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To Be Honest
The kicker: Is any of this stuff making our kids happier?
Tamar Feldman
To Be Honest
   “Boundaries” have become a catchall term for just saying no whenever we feel like it
Perel Gold
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It may have been  a seemingly small act of kindness, but it took root and grew tall: 17 readers share stories of giving the pick-me-up Pesach fell out that year on a Sunday night. Which meant — I realized with a jolt late Friday afternoon, about an hour before candlelighting — that I had to pick up
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Succos E-Mag Bonus
It may have been  a seemingly small act of kindness, but it took root and grew tall: 17 readers share stories of giving the pick-me-up Pesach fell out that year on a Sunday night. Which meant — I realized with a jolt late Friday afternoon, about an hour before candlelighting — that I had to pick up
Mishpacha Contributors
DIY
No jumping through hoops necessary to make these gorgeous succah decorations
Esti Vago
DIY
It may have been  a seemingly small act of kindness, but it took root and grew tall: 17 readers share stories of giving the pick-me-up Pesach fell out that year on a Sunday night. Which meant — I realized with a jolt late Friday afternoon, about an hour before candlelighting — that I had to pick up
Nechama Kovitz
World Travelers
Scotland seemed like a great choice — majestic castles, gorgeous scenery, charming culture, and numerous distilleries (where liquor is manufactured)
Rabbi Alport
World Travelers
After being cooped up at home for months due to Covid, we really wanted a change of scenery
Rabbi Alport
Solve Our Image Problem
What — if anything — can be done to repair the damage? And what role do we play in the dynamic?
Mishpacha Staff
Solve Our Image Problem
"The primary reason we should be behaving in a certain way, in whatever situation, is because it’s the right way to do things"
Alexandra Fleksher
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  T he November sun is strong, but there’s a chill in the air I hadn’t expected. Autumn has crept up from behind in its mixed-up glory, blustery clawing tendrils and floaty leaves sashaying down to earth. I berate myself for not bringing sweaters as I lock the car, strap the baby in the stroller,

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I s a child being raised in Flatbush, I was surrounded by girls whose fathers learned in places like the Mir, Chaim Berlin, Torah Vodaath. Me? I was the daughter of a baal teshuvah from some hick town called Saratoga Springs — a place no one knew about. Blank stares were de riguer, and I

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L iving in Eretz Yisrael means not just living in a land filled with kedushah, but in a land saturated with our people’s past. Here in Ramat Beit Shemesh, we Anglo olim are just the newest population strata in an area known for its incredibly rich history, going back to the times of the Tanach —

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  G rowing up in Baltimore, we had Washington, D.C., in our backyard. We spent Chol Hamoed trips there, school trips there, and any-other-opportunity trips there. The result was that, despite its glamorous status as the nation’s capital, Washington became a big bore. Been there, done that. But my attitude changed when I entered the

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O ld meets new in York, perhaps more than in any other city in England. Bus routes weave around ancient city walls, the quaint marketplace thrives just a short distance from a designer outlet mall, and supermarkets jostle for space along a riverbank marked with bridges, stone buildings, signposts to history. In the middle of

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