Wednesday, December 7, 2016 Kislev 7, 5777

Miriam Steinberg-Egeth

Jewish Exponent Blogger

What is the appropriate of money to give to a rabbi who's helped with conversion?

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A woman asks for advice when her boyfriend disapproves of her clothing choices. 

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What do you send to a family reunion...when you're not part of the family?

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What should a professor do when a former student gives him a gift for writing letters of recommendation?

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Miriam weighs in on the new ruling in the Conservative movement allowing legumes to be eaten during Passover. It's more interesting than it sounds. 

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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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