Ask Shuli: Helping a Friend Fight Anorexia

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

Ask Shuli: Pissed on Passover

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

Ask Shuli: Funeral on Shabbas?

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

Ask Shuli: Passover Dilemma

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

Ask Shuli: Nice Neighbor or Wild Thing?

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

Ask Shuli: Out-of-town Wedding Woes

Dear Shuli: A good friend of mine here in the Twin Cities has invited me to her wedding this spring on the West Coast. This trip is really not in my budget, although I had hoped to go. What should I say? — Something Blue