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Toco Hills resident Rachel Stein writes about spirituality and, working with readers, tries to help community members deal with dilemmas.
April 22, 2018, 9:00 am
My Family-vs.-Career Tug of War
A reader wants to return to teaching, while her husband needs her as his secretary.
April 10, 2018, 3:44 pm
This Dented Van Gets People Talking
Readers have plenty of advice for the woman who went to the gym after ramming her neighbor's junker.
March 22, 2018, 6:23 am
Should I Sweat a Dent on an Old Van?
The latest Shared Spirit dilemma addresses an early-morning accident with a neighbor's vehicle.
March 9, 2018, 5:28 am
Shared Spirit: Resolving a Mitzvah Dilemma
It's not easy to balance the interests of two generations of sisters with two conflicting simchas.
February 21, 2018, 2:24 pm
Simcha Dilemma: Bas Mitzvah or Wedding?
Does family loyalty lie with a sister or cousins when the celebrations conflict?
February 8, 2018, 6:20 am
Aligning 2 Parents Traveling Diverse Roads
Communication and consideration can help provide the best home environment for children.
January 25, 2018, 5:40 pm
When 2 Parenting Roads Diverge
A Jewish mother seeks help with a husband who just won't enforce the family rules.
January 11, 2018, 4:25 pm
Shared Spirit: Straddling Fence Might Be Impossible
When two friends divorce, it's hard not to take sides, especially if there's an accusation of abuse.
December 25, 2017, 5:59 pm
Straddling the Fence
When friends divorce, do we have to choose sides and turn one away?
December 8, 2017, 3:40 pm
Weighing Tried and True vs. Convenience in Care
Shared Spirit readers are split on which doctor a woman should use, Dr. Shot or Dr. Pain.
December 4, 2017, 8:54 pm
Judaica Corner Makes Difference for 30 Years
Janet Afrah recounts the countless customers she's helped throughout the years at the Toco Hills Judaic store.
November 19, 2017, 12:53 pm
Trading Tried and True for New and Convenient
A reader faces a dilemma: Should she abandon her non-Jewish doctor of 30 years for a Jewish physician nearby?
November 9, 2017, 2:47 pm
Shared Spirit: Tomatoes, Fries Resolved
Would you use a professional who shares the same problem you’re struggling with?
October 26, 2017, 4:24 pm
A Weighty Dilemma Involving Professional Help
Should you trust someone suffering from the same problem to guide you toward a solution?
October 12, 2017, 5:45 pm
Resolution: To Speak or Not to Speak
Grandpa wonders whether he should approach his adult children about the salient mistakes he sees them making as parents.