Miriam's Advice Well

How Do You Deal With an Anti-Vaxxer?

Dear Miriam, I work with children, and I have small children. I have a duty to make sure I take health into careful and great...

Friend’s Wedding Snubs Confuse Bride-to-Be

Dear Miriam, I wasn’t asked to be a bridesmaid in my friend’s wedding. I wasn’t too upset; she had asked family members and friends from...

Wife Who Loves Christmas Trappings Concerns Husband

Dear Miriam, My wife and I are Jewish, but she loves Christmas. Not the religious part of it, obviously, but she loves eggnog and candy...

Inaction Perhaps the Best Action Regarding Holiday Display

Dear Miriam, Someone at work decorated my office with a paper Christmas tree. The star on top has our boss' name, and cut out ornament...

Should Presents be a Part of Chanukah?

Dear Miriam, Chanukah presents — yay or nay? Signed, Every Jewish Parent on the Internet Dear Jewish Parent, I'll admit, you're not one person who asked this question. Rather...

Are There are Different Ways to be Jewish?

Dear Miriam, My son constantly wonders why some members of the family are intermarried and some aren't, why some are observant and some aren't, some...

Reader Plants Question About Praying for Plants

Dear Miriam, My houseplants are basically my children (most of my life revolves around them), and a lot of that care stems loosely from my...

Wedding Gift Etiquette Addressed

Dear Miriam, I have two questions about wedding gifts. 1) If someone has two wedding ceremonies/receptions, either in two different locations or recognizing two different...

Does Issue of Semantics Negate Well Wishes?

Dear Miriam, In the wake of Pittsburgh, I have seen and heard a lot of well-meaning non-Jews offer words of comfort to, "people of the...

Discussing Pittsburgh’s Aftermath

Dear Readers, Today, there is no question. Or, more realistically, we have all the questions, so how could I answer just one in the midst...