Thursday, December 25, 2014 Tevet 3, 5775

Dear Miriam,

Shavuot is an important and interesting holiday, but it's so often neglected. Why is that, and what can we do about it?

Signed,
Shavuot Promoter

Dear Promoter,

Falling seven weeks after Passover, and one of the three "pilgrimage festivals" mentioned in the Torah, Shavuot started out as a harvest holiday, and only later in Jewish history became associated with the giving of the Torah and the revelation on Mount Sinai. The rituals originally associated with the holiday are no longer practiced, and compared with the fanfare and...

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Dear Miriam,

You offer a lot of advice for young adults trying to make their way in the city, but what advice do you have for retirees who are moving to a new place later in life?

Signed,
Someone's Parent

Dear Parent,

My understanding of the generation prior to mine is that it was pretty typical for Jews to graduate from college, get married soon after and then join a synagogue and maybe also a JCC as a young married couple.  Now, there's commonly a gap of several years between graduating and starting a family, and many young adults expect...

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Dear Miriam,

I had a great date with a guy last week.  He ended the evening by saying that we'd "definitely" get together again. That was four days ago and I haven't heard from him. What should I do?

Signed,
Waiting for a Second Date

Dear Waiting,

In my experience, people's questions about second dates typically focus on whether to go on them with people they don't actually like. (See this case in point from a previous column.) It's refreshing to know that you want to see this guy again and that he seemingly wants to see you as well....

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