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Dear Rabbi, a cousin of mine is pregnant. What’s the accepted way to congratulate her? The only thing that comes to mind is “mazel tov” but somehow that doesn’t sound right. Thanks.

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Dear Rabbi, what does Judaism teach about the importance of friendship as opposed to concentrating on living one’s own life “as an island”?

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My child recently came home from school and complained that some classmates are picking on him. He doesn’t want to tattle on them to the teacher because this could cause the classmates to pick on him even more. Rabbi, please advise me on the “Jewish way” to help him. Thank you.

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My parents were always happily married when I was growing up. Nothing could stand in the way of them. But since they’ve become empty nesters after my youngest brother moved out, things soured between them. The other day they announced to me and my siblings they want to divorce. They sleep in separate bedrooms now and are only roommates at this time, and they are already shopping for separate apartments. I don’t want this to happen. I want them to love each other again like they did when I lived with them. My wife is pregnant with our first child, and I want them to be together as grandparents to my children. I want them to grow old together. Would it be a good idea for me to try to convince them not to divorce and to stay together and work things out? Or is it better for me to stay out of their business and not interfere?