Monday, August 31, 2015 Elul 16, 5775

Miriam Steinberg-Egeth

Jewish Exponent Blogger

Purim begins Saturday night, Feb. 23, which means it's time to get happy!


Something smelly has been cropping up at recent events in the Jewish community and so Miriam's Advice Well provides some guidance in how to eradicate it.


What do you do if you're trying to become more Sabbath observant but you're not there yet? Miriam's Advice Well has some suggestions.


Miriam's Advice Well answers the question: Do I say yes to intimacy even when I don't feel like it?


Dear Miriam,

My husband and I have both been super stressed at work lately, and we're looking to get away for a weekend. Do you have any ideas for places we could go? Once we're there, how do we make the most of the time we have?

Weekend Away

Dear Away,

It's great that you recognize the need to destress, and that often, in order to do that most effectively, you're best getting out of your normal environs. Philly is well-situated for a lot of easy overnight trips, and figuring out exactly where you want to go and what you want to do can be an...



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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