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Dear Esther, Though I always worked at a demanding job, I made sure to be a totally hands-on mother. I was involved in every aspect of my children’s lives, from...


Question No one ever talks about what people like me go through with shidduchim. And only because I am going to have to face shame each meal this coming Pesach...

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Save The Agunah

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Pelotons And House Plants

By Malkie Hirsch Life lessons can be presented in a variety of ways, and I’m always open to learning something profound where I can. Like, for example, when my breathless 40-year-old...
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