Mindbiz: How Do I Take Friendships to the Next Level?

  Dear Esther, I’m in my early sixties and I grew up as the daughter of survivors. As you can imagine, I have enough issues to fill a book. My siblings...

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:...

Malkie Hirsch: Reading and Writing

“Hey, I’ve been meaning to ask you: Have you read 'Big Magic' by Elizabeth Gilbert?” she asked with a sparkle in her eye, as she handed it to me. “I...

Dating Forum: Too Skinny for Shidduchim?

  Question Everyone feels bad for girls who are heavy. People give them chizuk and advice about diet and exercise. And they also get mad at boys who say no to...

Mindbiz: Why Won’t My Daughter Accept My Help?

Dear Esther, When our daughter Sara brought home Moe, my husband and I were not impressed from the start. There was something about him that didn’t sit right with us....

Malkie Hirsch: Shanah Tovah Wishes

All it takes is someone innocently asking for Moshe and I’m reduced to tears. Someone who’s from out of town but has been here in the past arrives at the...

Mindbiz: Reunion Dredges Up Negative Feelings

Dear Esther, Not long ago, I attended my 30-year high-school reunion. Somehow, we skipped the 10- and 20-year marks, but some women decided it was long overdue and arranged it....

Dating Forum: Marrying Someone with Divorced Parents

Question We are a regular frum family, and my son is dating a girl who seems lovely but comes from a non-frum, broken home. She also became a giyores because...

Yid Parenting: Grand Parenting Advice

  My husband and I have been avid readers of your blog for the past few years. We generally agree with most of your advice, and constantly lament the new...

Malkie Hirsch: Are You In Or Out?

  By Malkie Hirsch About a month after Moshe passed, my friend’s sister reached out to me to see if I’d be interested in meeting with a well-known rabbi and speaker...
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