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Possibly Poisoning a Relationship

Dear Miriam, A few days after I came home from the hospital with my my new baby, a friend brought dinner for me, my husband...

Reconciling the Orthodox Community and a Book With a Strong Female Protagonist

Dear Miriam, I'm writing a children's book with an egalitarian Jewish theme and strong female protagonist. I'm concerned about how Orthodox communities might view my...

What’s an Appropriate Bar Mitzvah Gift?

Dear Miriam, Our son-in-law's nephew is being Bar Mitzvah. We were wondering what the proper gift would be. Signed, Relatives Writing a Check Dear Relatives, There are certainly some...

Politics Got You Down?

Dear Miriam, The country and world feel more divided and hopeless than ever. How can I make a difference but also preserve my own sanity? Signed, Jaded...
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Exhausted by the Holidays

  Miriam gives advice to a mom who is exhausted by the idea of future holidays with young kids. Dear Miriam, I remember when my husband and...
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Four at the Funeral

Should a four year old attend his great-grandmother's funeral? Miriam offers her advice. Dear Miriam, My grandmother's health has taken a turn for the worse and...
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The Hairy Interview

Should a teacher get a new haircut right before applying for jobs? Dear Miriam, I'm about to begin interviewing for jobs as a teacher, and I'm...
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P is for Parenting

Miriam advises a parent who wants to know how to talk to her son about the latest news in the presidential election. Dear Miriam, My ten...
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After the Advice

Just in time for Rosh Hashanah, Miriam follows up with readers who have asked her for advice over the years. Dear Readers, As we prepare for...
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Hesitant to Hug

Miriam answers a reader's question about how, or whether, to avoid unwanted hugs. Dear Miriam, I recently relocated to the West Coast, and everybody hugs everybody...