How Are The Kids?

By Malkie Hirsch A common question I get asked is (cue the sad eyes, the tilted head): “How are the kids?” It’s horrible to say, but because I get asked it...

Dating Forum: Freezing My Eggs Didn’t Help My Shidduch Chances!

Question: A few years ago, there was a big push for older, never-married women to freeze their eggs. Everywhere I went people were talking about it. My parents were against...

Mindbiz: Why Do People Assume I Am Lonely?

Dear Esther, Four and a half years ago, my husband, the love of my life, passed away. He was young, and it was tragic. We were married for over 40...

Dealing With the Loneliness of Loss

By Malkie Hirsch Loneliness. Not something I initially thought about in the immediate aftermath of Moshe’s passing. There was so much to do. So many things I had to learn about that...

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...

Mindbiz: A Matter of Trust

  Dear Esther, My close friend Batya recently shared with me a deep, dark secret that she claims she has never told anyone. She said it was something she felt tremendous...

Life After 50!

When I was young, my classmates and I had birthday parties each year. Some of us had “fancier” parties, perhaps in a hall, while others had parties at home....

Mindbiz: Winning In Laws

Dear Esther, When our daughter Batya got engaged to a boy from a financially comfortable family, we were focused on her chassan’s wonderful qualities and didn’t give the financial aspect...

Dating Forum: Don’t Listen To Grandpa

Q: Things had been going great with this dynamo girl I was dating, and it got to the point where I was psyching myself up to pop the question....

One More Shot At Vaccine Awareness

A few weeks ago, I ventured into the world of vaccinations. I’ve received over 2,400 e-mail responses (written by approximately 350 people) to that column, and I wanted to...
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BY GABE FRIEDMAN (JTA) — Israeli Stanley Kubrick fans are getting a treat: An original copy of his screenplay for “2001: A Space Odyssey” will...

Taking the Shul on the Road

My shul is moving. To be fair, it’s been “moving” for about two years now. But it’s actually moving as I’m writing this. I’m...

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BY CNAAN LIPHSHIZ (JTA) — The Anti-Defamation League condemned what it called government-sanctioned discriminatory practices at an evangelical adoption agency in North Carolina with government...

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