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Does Hubby No. 2 Really Need to Be Jewish?

A recently divorced woman is ready to date again after raising a Conservative Jewish family. She asks the Seesaw whether she should consider going out with non-Jewish men.Read More


Is It Right To Ditch Secular Relatives for the High Holidays?

An observant man feels estranged from his secular relatives around the High Holidays. He asks if it’s wrong to want to spend a religious holiday with those who actually practice it.Read More


Is Yom Kippur Too Much for Hubby?

A newlywed is contemplating whether she should take her new non-Jewish husband to high holiday services. She asks the Seesaw if he will be turned off by the intensity of it all.Read More


Are ‘Goyim’ Really that Funny?

A non-Jewish man engaged to a member of the Tribe is feeling left out by the “sooo Jewish” and “too goyishe” jokes made by his future in-laws. He asks the Seesaw for help navigating the waters.Read More


I'm a Jew Contemplating Conversion to Judaism

After decades of living happily as a Jew, a woman considers undergoing an Orthodox conversion. She asks the Seesaw to help her figure out if it’s worth it.Read More


We Say the Motzi, They Say Grace

When a Jewish mom goes to the in-laws for dinner, everyone is expected to say grace. She asks the Seesaw how to avoid this awkward moment and explain it to her son.Read More


My In-Laws Won't Stop Criticizing Israel

As he embarks on a beach vacation with in-laws who can’t stop criticizing Israel, a man asks the Seesaw how to talk about the Jewish state with his non-Jewish family.Read More


My Son's Curious About God and My Wife Doesn't Believe

He believes and she doesn’t. Their son is asking questions. A couple asks the Seesaw about how they should talk about God with their child.Read More


What If My Roommates Smoke Pot on Shabbat?

A Modern Orthodox women is heading back to college this fall and plans to live with non-Jews for the first time. The Seesaw helps her prepare for surprises — both good and bad.Read More


Can I Survive Without the Tribe in Goyish Midwest?

A pregnant Jewish women contemplates leaving New York with her husband for a small Midwest city. The Seesaw helps her envision what life in goy-land might be like — un-kosher matzo and all.Read More


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