Sunday, August 28, 2016 Av 24, 5776

Miriam Steinberg-Egeth

Jewish Exponent Blogger

Is fur kosher? Miriam weighs in, with the help of some local rabbis.


Miriam advises a father who is pulled between his Orthodox and non-Orthodox children. 


Miriam issues advice on dealing with a difficult boss.


Why are Easter and Passover a month apart this year, and what's the best way to explain that to a non-Jewish child?


Should you go to a friend's baby shower if the whole idea makes you uncomfortable? It's time to talk superstition.



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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