Saturday, July 26, 2014 Tammuz 28, 5774

Miriam Steinberg-Egeth

Jewish Exponent Blogger

Two dear friends can't connect by phone because one has a very young baby and the other is free only at that baby's bedtime. Miriam's Advice Well tells how to maneuver around this delicate situation and still stay friends.

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If ever a friend confides in you about a problem she's having involving her husband and children, and you're pretty sure she's the cause of the conflict, Miriam's Advice Well provides some strategies for how to gingerly resolve the situation.

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At Purim, there's lots of levity to go around. But Miriam's Advice Well reminds us that we're also commanded to do some pretty important mitzvot that may get lost in all the fun.

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If you really want to move on after a bad breakup, Miriam's Advice Well suggests getting rid of the sentimental things cluttering up your emotional life.

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Divorcing couples have enough drama going on between them that they don't need to add "dividing up thier friends" to the list of things to work out.

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Profile

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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