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Logistics Make Purim Celebration a Challenge

Dear Miriam, Usually on Purim, my family dresses in costume and goes to our local synagogue to enjoy the evening megillah reading. Our scheduling as...

Toilet Training Trying for Tot

Dear Miriam, My son was once interested in potty training and now has no interest, even with incentives. How do we get him back on...

Are Expensive Birthday Parties for Little Kids a Must?

Dear Miriam, My son’s friends had birthday parties at gyms and museums that cost more than $500. It seems steep for a 2- to 3-year-old’s...

Jewish Bumper Sticker a Concern on Trip to Rural America

Dear Miriam, We are considering adding a school bumper sticker to our car that would make it obvious we're Jewish. We have no concerns about...

When is Unsolicited Help Worth Giving?

Dear Miriam, Yesterday, I passed a woman in the grocery store telling her kids she needed to find her glasses so she could read her...

‘Accidental Confidante’ Questions Role, Responsibilities

Dear Miriam, A former coworker of mine lost her job, lost her work visa and had to return overseas. Things are not going well for...

Should Jews Celebrate Valentine’s Day?

Dear Miriam, What's your opinion on Jews celebrating Valentine's Day? Signed, Rose or Noes? Dear Noes, My ambivalence about Valentine's Day runs deep. I've written a few columns on...

Reader Really Resents Recorder Requirements

Dear Miriam, Why haven't schools figured out that playing the recorder is slow torture for everyone involved? My daughter just brought a recorder home with...

Constant Coat Question Irks Reader

Dear Miriam, What is the appropriate response when someone at school or a playground or just in a parking lot sees my child without a...

Coat Quandary Raises Temperature of Reader

Dear Miriam, Last year, I spent an uncomfortable amount of money on winter gear for my three kids. It wasn't exactly a financial hardship, but...