Friday, August 22, 2014 Av 26, 5774

Miriam Steinberg-Egeth

Jewish Exponent Blogger

How many dates is enough to know if a relationship is worth pursuing?

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What do you say to someone who inappropriately assumes that you are pregnant? 

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As the fighting in Israel and Gaza continues, so do questions about the etiquette and effectiveness of the so-called “social media war.” 

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What do people actually use baby blankets for, and at what age do they stop being useful? 

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A young woman asks for advice on how to respond to or redirect uncomfortable small talk from an older member of her synagogue.

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Profile

I am extremely proud to be a part of making the Philadelphia Jewish community the best it can be.

I am a co-founder of Minyan Tikvah (a lay-led prayer group in Center City Philadelphia that meets once a month for traditional egalitarian Shabbat services), a founder of a former matchmaking service for Jewish graduate students, a children’s book reviewer, a former elementary school teacher, a pretty decent cook and a mom to two beautiful children.

I spent years as the director of Hillel of Greater Philadelphia’s Jewish Graduate Student Network before resigning to spend more time with my family. My husband, Marc, likes to say that I knew more people within a week of moving to Philadelphia than he knew after six years here.

I’m originally from the tiny town of Fredonia, NY, and sometimes I still stare at the skyscrapers and marvel at how many Jews I know.

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