The Current
In Argentina and Holland, new pro-Israel leaders are upending politics
By Yaakov Lipszyc
Eye on Europe
 An estimated 105,000 people gathered at the “March Against Anti-Semitism,” far exceeding even the rosiest forecasts
By James J. Marlow
Magazine Feature
Longtime mechanech Rabbi Leibish Lish learned through his own challenges about connecting with a child’s inner world
By Shmuel Botnick
News Feature
As selected hostages emerge from Gaza, joy mingles with dread
By Avi Blum, ESQ and Binyamin Rose and Chananel Shapiro and Yaakov Lipszyc
Magazine Feature
The Alsace vineland — ping-ponged between France and Germany for hundreds of years — is proof that a Yid says l’chayim no matter what comes his way  
By Riki Goldstein
Family First Feature
Anything would be worth it if it would help us have a baby
By Shterna Lazaroff
War Diaries
Of course, there had been a protest. Why hadn’t I thought of that? Had it been a mistake to send him?
By Rivki Silver
War Diaries
We’re in the park, finally, finally. I don’t remember the last time we were here in this park. BW, that’s for sure
By Rochel Samet
Family Tempo
All I can think is... Should I have done  anything differently?
By Ariella Schiller
On your Mark
This year, we opened the Janet and Stephen Kirsch Safety Center, the first of its kind in Israel, and possibly in the world
By Danielle Gitnik
When your work puts you inside some of the most sensitive situations in our community, how can you keep from burning out?
Yisroel Besser
28 November 2023
15 Kislev 5784
Last Child of Gaza     
Yosef Agiv, the oldest Jew to be born in Gaza City’s ancient Jewish community, remembered being expelled with his family before World War I
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28 November 2023
15 Kislev 5784
Making Sense of Sensory Issues
The neurodivergent brain often has difficulty weeding out unnecessary information or doesn’t take in enough information
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28 November 2023
15 Kislev 5784
Better with Cheddar
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14 November 2023
1 Kislev 5784
Tale of Treeo: Chapter 7
Nellie is always busy, always distracted. She’ll come up with a billion new things to do rather than stick with one thing for more than a day
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29 August 2023
12 Elul 5783
The Wonder in Wonderful
Honestly, I felt the world had enough color in it, and didn’t need me messing up its palette
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Barbara Bensoussan is the quintessential Jewish dropout who never finished her Ph.D. but went on to teach English and Introductory Psychology at the University of Michigan.  She worked as a social worker for OHEL, an ESL teacher, and various other stints before easing into full time writing.  Her 20-year-plus career followed the growth of frum publishing, and she wrote articles for many Jewish publications before settling in at Mishpacha.  Barbara is the author of the young adult novel A New Song (Targum), the food memoir The Well-Spiced Life (Israel Bookshop), and the co-author of Converted Masters, an art book; she has also authored private memoirs and taught writing workshops.  All of this, of course, gets accomplished in the margins of Barbara’s day job as a wife, mother and grandmother.

Gedalia Guttentag is Mishpacha’s news and features editor. He studied for more than a decade in the Mir yeshiva, and is active in Jewish education.

Gershon Burstyn was the news and feature editor for Mishpacha magazine from 2013-2020. Before coming to Mishpacha, Gershon was the editor of World Jewish Digest, a monthly magazine, and worked as a reporter and editor at Bloomberg News,, People magazine, and freelanced widely. He is a graduate of the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and lives in Ramat Bet Shemesh with his wife and four kids.

Sara Eisemann, LMSW, ACSW, is a clinical therapist who resides in Oak Park, Mi.  She received her Master’s in Social Work at Wayne State University over 30 years ago. Sara practiced individual, group and marital therapy at Jewish Family Service of Detroit where she developed a passion for human dignity  as a member of Windows, the domestic violence prevent program at JFS. She then went on to private practice at the Birmingham-Maple Clinic.

Sara has always had a strong interest in women’s issues. She is a trained Core Mentor as well as a certified dating coach. Sara is a lecturer on topics of Torah, authenticity and relationships, as well as the author of MatchQuest, a dating advice column in Mishpacha magazine. She is a proud wife, mother, grandmother and community member and is a passionate advocate of living an authentic, connected life.