It’s that time of year in the Jewish community when forgiveness is on everyone’s lips. I don’t know if you remember “The Single” from the first issues of Kol HaBirah, but for a forgiveness-themed entry in the Dating section I thought it was time to sub in for my colleague as *dramatic reveal music*:
I am a 25-year-old man and I am terrified of being single. I am worried I am acting abnormal for my age. I had to work extremely hard for a long period in order to become financially independent, which was not easy because of my humble beginnings and a very long spell of unemployment. The work itself took up so much time that I was unable to participate in singles events in the area.
I have done astrology on the side for more than a year and I would like to use horoscopes to make a marriage connection. Where do I go?
The High Holidays are a time when many families come together to celebrate. What advice do you have for readers bringing home a significant other to meet the parents (and/or Bubbe, Aunt Sara, and assorted cousins) for the first time?
I don’t know about you, but around this time of year I start to gear up for school. Yes, school supplies are a part of it, but mostly the preparation is mental. I start thinking about summer homework and whether it has been completed, school schedules and extracurriculars, carpools, doctors’ appointments, and which teachers my kids will have this year.
The clock strikes midnight. You careen down the stairs, your slipper sliding off your foot, your (night) gown fluttering behind you, as you race to the velvet-upholstered seat. You have to make it in time! Click-clack, click-clack, and you’re off — and the race is on.
I always wanted to write an article about dating. My friends would hear stories from my countless dating escapades and encourage me to write a book. This week I am turning 34 years old. As I reflect on this past year, I decided to celebrate my birthday by writing my very first article. Just a little something to cross off my bucket list.
To get a new job, dozens of things need to go well for you. However, your approach to two seemingly insignificant items may make the difference in whether you land the job.
Holidays are a time when some singles feel at odds with the family-oriented atmosphere pervasive in the Jewish community. What advice do you have for singles who want to reinvent the holiday experience for their lifestyle?
Do you have a question for Rivkie?
A good friend of my teenage son (let’s call him Mordechai) moved away this summer. Mordechai is upset about his friend’s departure, especially since they have known each other for most of their lives. He is a well-adjusted kid, and has many friends, but this is really throwing him for a loop. How do I help him through this rough patch?
Take a guess. Out of 100 wives, how many would say they are married to a wimp? In my totally unscientific study based on 30 years in marriage counseling, I estimate 99 out of 100 would answer in the affirmative.
Life is a series of matchmaking experiences. We seek the right friends, job, community, shul, and, of course, the right spouse.
- Online Resources for Federal Jobs
- Ready to Mingle — But He’s Not Single
- The Need for Courage
- Why Don’t Men Listen?
- Dating With Different Backgrounds: Important Factors to Keep in Mind
- The Impact of Veterans’ Preference on Federal Hiring
- Tips to Take Your Home From Bland to Bold This Summer
- Ask Rivkie: Lamenting the Three Weeks
- The Federal Reserve and Interest Rates
- The Benefits of Failure