Malkie Hirsch: Making Plans

By Malkie Hirsch We had plans. Things to look forward to in the future, while raising the beautiful family we created together. The Sunday lunches we’d embark upon once the boys would...

A Whirlwind Weekend

By Malkie Gordon Hirsch I didn’t realize this until the end of this wonderful past weekend, but it hit me as we had the chance to mingle with around 50...

Dating Forum: Raped on a Date

Question Something terrible happened to me, and I’ve told no one about it, because they will blame me and say it was my fault. It happened one night on a...

Malkie Hirsch: Life Is Better With Alana

By Malkie Hirsch I’ve heard it said That people come into our lives for a reason Bringing something we must learn And we are led To those who help us most to grow If we...

Father Figures

By Malkie Gordon Hirsch Sometime between the day that I left for Israel and the moment I sat at the Shabbos table two weeks later, Rosie started to call Jeremy...

Mindbiz: Why Does My Friend Seem Hot and Cold?

  Dear Esther, I have a friend whom I’ll call Cindy. I really like her a lot. She has a great personality, I always feel so good when I’m speaking to...

The Hamster Wheel Of Shidduchim

By Malkie Gordon Hirsch No matter what, the conversation always gravitates to shidduchim. It starts out innocently enough, discussing the kids, their schools, schedules, and other unsavory details the school year...

Dating Forum: Dating Someone With a ‘Past’

By Baila Sebrow Question This is a personal topic, but I imagine other guys might be going through it, too. For many years, I have struggled to keep the Torah’s laws...


By Malkie Gordon Hirsch In true editor/father fashion, my father casually sent me a closeup picture of my late husband, with the large print of his latest written piece clearly...

Dating Forum: He Was a Playboy, But He Wants to Settle Down With Me

Question: I started going out with a divorced man who is much older than me. Everyone warns me that he is not serious and that in the end he will...
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