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!
Dear Shuli readers: Oy, I think I hit a nerve. So, comments have been pouring in (online and off) about this Talmud Torah business….
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: At synagogue this week I noticed a former student visiting her parents. I haven’t seen her in months, and she looked way too thin—and unhealthy. What should I do? –Worried Teacher
Dear Shuli: I have a crush on a boy at my shul, but I don’t know what to do! It should be easy, right? Help me, Shuli! Confused, — Minyanaire
Dear Shuli: My brother got drunk at the seder last year, couldn’t help with the dishes, and I got resentful. How can I get past this so I’m not still mad this Pesach? –Manischewitz Maiden
Dear Shuli: A close colleague of mine just passed away, and his funeral is this Saturday — Shabbat. I really want to pay my respects at the funeral. Should I go? — Farklempt Friend
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