Mindbiz: Daughter Wants to Break Engagement — Again

Dear Esther, Two years ago, our daughter Rachel broke off her engagement shortly before her wedding. My husband and I never really had a totally clear understanding as to why...

Malkie Hirsch: In the Driver’s Seat 

  Driving home from a beautiful first days of Sukkos we spent at my sisters house in Chestnut Ridge, I realized there are two types of people in this world:...

Dating Forum: Raped on a Date

Question Something terrible happened to me, and I’ve told no one about it, because they will blame me and say it was my fault. It happened one night on a...

Dating Forum: Glamming It Up For Dates

My husband and I are so depressed. We don’t know what to do about our daughter. Her birthday is coming up, and it’s a big one. She is turning...

Dating Forum: My Guy’s Frumkeit Seems to Be Slipping

  Question I had been dating a guy — let’s call him Baruch — for about four months before the quarantine. In the last few weeks before we had to social...

New Law Impacts Retirement Plans

By Daphne Stern, Esq. The Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement (SECURE) Act went into effect as of January 1, 2020, making significant changes to the laws governing retirement...

Halachic Musings: Shidduchim Rooms at Weddings?

  Some weddings have bars. Some weddings have a mitzvah tantze. And some weddings have shidduchim Rooms. At least the Genack/Wilheim wedding did. Last Tuesday, at the Hilton Westchester Hotel (formerly...

Dating Forum: He Was a Playboy, But He Wants to Settle Down With Me

Question: I started going out with a divorced man who is much older than me. Everyone warns me that he is not serious and that in the end he will...

E-Dating in the Era of Social Distancing

Question I used to say no to girls who were geographically undesirable. If a girl lived anywhere more than a 15-minute drive away, I would say no if I was...

Business Halacha Institute

Storyline: Damaged Sefer Menachem entered Sofer’s Seforim Store. “I’d like a sefer on the laws of Pesach that’s user-friendly,” he said to Mr. Sofer. “A popular new sefer just came out:...
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