Yid Parenting: Success for All Children

Question: I’ve been grappling with the decision of letting you respond publicly to this question for many months. On the one hand, I’m scared my son will read this question...

Mindbiz: Elder Care

Dear Esther, I have always been very close to my grandmother. She is a wonderful woman and I love her dearly. I would say that she played a very significant...

Dating Forum: Suitor and Mom Not Seeing Eye to Eye on Coronavirus

  Question I’m going out with a girl whose mother says that I’m selfish. Here’s the thing: I’m the most generous guy in the world. This all started because her mother...

One More Shot At Vaccine Awareness

A few weeks ago, I ventured into the world of vaccinations. I’ve received over 2,400 e-mail responses (written by approximately 350 people) to that column, and I wanted to...

Mindbiz: Friendship Born in Crisis

Dear Esther, About a year and a half ago, during the second half of my pregnancy, I was ordered to stay in bed. I had two young children, and my...

Malkie Hirsch: The Bracha of Milestones

I remember the first few thoughts I had after giving birth to my oldest son Dovid. Firstly, ouch. Secondly I was relieved that he was well and healthy. He...

Yid Parenting: Midwinter Woes

Question: As midwinter vacation approaches, my husband and I are once again preparing for the onslaught of complaints from our children. We don’t go to Florida, and pretty much survive...

Mindbiz: Dealing With Coronavirus Reality

  Dear Esther, Our present quarantine situation and all that it represents has been on my mind. However, because of Pesach, I would say that the coronavirus shared a lot of...

Malkie Hirsch: The Change

By Malkie Hirsch “You’re more assertive and, I don’t know … just different. You were more timid, shy even. You don’t recognize that change in you? To me, it’s so...

Dating Forum: Seeking Young and Gorgeous

  Question I am a gentleman nearing retirement, and I’ve been looking to remarry for a few years now. I am not ashamed to say that I am looking for a...
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(March 27, 2023 / JNS) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is expected to freeze his government’s judicial reform program on Monday. He is set to deliver a speech...

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