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The Sun Always Shines

Elisheva Appel

It’s a tough interview to conduct, since Rebbetzin Ackerman can’t quite figure out why I consider her achievements noteworthy


Money Talk

Esty Heller

How much should your kids know about your finances?


Dear Daughter

Ariella Schiller

Rebbetzins, educators, and therapists share 21 pieces of hard-earned wisdom they want to share with their daughters — and all of us


The Song of the Seder

Mishpacha Contributors

Fifteen simanim form the structure of our Seder. If we listen closely, we can hear them echo in our everyday lives. Fifteen stories of transformation and tradition


The Friends We Keep

Elisheva Appel

Armed with little more than each other’s names and phone numbers, plus a $100 budget from Family First, our intrepid adventurers reached out to women they knew nothing about. Here’s what happened


Making Memories

Mishpacha Contributors

As mothers, we’re influential in creating the memories that will accompany our children through life. Here, three women reflect on their role as memory maker


The Fading Light: Chapter 1

Joan Zlotnick

How could I protect his dignity in the face of such a debilitating illness? How could I respect his independence and still keep him safe?


Fast Forward

Rikki Ehrlich

“I can’t take this, the waiting!” she muttered. “Just wake me up when I’m married…” From across the street, the woman looked up, and smiled


I'll Be Back

Rivka Streicher

Each week, there’s a new mix of guests at the table. People her neighbor finds in shul, people who have nowhere else to go


Center Stage: Chapter 54

Gila Arnold

Rina’s eyes opened wide. “Heshy? What’re you doing home so early?” She dropped her bags and glanced at her watch. Six o’clock. “What’s wrong?”


More or Less: Chapter 20

Esther Kurtz

"This is above my pay grade. I will listen to you and either have nothing smart to say, or steer you completely wrong. I take no responsibility”


Why Is This Year Different

P. Diamond

“Why is this year different from all the other years of my life? All the other years you were with us, Tatty, but this year, you’re no longer here”

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Drink to Eternity
Rabbi Moshe Grylak Redemption doesn’t simply mean being let out of jail
Klal Yisrael Is Always Free
Yonoson Rosenblum "In that merit will Klal Yisrael continue to exist”
Home Free
Eytan Kobre My baseline for comparison is admittedly weak
Believe in Your Own Seder
Rabbi Judah Mischel Hashem is satisfied when we do our best
Picture Perfect
Yisroel Besser Take a picture — and this time, send it to yourself
Flying Solo
Rabbi Ron Yitzchok Eisenman As Pesach loomed closer, his resentment was growing
Hanging on by a Hair
Jacob L. Freedman MD “Do you still think that I’m not completely crazy?”
A Song for Every Season
Riki Goldstein Influencers map out their personal musical soundtracks
Subliminal Speech
Faigy Peritzman The deeper the recognition, the deeper the effect
The Big Change
Sarah Chana Radcliffe Spelling things out clears clouds of resentment
The Count-Up
Mrs. Shani Mendlowitz Tap the middos of Sefirah to recreate yourself
The Baker: Part 1
D. Himy, M.S. CCC-SLP with Zivia Reischer "She can't get married if she can't build a relationship...
Know This: Infertility
As Told to Bracha Stein There was no place for me. I didn’t belong
Dear Shadchan
The Girl Here's the thing: I need time