When I wrote this post on the bris debate back in July, I didn't yet realize how soon it would be that I would be planning a bris for my own son. Solomon Elias Egeth was born on Sunday, March 31, and his brit milah was yesterday, his 8th day of life.
A 30-year-old friend is giving you flashbacks to high school. She's overly dramatic, jealous, out of control and a total energy drain. Is it worth trying to save the friendship, or is she like a bad high school boyfriend who just needs to be dumped? Miriam's Advice Well has a purpose-filled flashback.
There won't be any kids at this particular Passover seder. With so many of the seder rituals organized around children, where does that leave this family and other seder attendees? Miriam's Advice Well assesses the situation.
I am extremely proud to be both a member of the Philadelphia young adult Jewish community and a professional working to make the community the best it can be.
I work full time as the director of Hillel of Greater Philadelphia’s Jewish Graduate Student Network. 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.
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 and matchmaker for GradMatch.org, a children’s book reviewer, a former elementary school teacher, a pretty decent cook and a mom to two beautiful children.