Join The Conversation With Mishpacha's Weekly Newsletter

Trauma Queens

Barbara Bensoussan

When most of us picture an EMT, the figure in our imagination is young and male. But that mental image may need some tweaking; hundreds of EMTs today are sporting sheitels, and some of them are bubbies. How did this growing trend begin, and what’s it like to be a frum and female EMT?

 

Ready-to-Clean Robots

Azriela Jaffe

You can buy robots that will vacuum and wash your floors. In development are droids that will do your laundry. Sounds like a pre-Pesach dream, right? Before you splurge, read our review (we got the real dirt).

 

Balancing Accounts

Yiska Kahan

The rug was deep brown, with a pattern of purple swirls. He was thrilled; she hated it. “It was 50 percent off,” Gershon said, bending down to straighten the corner. It was on the tip of Chevy’s tongue to say, “But we don’t need a rug.” Or to quote Rav Avigdor Miller, “When you see a sign advertising 50 percent off, keep walking and save the other 50 percent!” But he was so excited, and the relationship was still fresh and new, so she smiled and said, “It’s really beautiful.”

ad
 
Doomed to Fail
Rabbi Moshe Grylak Having Jews in power is a tricky business
Power of Choice
Yonoson Rosenblum Postreligious societies cultivate self-destruction
Moral Support
Eytan Kobre The political right is not always “our side”
Everyone Counts in Kerestir
Yisroel Besser When a Jew feels he has worth, his avodah changes
Smoke Detector
Jacob L. Freedman Smashing windshields for kiruv?
In So Many Words
Rabbi Ron Yitzchok Eisenman Dariush Massachi had a story that deserved to be told
Run for Their Money
Rachel Bachrach Helping families get back on their feet financially
Pride Unprejudiced
Faigy Peritzman Accomplishments are what doesn’t come easy
The Impossible Child
Sarah Chana Radcliffe What to do when your kids turn your home upside down
We Can’t Provide Financial Support
Sara Eisemann $2K a month is just not going to happen. Now what?
The Rubber Band: Part III
D. Himy & Zivia Reischer Mordy is learning to see the world outside of black-and-...