Thursday, November 26, 2015 Kislev 14, 5776

Miriam Steinberg-Egeth

Jewish Exponent Blogger

Dear Mommy,

When someone compliments my brother and doesn't compliment me, I feel angry. 

Four Year Old Feelings

Dear Readers,

On a recent outing, several strangers stopped to say how adorable my two year old son is (very). Each time, my four year daughter (also very adorable) looked a bit more despondent until she said, word for word, the above comment to me. She doesn't totally understand what it means that I write an advice column, but she does know that I'm always looking for questions, and she asked if this could be something I wrote...


Miriam advises a Las Vegas woman who says that her man feels that if she does not have papers, nobody will accept her as his Jewish wife.


Dear Miriam, I am a single mom with no college education. I was raised to be a stay at home housewife but I was abandoned by my fiance.


Dear Miriam, Help! What do I do with my friends who are engaging in the dreaded "mommy wars?"


Dear Miriam, I have a roommate who consistently leaves annoyingly small amounts of food remaining the fridge. 



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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