Dear Shuli readers: Od pam: oy! (Once more, oh my!) The level of high-intensity news out of the Twin Cities Jewish community this week is incredible!
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“Ask Shuli” is TC Jewfolk’s yiddishe equivalent of Dear Abby or our favorite, Ask Amy, with a healthy dose of guilt sprinkled in. If you’ve ever wondered how the hell (sorry, momala) to explain Simchat Torah to your non-Jewish boss, ask Shuli. Or, is pre-marital sex good for the Jews? Or, how to introduce your Lutheran boyfriend to the family? Ask Shuli: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dear Shuli: This situation with Talmud Torah of St. Paul has been causing a great deal of tzores. I want to support Talmud Torah, but I want to send my girls to public school. How should I respond? — School of Thought
Dear Shuli: It’s my favorite holiday, but this year I’m anxious about the upcoming Pesach (Passover). My mom recently remarried … Her new husband is Jewish, but totally secular. Should I invite both of them to our seder, or just her? — Passed Over
Dear Shuli: We’re trying to get to know our new next-door neighbors, who have two children about the same age as ours. Should I worry about their kid influencing mine, or hope that mine provides the good influence? — Neighbor Tsores
Dear Shuli: I gave my cell phone number to a woman I met recently while on a group outing with friends. She’s been sending me suggestive and embarrassing text messages—which make me uncomfortable. How can I get her to stop? — Textphobic
Dear Shuli: It seems that in today’s society, many Jews tend to stick together very exclusively. After years of anti-Semitism and persecution (that still exists today), do we feel it necessary to make others feel uncomfortable? Why are Jews so cliquey?