Video Feature
Rav Leuchter unbound on Elul with Rav Wolbe, corona and lasting change
By Gedalia Guttentag
What a Year Can Do
As a new year dawns, what did we learn — and how have we changed?
By Rabbi Chaim Dovid Zwiebel
Year in Review
If Trump wins, he will forge full steam ahead with his plans to remake the Middle East in his vision. If Biden wins, expect him to repudiate the entire Trump agenda
By Binyamin Rose
Feature Articles
"Oy v’avoy if we don’t change from corona. I thank Hashem because He cleaned me and I came out as a new person”
By Gedalia Guttentag
Feature Articles
“On Rosh Hashanah, every Jew stands in the position I was in — and he gets an electric shock for life”
By Aryeh Ehrlich and Yisrael A. Groweiss
Feature Articles
When so many others threw up their hands in despair, Rabbi Yehudah Kazsirer's team stepped forward — because for them, “impossible” doesn’t exist
By Eytan Kobre
Family First Feature
Shehecheyanu is the brachah on fresh chances. At the brink of a new year, we look back with gratitude over what we’ve achieved, and look forward to possibilities and potential ahe ...
By Family First Contributors
On your Mark
Too many people never saw Torah’s beauty. Allison Josephs helps them discover it
By Miriam Milstein
True Account
As I fell into bed at 3:00 a.m., all I could think of was how much strength we’ll need to traverse the exhausting road ahead of us
By Yael Schuster
Family First Feature
Even after loss, Rebbetzin Shterna Wolff is determined to spread light
By Riki Goldstein
From My Table
The mothers of Klal Yisrael need to give over the love for Shabbos through the expectation and excitement that Shabbos is coming.
By Chanie Nayman
Rav Leuchter unbound on Elul with Rav Wolbe, corona and lasting change
Gedalia Guttentag
16 September 2020
27 Elul 5780
From my Table: Rosh Hashanah 5781
The mothers of Klal Yisrael need to give over the love for Shabbos through the expectation and excitement that Shabbos is coming.
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16 September 2020
27 Elul 5780
The B.A.N.G. Gang — ACT 4: Scene 4
Why’re your friends lookin’ so sad? Maybe I should let them have turns to push the dollies
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29 July 2020
8 Av 5780
What’s the best vacation you ever went on? What made it awesome?
"As long as everyone’s chilled and happy (and you take along good food J) you can have fun anywhere!"
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Yiddishe Taavos
Motty Ilowitz
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Bobover Wedding March
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Ani Ve'at
Moshe Tischler
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Hakol Mishamayim
Mordechai Shapiro
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Yingerlich 2 Sampler
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Eitan Katz
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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.

Having learned for more than a decade in the Mir yeshiva, and graduated from the Ner L’Elef outreach training program, Gedalia Guttentag co-founded Inspired Tel Aviv, a kiruv center serving international olim to Israel’s cultural capital, where he and his wife teach. In addition, he is currently completing his semicha.

Gedalia writes the Eye on Europe and Knesset Channel columns, and is a regular feature contributor.

Gershon Burstyn is the news and feature editor for Mishpacha magazine. 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 is a certified clinical therapist from Oak Park, MI, where she resides with her husband of 30 years in their almost empty nest. A proud mother of five she has been known to babble unabashedly into her phone when her new grandson is on the line. Completing a Master’s in Social Work at Wayne State University, Sara practiced at Jewish Family Service of Detroit, providing individual, group and family therapy. She discovered a new passion for human dignity when she joined Windows, the domestic violence prevention program at JFS. Switching careers in 2007 joining Camp Agudah Midwest enabled her to use her people skills in a completely different context.  Currently, Sara acts as a dating coach, the occasional lecturer, and a Family First columnist answering shidduch questions in MatchQuest. She is dedicated to bringing self-awareness, authenticity and depth to our relationships with each other and with Hashem.