Yid Parenting

Setting the Bar Question: I’m not sure how many other people have this issue, but I feel like the bar mitzvah season has been getting out of control. When my older...

Advice From YidParenting

By Rabbi Yitzie Ross Speaking of Bar Mitzvahs Question: My oldest son is going to be having his bar mitzvah in a few months, and he has an odd request. He told...

Dating Forum

Question: There’s a humongous double-standard in shidduchim when it comes to giving guys a break. My friends all agreed that I should write about what really goes on and why it...

Mindbiz

Dear Esther, We have two children. Our daughter is 32 and our son is 29. Both are single. When they were both much younger, I felt like I was just...

A Father’s Interference

By Baila Sebrow Question I went out with a guy I really liked, but my parents (mainly my father) didn’t think he was for me. As much as I pleaded with...

What To Do With Chanie

Dear Esther, When I moved to my block a while ago, I knew right away that I would never be good friends with Chanie. She is the type of person...

From Where I Stand

Bar Mitzvahs and Parshas Vayakhel By Rabbi Yossy Goldman “See G-d has appointed Betzalel, the son of Uri, the son of Chur of the tribe of Judah.” —Sh’mos 35:30. Chur, Betzalel’s grandfather,...

From Kiddush Clubs to Purim Parties: What Are We Teaching Our Kids?

By Zvi Gluck While there are many people and organizations that issue pre-Purim warnings about excessive alcohol consumption, the sad reality is that drinking is a concern in our community...

True Freedom and Food

By Basya Kovacs During the weeks preceding Pesach, two of my clients expressed similar thoughts, sentiments that stayed with me long after the session was over. I pondered their comments...

MindBiz

Dear Esther, My mother never really took to my wife, especially after developing an instant dislike to her parents the first time they met. She could not give a reason...
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