Miriam's Advice Well

From dating to parenting, Miriam welcomes all questions. Posted every Monday.

Dear Miriam | How Do You Prepare for Visitors?

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Dear Miriam, After 13 months with exactly zero people coming into my house, I'm about to have (vaccinated) Shabbat dinner guests for the first time this coming week.

Dear Miriam | How Do You Restore Pre-COVID Boundaries?

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Dear Miriam, For the past 13 months, I've been working from home and have been very isolated.

Dear Miriam | Passover: The Latter Days

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Dear Miriam, Second pandemic Passover. Please discuss.

Dear Miriam | How Do You Recruit, Involve Volunteers?

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Dear Miriam, I am starting a new project that requires volunteer energy to keep it going.

Dear Miriam | Breakup Cause Shabbat Pain

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For many years, but especially during the pandemic, my partner and I celebrated Shabbat every week and all the Jewish holidays.

Dear Miriam | Why Are People Going Overboard for Passover?

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I've always thought people go kind of overboard for Passover ...

Dear Miriam | What’s the Etiquette for a Zoom Shiva?

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I have to go to a Zoom shiva this week. I know these have been happening for nearly a year, but this will be my first one. What usually happens at these? Is there any etiquette I should know about?

Dear Miriam | Purim Opt-out a Possibility?

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Dear Miriam, I don't think I can stomach the forced happiness of Purim this year, the groggers over Zoom, the pandemic-themed spiels. Can I opt out?

Dear Miriam | Password Problem Proves Perplexing

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Dear Miriam, I recently needed to create a family account for an online service.  When I tried to create a login, I received a message...

Dear Miriam | Pandemic Rant Proves Uncomfortable

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Dear Miriam, I have done almost no socializing during the pandemic, so I'm not sure what kinds of interactions people are having, but this struck...