“You need to choose to fight this monster or he’ll get the better of you. You can live a happy life, you can break free of this. The first step is to want to get better.”

By Michal Marcus

“I’m not going to be riding horses anymore. And I couldn’t find a way to tell you, so I didn’t. But seeing as you’re here anyway, coming to tell me about other bad choices I’m mak ...

By Rachel Newton

“It’s your job, to make her smile, to bring her happiness, and a girl like this, she can use it. You’ll know what you have to do. It’s not as easy as you think, but it’s also not ...

By Dov Haller

What does that feel like, to be at peace with your lot in life, even if that lot is standing at the corner of Kikar Shabbos and Malchei Yisrael on a cool Jerusalem morning, annoyi ...

By Ariella Schiller

Now Jacob’s pathetic cries were a mockery, and I trembled, my knees pulled tight up to my chin. I could not, would not hold him in my arms and watch him slip away. Not again

By Perl Weisz

Sometimes you need to play nice, and dumb, and keep your insights to yourself. Sometimes you walk away even when you probably should stay. And you never tell people the answer — t ...

By Esther Kurtz

It was different before the birth, what did he have then? Grainy images, a sound like a horse or a train that they said was a heartbeat, a baby that seemed all Denya’s — and now t ...

By Rivka Streicher

Wrinkles are an honor when grandchildren count them. He has his four grandchildren from his son Meir. I, as he’s well aware, am a bubby to no one.

By Esty Heller

I wrote a list, then heralded the squealing children around the house as my husband joyously found one crumb after another

By Raizy Friedman

The Moment
Is there any way to recapture that sense of joint family effort in handcrafting the Yom Tov’s focal mitzvah?

By Yochonon Donn

I want to tell him it’s impossible, our largest event drew what, 30, 40, do we even know 100 students, but something stops me

By Rochel Samet

Family First Serial
“Oh, come on. After everything in the last few weeks, this is the date that renders you speechless?”

By Chava Meisels

Double Take
Why couldn't my daughter ever come to me for Pesach?

By Rochel Samet

Even though it’s not a medical condition, it’s not easy to be a teenager with hair getting thinner and thinner

By Shoshana Itzkowitz