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WWYD – text messaging

Recently I was at a public gathering, where out of respect for the purpose of the evening I turned off my BlackBerry. I would have hoped most people would have done the same. There was…

Spending time with a friend

The following is a letter from a reader, the subject – a friend’s weight loss and the reader’s difficulty in spending time with her since the weight loss. Our reader wonders why she is having…

WWYD – Credit Card

So I just ran a bunch of errands – it is Friday, after all. A friend knew I was going out and asked me to pick up a bunch of stuff for her too, because…

WWYD – Shidduchim / Marriage

Shamelessly taken off a messageboard: A kallah [bride] asked me to post this and solicit your opinions. The kallah is in her late 20s, and smoked 1/2 a pack a day from age 13 until…

WWYD – unwarranted ogling

Letter received from a reader (Edited): I am a married religious woman who works in a predominantly male environment. The other day a guy came into my office to ask a co-worker a question, and…

WWYD – Child Is Stealing

I received this letter from a reader this morning – your input, dear reader, will be much appreciated. This letter was only edited for spelling. Hi Hadassah, You don’t know me, but I’ve been a…

WWYD – telephone

So you are hanging out with friends, and one of them has to use the facilities. While in there, their cell phone rings and it’s on the table next to you. Is it etiquette to…

WWYD – theatre situation

My friends were recently at the theatre for a concert – it was a treat for an upcoming birthday. They had bought tickets, and had really nice seats. They were looking forward to their evening…

Heinous or Harmless – dating world

You have a single girlfriend who is, as they say, in the parsha ie dating for marriage. She needs guidance. You are sympathetic to her story and want to help her all you can. However…

WWYD – adults need to be adults

How would you handle this? A person was contracted to perform a service for you, he did a shoddy job, didn’t even finish, yet still submitted his bill expecting to be paid in full. A…

WWYD – Car Seats

(not my story) Let’s say you lent your infant car seat to your friend down the block, when she had her first baby. Your baby had just grown out of it and you were pleased…

WWYD – friendly hugs

(from a reader) I had an interesting email exchange recently with a reader, and this WWYD came out of it. This reader is a religious woman, Modern Orthodox with a bit of a right wing…