Wednesday, July 23, 2014 Tammuz 25, 5774

A young woman asks for advice on how to respond to or redirect uncomfortable small talk from an older member of her synagogue....

At Shabbat services, you want to concentrate on the prayers or meditate, but your friend just wants to chat. How can you handle this without being rude?


A letter writer wonders how to respond to friends who are constantly posting to social media about the situation in Israel, often with the caveat that, "I don't know if this is true, but..."


After inadvertantly scheduling a social event on the solemn holiday of Tisha B'Av, a board member of a Jewish organization wonders how she can convince her less observant counterparts to change the date.

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