Jewish Journal

Advice From Your Moms

By  Merissa Nathan Gerson

May 8, 2011 | 8:13 am

We love our mothers because, among other things, they made us cool. Photo courtesy of Victor Jeffreys II, phiary.com/diary/victor.

In honor of Mother’s Day I anonymously interviewed a handful of America’s finest matriarchs. Before we begin, a humble shout out to the mothers we have... More.

  • Online Dating 101

    By  Merissa Nathan Gerson

    April 8, 2011 | 5:00 am

    Dear Yenta,

    So I recently signed up for an online dating site (JDate).  First day on I see this guy who I’ve met just once in “real” life (though long... More.

  • Acupuncture Addict

    By  Merissa Nathan Gerson

    April 3, 2011 | 2:08 pm

    Dear Yenta,

    I’ve been going to acupuncture regularly for about 4 months as a way to improve my general health and boost my immune system.  Really though,... More.

  • Haunted By Ex - In Bed

    By  Merissa Nathan Gerson

    March 31, 2011 | 2:01 pm

    Dear Yenta,

    When I have sex, I think about my ex-husband. My new lover is amazing, wonderfully caring, and very talented in bed (which my ex-husband... More.

  • Writer’s Block Psychosis

    By  Merissa Nathan Gerson

    March 29, 2011 | 1:56 pm

    Dear Yenta,

    I have lost the ability to write. An initial, hiccupy writer’s block that originated with a piece of assessment I disliked has grown into an... More.

  • Caring for Cancer Caregivers

    By  Merissa Nathan Gerson

    March 20, 2011 | 3:00 am

    Dear Yenta,

    This past year 3 friends I love lost their moms to cancer. In the middle of all the chaos I didn’t want to intrude or get in the way. I... More.

  • 7 Jews for Japan Relief

    By  Merissa Nathan Gerson

    March 16, 2011 | 12:47 am

    By Popular Demand…

    As if giving weren’t enough in and of itself, here are seven more who are giving vocally on behalf of the Jewish people.
    FYI: When... More.

  • 10 Ways To Help Japan

    By  Merissa Nathan Gerson

    March 14, 2011 | 3:40 am

    Here is a list of 10 organizations and causes working to bring relief to Japan.  Give to one, give to all.
    Do what you can, hug a friend, donate a billion... More.

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With more than 10 years of talk therapy under her belt, Merissa has waded through life’s dilemmas with a constant reflective therapeutic bird on her shoulder. Add a few...

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