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Dear Tzviling

What’s in a name?

Dear Tzviling, My fiancé and I are preparing for our wedding, and my rabbi indicated he needs our Hebrew names for the ketubah even though I don’t regularly use them....

‘Wonder of wonders, miracles of miracles’

Dear Tzviling, Thank you for your upbeat column. I am writing on behalf of a friend who could use some uplifting advice. Her aunt just passed away at the young age of...

Checking references

Dear Tzviling, My cousin sent me a number of your columns discussing shidduchim (matchmaking). In particular, the column dated Oct. 23, 2009, raises a vital issue when...

What is the secret to happiness?

Dear Tzviling, I recently came back from my first trip to Israel. It was truly fascinating, especially the time I spent in Safed (Tzfat). In Tzfat I noticed that...

She wants to light candles

Dear Tzviling, I moved to Long Island last year and decided to send my daughter Naomi to a Hebrew Day School even though we are not religious. Before Rosh Hashanah she...

Differences of opinions

Dear Tzviling, Your column — especially the one about the seven habits of successful shidduchim — inspired me to write to you. You see, I’m going out with a very nice...

Your match

Dear Tzviling, I come from a traditional family and am in the process of looking for a shidduch. I am new at this and am not sure what to look for. What is important?...

Life insurance

Dear Tzviling, Thank G-d I am enjoying good health as I celebrate my 60th birthday. I am scheduled for elective surgery shortly. I heard that according to Jewish...

Your pet’s Jewish name

Dear Tzviling, My wife Leah and I are married for six years and do not have any children. We are working with a fertility specialist, but we realize everything depends...

Add more stamps

Dear Tzviling, There’s something on my mind and I’m hoping you can help me. I imagine I’m not the only one in the same situation. I have a great job and have always...