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Purim Sameach(ish)

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Dear Elisheva, My wife and I have been married for almost three years, and this issue has only gotten worse over that time. Baruch Hashem, we get along really well...

DATING FORUM: Penny Pincher

Question I am not so new to dating. It’s been about five years, so I pretty much know most of the eligible guys out there. For the record, I consider...

Dating Forum: Being Sensible About Size

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Observations From A Mother–Son Brunch

By Malkie Gordon Hirsch I like to refer to myself as an extroverted introvert. Today, the trend is to look like something you’re not and identify as somebody or something completely...
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