Tuesday, September 23, 2014 Elul 28, 5774

With Tisha B’Av just around the corner, you're having your yearly dilemma about whether or not to fast. You hate fasting, especially in the summer, and you're not convinced that your religious beliefs include mourning the destruction of the Temple. What should you do?

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You're a huggy kind of guy. You like showing affection. In work settings, of course, you shake hands instead. But still you're wondering: Under what circumstances can it be appropriate to hug colleagues?

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Jews aren't supposed to proselytize, but if you know that a Catholic friend has a Jewish relative in his past, can you encourage him to explore his Jewish roots? At your parents' seder table? Miriam's Advice Well draws up a chair and dispenses some advice.

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