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Ask Miriam | How Do You Rate a Uber Driver Who Plays Loud, Offensive...

Dear Miriam, How do you rate/tip your Uber driver when the music on his radio is loud and the lyrics are offensive, but the drive...
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Ask Miriam | Older Friend’s Facebook Output a Concern

Dear Miriam, I have an older friend who shares anything and everything on Facebook: day-to-day commentary, an excessive number of memes, articles — some of...

Ask Miriam | ‘Adventure Rabbi’ Assists Miriam With Answer

Dear Miriam, I know the cultural history of the Mountain Jews in Azerbaijan and the places surrounding it, but Ashkenazi Jews are from places rich...
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Ask Miriam | Unanswered Texts Concern Reader

Dear Miriam, For the last few weeks, I have been trying to reach out to a friend who has been battling depression because I want...
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Ask Miriam | Gun at Child’s Friend’s House Triggers Questions

Dear Miriam, If a family I don't know well has invited my 13-year-old kid over to their house and I ask if they have a...
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Ask Miriam | High Synagogue Membership Fees Trouble a Reader

Dear Miriam, I'm in the process of joining the synagogue where my son attends Hebrew school. While tuition itself is reasonable, I'm stunned by the...

Miriam’s Advice Well | Easter Basket Creates a Bushel of Issues

Dear Miriam, How do I communicate with my culturally Christian day care that they can't send food home this week during Passover? The kids made...

Recalcitrant Mother-in-Law Poses Seder Situation

Dear Miriam, My newly widowed mother-in-law says she doesn't want to come to us for Passover this year. Maybe she's being honest and really just...

Sister Suggests Sibling Strife Situation

Dear Miriam, My sister is moving to my neighborhood, just about a block away from me. We're both in our early 20s, single and childless....

How Do You Thank a Lawyer for Pro Bono Work?

Dear Miriam, An attorney friend of mine recently did some generous pro bono work for a Jewish nonprofit that is close to my heart. I...