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A few years ago, I began the Imma Dearest blog to address tough issues such as stepping on Legos and buying too much at Target. Then life put me...

Mindbiz: Putting It All Together

  To gain some perspective on the current coronavirus pandemic, 5TJT is reprinting this article from November 2012, shortly after SuperStorm Sandy ravaged our community. The dust is beginning to settle,...

OHEL Releases Guide To Coping With COVID-19 Anxiety

By Dr. Norman Blumenthal Zachter Family Chair in Trauma and Crisis Response for OHEL OHEL remains deeply committed to serving the needs of our community, especially at these unprecedented and challenging...

Malkie Hirsch: The Year

  By Malkie Hirsch Dear Moshe, I can’t believe it’s been a year since I’ve seen you last. A year since you walked through the door at the end of the day, head...

News From the Hills: Hashem Is in Control

  All the news recently, whether in newspapers, TV or social media, is about the coronavirus. Not only are some in a panic, but we are at a standstill, not...

Dating Forum: Saying Goodbye

  Question I dated a guy for a long time, but then I had second thoughts so I broke up with him. He asked me why, and I wasn’t really sure...

Better Marital Education Begins in Childhood

By Elisheva Liss The room was packed with a few hundred accomplished women. I asked for a show of hands: “How many of you pursued higher education after high school?” Almost every...

Mindbiz: My Husband or My Best Friend?

  Dear Esther, What do you do when your husband is jealous of your best friend? Full disclosure — I do like my best friend more than I like my husband!...

My Journey: Living With Loneliness

  I received an email this week from an old school acquaintance regarding loneliness. I immediately felt a connection to this person after reading the complete email. It felt like...
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