Inside Israel
While the IDF has until now been planning for strikes on Iranian nuclear facilities, 5783 could see it having to adjust to a concrete nuclear threat
By Eliezer Shulman
The Rose Report
Civil political discourse isn’t extinct like the dinosaur, but it plunged to new lows in 5782
By Binyamin Rose
Washington Wrap
Beyond the local tragedy for Ukrainians, Putin’s uniquely unnecessary war is also an economic disaster
By Omri Nahmias
Magazine Feature
 Rav Reuven Elbaz sounds the call of teshuvah. A conversation of love and light 
By Eliezer Shulman and Gedalia Guttentag
Magazine Feature
Reb Yaakov Rajchenbach never saw his assets as his own — he was merely a funnel for anyone in need
By Shmuel Botnick
Family First Feature
What steps can we take to help our children become honest and trustworthy?
By Elisheva Appel
For Keeps: Rosh Hashanah Theme 5783
When our worlds changed beyond measure, we held tight to this one thing
By Rachel Bachrach
The Moment
Talmidim, askanim, and those suddenly cast into the limelight look at last year's photos and share what it felt like to live through, and make, history
By Mishpacha Contributors
Break the Chain: Rosh Hashanah Theme 5783
Six women who broke the chains that had shackled generations
By Family First Contributors
Family Tempo
Another year. Another Rosh Hashanah. And nothing has changed
By Fay Glick
Yisroel Besser
Featured Music
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Shloime Gertner
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Hodu Lashem
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Mordechai Ben David
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Ari Hill and Moshe Dovid Weissmandl
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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.