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Welcome back to “How Should I Know?” — the column that puts the “um” in “advice column.” Dear Mordechai, I need to sign up for something, and the computer wants me...

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A Chipped Glass

By Malkie Hirsch Oftentimes, when I’m approached by someone about my writing or my social media platform, they’ll use the words “real,” “raw,” or “honest” to describe my writing, content,...

Malkie Hirsch: Life Is Changing Every Day

  “Some are born great. Some achieve greatness. And some have greatness thrust upon them.” — William Shakespeare (Twelfth Night) In the beginning of this new writing journey, I’d worry that...

Father’s Day

By Malkie Gordon Hirsch It’s Sunday and I can’t seem to scroll past the never-ending social media posts that are dedicated to the Hallmark holiday known as Father’s Day. I...

Mindbiz: How Can I Forgive Myself?

  Dear Esther, Several weeks ago, a woman wrote in to you asking how she can go about forgiving her husband for his behaviors that felt like betrayals. I liked your...

Rav Shmuel Auerbach zt”l: An Appreciation

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman HaGaon HaRav Shmuel Auerbach, zt’l, was one of the gedolim and great luminaries of the generation. The eldest son of Rav Shlomo Zalman...

Real Estate with Anessa: Luxury Lift

  One morning, I happened to read the front page of the Automobile section of the New York Times. At the time, I was desperate, as I needed another cup...

The Rebbe’s Love for Every Jew

By Rabbi Pesach Schmerling Director, Chabad Lubavitch of Far Rockaway This Shabbos, the third of Tammuz, marks the 24th yahrzeit of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, zt’l. A Jew...

Letters to the Editor: Singles, Impeachment and More

Singles Must Look Out for Each Other Dear Michele, About once a week, I Google to see if there are new articles written about the “shidduch crisis.” To my pleasant surprise,...
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