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Lifetakes: Forever Dance

Rivka Streicher

One night, another, another we venture into those narrow streets, endless succahs, the kaleidoscope of our Nation hurrying by, finding Simchas Beis Hashoeivahs

 

Encounters: The Borrowed Succah

Shaina King

“The Berkowitzes can’t borrow our succah after we’re done,” I said, “because the Reichbergs are borrowing our succah after we’re done”

 

Tempo Story: Pearls of Faith

As told to Rivky Neuhaus

I’d wanted to spend the evening curled up with a book, losing myself in an alternative reality. But Aaron’s vort forced me to get dressed, get out, and face the world

 

Musings: Direction

Tehila Feldman

Did I mention it was Yom Kippur? Yom Kippur! That magical day of forgiveness, of no yetzer hara — and this is what it looks like chez Feldman?

 

Center Stage: Chapter 25

Gila Arnold

Rina seemed blithely unaware of just how much each day of filming was costing them, as she insisted on take after take

 

The Gatekeeper's Daughter: Chapter 6

Esther Teichtal

“Forgive me, Father, for I have sinned! I cannot eat. I cannot rest. I cannot breathe. So gravely have I sinned...”

 

Lifetakes: Having You in Mind

Rochel Grunewald

“Every time I wish a class a gemar chasimah tovah, I think I’m going to cry,” I tell a colleague. “I think I’m more emotional about their futures than they are”

 

I Dare Me: Preparing for the Judgment

Elisheva Appel

I grab my phone to open Evernote, but I decide against that; a cheshbon hanefesh needs good, old-fashioned pen and paper: tangible and indelible

 

Tempo Fiction: Finding My Voice

Libby Berg

Oh, the guilt of an only daughter. You feel bad when you’re single and making them wait. You feel bad when you’re married and leave them all alone

 

Windows: The Shut Gate

Shuli Meyer

A message I’d heard over and over — that we don’t have forever to gather our dividends — suddenly became so real, I could touch it

 
 

The Gatekeeper’s Daughter: Chapter 4

Esther Teichtal

Will Motina sign? She’s been so odd and distant lately. She won’t like me going to Vilnius if we win — not if it means her being left alone

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What’s in a Name?
Shoshana Friedman “What does Writer X have to say this week?”
Atonement — Fake and Real
Yonoson Rosenblum White confessionals and faux rituals
Four Walls Coming Full Circle
Eytan Kobre All the while, there’s been a relationship in the offing...
And Yet We Smile
Yisroel Besser We are the nation that toils to be happy at all costs
Out of This World
Rabbi Henoch Plotnick Dirshu Hashem b’himatzo — we are in Hashem’s company now...
Steven and Jonathan Litton
Rachel Bachrach The co-owners of Litton Sukkah, based in Lawrence, NY
Tali Messing
Moe Mernick Tali Messing, engineering manager at Facebook Tel Aviv
Sick Note
Jacob L. Freedman “Of course, Dr. Freedman. Machul, machul, machul”
Avoiding Health Columns Can Be Good for You
Rabbi Emanuel Feldman Only one reliable guide for good health: our Torah
Endnote: Side Notes
Riki Goldstein Most Jewish music industry entertainers have side profes...
Me, Myself, and Why
Faigy Peritzman Where there’s no heart and no love, there’s no point
Can’t Do It Without You
Sarah Chana Radcliffe When you step up to the plate, you build your home team
Eternal Joy
Mrs. Elana Moskowitz The joy of Succos is the fruit of spiritual victory
The Appraiser: Part III
D. Himy, M.S. CCC-SLP and Zivia Reischer Make sure your child knows his strengths
Hidden Special Needs
Rena Shechter You won’t see his special needs, but don’t deny them
Dear Wealthy Friend
Anonymous There’s no need for guilt. I am truly happy for you