rabbinical Council of America A Community Committed To Life The approaching Adar and Purim represent the sobering milestone of a year since the arrival...

How Do We Prevent Domestic Abuse? Engage Our Youth

By Rocky Salomon, LMSW, and Jeffrey Younger Co-Founders of The Shalom Task Force Purple Fellowship You are walking into a doctor’s office for a complex, life-altering surgery. After running some tests...


Question I’m writing to you as a broken-hearted parent, because I need an eitzah about how to help my child. My child fell in badly twice. When the person that...


Dear Esther, After college, I really wasn’t sure what I wanted to do with my life. I had pretty good grades and plenty of options, but no clear vision for...


Question I’m seriously involved with a girl who is a great person. There are two things that bother me a lot about her, but I think they are connected. The...

From Black Hat To Black Sheep

Question I recently read an advice column featuring a letter-writer who called himself the “black sheep of his family.” My wife and I discussed this, and we are concerned about...

Real Friendship

Dear Esther, I was raised in a home where the constant refrain was: “Blood is thicker than water.” Basically, our parents told us that we shouldn’t really trust anyone outside...

Malkie Hirsch: Just Stinks, Sort Of

In the infancy of our loss, there were very few people who were comfortable coming around to check on us. And truthfully, I don’t blame anyone for not wanting...

Dating Forum: Keep an Open Mind

Question So much has been written about the “shidduch crisis” within Orthodox Jewish circles. There have been many potential explanations offered by various rabbis, community leaders, and organizations, ranging from...
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