Miriam's Advice Well

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

Dear Miriam | How Do You Handle Pre-Election Stress

0
Dear Miriam, My pre-election anxiety is making it hard to sleep. This is on top of an already pretty significant baseline of pandemic stress. I'm...

Dear Miriam | Is Trick-or-Treating OK in 2020?

0
Dear Miriam, I know you've answered a lot of questions over the years about whether Jews should participate in Halloween because of its pagan origins....

Dear Miriam | Planning for Death Proves Problematic

0
Dear Miriam, What will happen if I outlive my non-Jewish spouse? I find great comfort and meaning in Jewish rituals surrounding death. What does one...

Dear Miriam | Can Sukkot Be Celebrated Safely?

0
Dear Miriam, What is your best advice for hosting guests during this Sukkot? It should be a great holiday for hosting because we're already outside! Signed, Another...

Dear Miriam | Not Getting a Rise Out of Challah

0
Dear Miriam, During this holiday season, I've tried to bake challah regularly, but I find that no matter what I do, and no matter how...

Dear Miriam | Spotted Lanternflies Pose Moral Dilemma

0
Dear Miriam, Normally, I would try to teach my kids to be gentle with living things, starting with the idea that we don't step on...

Dear Miriam | Can You Opt Out of Virtual Worship?

0
Dear Miriam, My synagogue is having only virtual High Holiday services this year. I absolutely support this from the public health perspective, but from a...

Dear Miriam | What Should You Wear to a Zoom Wedding?

0
Dear Miriam, What do you think is the right protocol for what to wear to a Zoom wedding? Should guests dress up or not bother? Signed, 2020...

Dear Miriam | What’s in a Nickname?

0
Dear Miriam, I am interviewing for a new job, and I've been in touch several times over email with a potential new colleague. The person...

Dear Miriam | Speaking Up About Face Shields

0
Dear Miriam, Some of my young relatives are starting school in a couple weeks. While their teachers may be wearing masks, kids at the school...