Tagged opinion

Ask Helen: Dating

Dear Helen: I’m once divorced, then single six years after another long-term relationship in which I repeated all the mistakes of my first. Now that I’ve taken the time to do my emotional homework, I’m ready for something healthier and happier. I’ve made “The List” for what I want in my next (and hopefully last)…

Arguments for the Sake of Heaven

When you have two Jews, you have three opinions. That’s the old joke, but history – and Oregon Jewish history – is instructive: Religious “wars” pepper our past as much as they populate today’s headlines. The pistol-packing rabbi? A “lockout” at a local shul? Fights over kosher meat? It’s all there, and more. The Bible…

Ask Helen: Relationships

Dear Helen: I’m a nice Jewish guy in my 40s, only divorced once, with one adult son in med school. I teach college math (tenured at a decent school), am decent looking (not Hollywood handsome but reasonably featured), in decent shape (neither gym buff nor overtly puffy). I own my own home, have savings, can…