About the Author


Rebbetzin Feige Twerski

Rebbetzin Feige Twerski of Milwaukee, Wisconsin has devoted her life to Jewish education and Outreach, giving lectures worldwide on a myriad of Judaic subjects. She is a mother of 11 children, and many grandchildren whose number she refuses to divulge. She serves as the Rebbetzin along side her husband, Rabbi Michel Twerski, of Congregation Beth Jehudah of Milwaukee. Rebbetzin Twerski recently published her book, Rebbetzin Feige Responds: A popular and insightful counselor deals with real-life situations.


Intimacy in Marriage

Physical intimacy is a barometer of the relationship as a whole.

Needy Mother-in-Law

I love my fiancée, but her widowed mother lives the high life, doesn't work and is self-absorbed.

My Lousy Body Image

The problem is me, not my husband. I don’t think I’m attractive.

Single Jewish Female

Help! I can’t find an emotionally mature, ambitious guy who’s ready to commit to marriage.

Getting High

I miss smoking marijuana. Is it really so terrible?

My Recovery

My leg wasn’t the only thing that got shattered that fateful day.

Ending the Cycle of Abuse

Should I detach from my father?

People Don’t Change

I never live up to my New Year’s resolutions. So this Rosh Hashanah, why bother trying?

Fear of Motherhood

I am almost paralyzed by the fear of having a baby.

My Difficult Mother

Help! My mother is hyper-critical and chipping away at my sanity!

My Emotionally Abusive Father

Cruelty and abuse, whether physical or emotional, should never be tolerated.

Can My Marriage be Saved?

My husband believes there’s only one right way of doing things – his way.

My Stale Marriage

What happened to the man of my dreams?

Judaism and Infidelity

Why having an affair is such a serious transgression.

My Unfulfilled Husband

Help! My husband's negativity is dragging me down.

Guard Your Eyes

My husband has been looking at inappropriate websites. What should I do?

My Son, the Procrastinator

Finding that delicate balance between love and discipline.

Pregnancy and Loss

In case of a miscarriage, stillbirth, or death of a new baby, the sense of loss can be overwhelming. Here's how to cope.

A Tale of Two Mothers

Who do I honor more: my birth mother or my adoptive mother?

Abusive Mother

How far does honoring parents go?

Divorcing God

Does ending my marriage also mean turning my back on God?

Conceal or Reveal?

Should I let people know about my hearing disability?

My Mother's Faults

How do I maintain respect for my mother when she falls short in so many crucial areas?

Walking the Talk

I try to listen to my inner voice, become a better person, grow spiritually, break habits… but it's just not happening!

Lacking a Work Ethic

In a world that values leisure over work, how can I attain a strong work ethic?

The Other Man

My marriage is gratifying but I can't stop daydreaming about this other guy I once dated.

Is God Comfortable Here?

Life, being finite, is filled with mundane activity. But all of it can be elevated into infinity in the instant that it takes to ask a simple question.

Living with Fear

Finding a voice of hope and sanity in our frightening world.

The Boastful Wife

I can't stand it when my wife brags about my accomplishments in public.

Children, When?

Our decision to wait seems to keep getting longer. Are we viewing the situation correctly?

Making God Whole

Choosing closeness instead of anger.

Angels in Our Lives

Why should the most special person in my life have to suffer so deeply?

Infertility and a Crisis of Faith

When one's faith wavers.

Anger Management

The loudest sound in the universe is the breaking of a bad habit.

Why are Tears Salty?

Paradoxically, tears can represent both longing and homecoming.

The Tall Midget

Refusing to play the role of victim.

Judaism and Healthy Eating

Help! My son is a junk food addict!

Self Esteem and Tough Love

My son thinks he's God's gift to the world. How do I teach him that he isn't without damaging his self esteem?

He's No Einstein

Living with the reality that your child's scholastic success isn't the only arena of accomplishment.

Kids Not Wanted

Not every couple is fit to have kids. We think we're one of them.

National Pain and Personal Joy

How to balance the elation of a new birth, while Jews elsewhere are suffering.

Jewish Mother's Highs and Lows

A young mother struggles to find daily inspiration in her strange and seemingly mundane role.

The Season of Lilacs

My mother achieved the elusive ability to be in touch with true reality, exuding the rare fragrance of self-effacement and singular devotion.

Being Inspired by Judaism

The search for the inner substance and connection in Jewish life and practice.

Marriage Insecurities

A newly married woman wonders how she rates in her husband's eyes.

Struggling With Overeating

Mastery over food is a key to self-esteem and true spiritual fulfillment.

Tears in Heaven

My personal reflections following the tragic death of our dear son-in-law, Rabbi Eliezer Geldzahler.

Challenges in Becoming Observant

My family is very upset with my decision to become religious.

Early Childhood Sibling Rivalry

Practical advice to a mother with two young children.

On Hair Covering

A deeper look at the Jewish concept of modesty.

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