Mindbiz: Stuck in a Cycle With My Sister-in-Law

Dear Esther, I have tried over the years to have a good relationship with my sister-in-law. She is a nice person in general, and I like her. I have two...

Dating Forum: What Motivates Shadchanim?

Question I recently saw a meme aimed at shadchanim: “So, why do you want to become a shadchan?” The options for the checkboxes were shocking: spite, malice, revenge, boredom, profit....

Ba’yamim Ha’heim Ba’zeman Ha’zeh: From Darkness to Light

By Rabbi Zvi Gluck It’s been quite a year, hasn’t it? Having been slammed by COVID, we have all found ourselves looking at the world through slightly different eyes. The past...

Malkie Hirsch: Life Is Changing Every Day

  “Some are born great. Some achieve greatness. And some have greatness thrust upon them.” — William Shakespeare (Twelfth Night) In the beginning of this new writing journey, I’d worry that...

Mindbiz: How Can I Forgive Myself?

  Dear Esther, Several weeks ago, a woman wrote in to you asking how she can go about forgiving her husband for his behaviors that felt like betrayals. I liked your...

Dating Forum: Holding Younger Sibling Back

  Question I’m almost 24 years old, and I haven’t had a real date yet, while all my closest friends are married. It’s not because I can’t get a date, but...

Malkie Hirsch: Widow Tales

Opinions vary on the subject of rereading books and re-watching movies. I don’t know about you, but I always discover new things in chapters and find it enjoyable to...

Dating Forum: Suitor and Mom Not Seeing Eye to Eye on Coronavirus

  Question I’m going out with a girl whose mother says that I’m selfish. Here’s the thing: I’m the most generous guy in the world. This all started because her mother...

Mindbiz: Emerging From My Bubble

  Dear Esther, When the pandemic started, I was very concerned. I was probably the first person to wear a mask and get with the program. Like most people, I was...

Helping Children Cope With Pandemic-Related Anxiety

  With children’s emotions and routines becoming a daily victim of the tumult caused by the pandemic, Hidden Sparks, which helps teachers and schools educate struggling learners, has provided six...
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