By Steve Almond
I Never Give To Beggars — Am I a Bad Jew?
Dear Bintel Brief, Hardly a day goes by without homeless and less fortunate people begging on the transit system. They ask for money and sometimes food, and I feel sorry for them, but never give to them, or engage at all. I value tzedakah, I volunteer and give to numerous charities, but I’m conflicted about…
My Friends Who Want To Host Me Have Bedbugs!
Dear Bintel Brief, I’m traveling to visit friends who have just discovered that they may be harboring a bedbug infestation in their new home. They have called an exterminator but he hasn’t come yet, so they have no idea what type of problem they’re dealing with. I’ve read that bedbugs cause lots of trouble and…
Help! The Times Square Car Bomb Plot Makes Me Scared To Leave The House
Dear Bintel Brief, With the recent events in Times Square (the foiled car bomb plot) I’m feeling anxious about leaving the house. I know that no one can control for these kinds of things, but do you have any advice about what I can do to calm my nerves? Nervous North of Times Square Steve…
Lab Labor: Who Deserves Credit For My Research Paper?
Dear Bintel Brief, I am a recent college graduate, and have spent the past year working in a research laboratory on a paper that is just about to be published. When I saw the final draft this week, I was shocked to notice that the paper said it was co-written by myself and another young…
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