Malkie Hirsch: Well Suited

“A trauma trigger is a psychological stimulus that prompts recall of a previous traumatic experience. The stimulus itself need not be frightening or traumatic and may be only indirectly...

Dating Forum: Finding the Right Beholder

Question I have been in shidduchim for a long time. It hasn’t been easy for me, watching all my sisters and brothers, some of whom are younger than me, get...

Mindbiz: Missing People During Coronavirus

Dear Esther, I guess I’m really lucky. I’ve been able to continue working through this whole pandemic by using Slack or Skype. My company has been working efficiently and we’ve...

Yid Parenting: Priceless Education

Question: We’re hoping that as a rebbe, you can answer the following question. Our son’s yeshiva is telling us to sign a document agreeing to pay tuition even if we...

Dating Forum: A Match With A Catch

Question I have been reading your articles for quite some time, and I’m in need of some sound advice. My mother passed away three years ago, and it has been...

Mindbiz: Best Friends For Never

Dear Esther, Sara has been one of my best friends for over 30 years. Since we both commuted to work, we spoke every evening during our drives home. It was...

NMP Syndrome

By Gittel Goldstein, PMHNP I first came across NMP syndrome 20 years ago while trying to return an adolescent to school. He had no place willing to take him. He...

Malkie Hirsch: ‘Lama’ vs. ‘Le’ma’

I experienced somewhat of an epiphany last night as I spoke to Matana on her latest podcast, which is a three-part series that focused on living with and getting...

Mindbiz: Find Passion Despite COVID

Dear Esther, For a while, I was doing fairly well with this whole coronavirus situation. Like most people, I went from being a busy individual to someone in lockdown. I...

Dating Forum: Ideal Mate for a Widow?

  Question I recently lost my husband to COVID-19. I have a lot of friends and a big family, but I am still very lonely. I told my family that I...
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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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By Gabriel Geller Royal Wine/Kedem For many, if not most of us (all of us quite frankly), Shabbos and yom tov are not only great mitzvos;...

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