Inside Israel
“The overwhelming sense we get from the US embassy is that they don’t care
By Y. Davis
The Rose Report
Israel is clearly not the only land where the selection of judges is controversial and polarizing.
By Binyamin Rose
Washington Wrap
"Both Washington and Beijing seek stability, secure flow of energy, and a reduction of risks emanating from the Middle East"
By Omri Nahmias
Magazine Feature
Rabbi Armo Kuessous is the first stop and last word in chinuch today
By Barbara Bensoussan
Magazine Feature
Chess master Josh Bowman has a thousand yeshivah kids from around the country in his Chess Chevra, where they’re learning to think clearly while playing the world’s oldest game
By Sandy Eller
Family First Feature
Marriage is a big step for anyone. When the two spouses have Down syndrome, it’s the cornerstone of an incredible story
By Libi Astaire
Money Talks
Got a little money? Invest it wisely and turn it into a lot. You can’t afford not to
By Shterna Lazaroff
On Site
From the new terminal on the Haifa coast, it looks like China is taking over the Israeli shipping industry, but don’t worry, it’s just a 25-year lease
By Meir Friedman
Double Take
I’m your mother, and I need help badly. Why won’t you let your daughter pitch in?
By Rochel Samet
Family First Feature
My symptoms were so worrying, I was afraid to find out what I had. B’chasdei Hashem, there was a simple fix
By Sara Weiss
Yisroel Besser
Featured Music
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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.