Sunday, November 29, 2015 Kislev 17, 5776

Miriam Steinberg-Egeth

Jewish Exponent Blogger

Should Jews be alarmed about the findings of the new Pew study of American Jews? Advice columnist Miriam Steinberg-Egeth gives her take as a communal professional. 


Is there a particular etiquette when it comes to navigating strollers through city sidewalks? Our advice columnist considers possible responses.


So what do you do with the lulav and etrog once the Sukkot holiday has come to a close?


If it's a mitzvah to have sex on Shabbat, a reader wonders if it's also a mitzvah to have sex on every night of holidays like Sukkot that span several days.  


An acquaintance emailed to say that her husband has some business in your neighborhood once a week for the next month and she looks forward to coming over and spending time with you while he's working. How do you get out of this unintended social obligation?



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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