Sunday, December 4, 2016 Kislev 4, 5777

Miriam Steinberg-Egeth

Jewish Exponent Blogger

If you get invited to someone's house for a meal or, say, a seder, and the host says not to bring anything, what should you bring?


A job candidate wonders if acknowledging that she checked out her interviewer's LinkedIn profile and asking about her professional path would seem weird or reflect good research on her part.


A reader in his first year in his own apartment at Passover asks for help figuring out what cookware, utensils and food to buy for his kitchen.


Where should you look when talking to someone with a lazy eye?


A reader who admits to being "completely disorganized" when it comes to his clothing asks how he can be less of a mess.



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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