I brushed off all of my crumbs so many times, I thought. I washed all of my toys. Had it all been for nothing? After all that, we had chometz — bread! — in our house!

By Teen Contributors

Friendship
Catastrophizing involves irrational thoughts where we believe something is much worse than it actually is

By Devora Zheutlin, MA, CAS

Movin on Up
Did you know there’s an official name for speaking to people about what they do? It’s called “informational interviewing”

By Shaina Keren

 
As a teacher, camp director, and now as a principal, Mrs. Weiner watched this cycle play out over and over — until she couldn’t stand it any longer. It was time to act

By Rochel (Grunewald) Samet

DMCs
“Did you fight back? No? You’re a tzaddik! Quick, give Aunt Hudis a brachah that she should get married this year!”

By Leah Greenburg

Diary Serial
I reread my work, pleased. The material was clear. It was clever yet simple, professional while playing on the human factor. Impressive

By Devoiry Braunstein

Bricks and Ladders
"Wow. Well, you’re very astute, Rachel Ahuva. I’m impressed. But that was a long time ago. I’d prefer not to dredge up old hurts”

By Ariella Schiller

Recipes
A classic Pesach snack to add to your family's repertoire.

By Esther Ottensosser

#In A Word
The strong trees protruding through the snow and the sun shining through the shadows are a reminder to me that Hashem always provides us with strength and warmth in the coldness o ...

By Mishpacha Contributors

Lifestyle
What happens when you take two complete strangers and have them spend a few hours together? Does the time fly by, or is the evening strained and awkward? Family First matched up f ...

By Elisheva Appel

Profiles
As I enter the waiting room of the Rebbe of Sanz-Klausenberg, I get my first signs that the inhabitant of this building has a very different currency, one far more eternal than th ...

By Aryeh Ehrlich

LifeLines
“Abba, you just have to show the gorilla that you respect his personal territory, and the gorilla will respect you back”

By C. Saphir

#In A Word
If I had to describe the atmosphere at this dinner in Wiesenthal's honor, I would say it was this overwhelming sense of “we have won”

By Mishpacha Contributors