Yid Parenting: Play Ball!

  My 9-year-old son is very unique — he hates sports. He is content playing with Lego all day and refuses to go outside and play with his friends. I’m...

Mindbiz: Offer Presence, Not Pity

  Dear Esther: My sister, Miriam, and I have been very close most of our lives. We’re not just sisters, but really good friends. Miriam is two years older than I...

Dating Forum: Looks Can Be Distracting

Question: My daughter is in shidduchim, and we’re having a problem. She’s been home from seminary for close to a year, and suggestions are coming in, baruch Hashem. But she...

Mindbiz: Parent Disappointed With His Child’s Path

Dear Esther, Though I am writing this as partially a religious issue, I wanted to explore the complex psychological aspects of what I have been going through. Our middle child,...

Dating Forum: Getting Serious After Divorce

Question I have been divorced for four years. It was an amicable divorce, and my ex-husband was very generous. He let me keep the house, and my children and I...

Yid Parenting: Making The Grade

Q. My son’s last report card was absolutely horrendous. He is in sixth grade, and his grades dropped in almost every subject. When my husband and I sat down...

Abusers And The Obligation To Apologize

This week is parashas Acharei Mos-Kedoshim, wherein the Torah deems it necessary to enumerate the concept of arayos. There have been plenty of headlines and stories about people who have...
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Tragedy Hits Israel: What Should We Say To Our Children?

What should I say? How should I say it? In a video produced in 2014, OHEL's Dr Norman Blumenthal warmly and sensitively discusses how best to communicate tragedy and...

Dating Forum: Feeling Left Behind

Question: I need help, fast — I must get engaged as soon as possible! I can’t be the last remaining single girl in my high-school class. I have been dating for...

Mindbiz: Mom Doesn’t Want to be Set Up

Dear Esther, I’m in my late fifties and lost my husband three years ago. We had a terrific marriage for many years, and I was happy being his wife. His...

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Arizona Amends Anti-BDS law

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey signed a bill on Tuesday to amend the state’s law prohibiting public contractors from boycotting Israel. The 2016 anti-BDS bill was...

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For the first time since the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, some 100 Diaspora Jewish families will celebrate the Jewish festival of redemption in the heart...

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