“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

If you don’t have enough clean towels and linen, you’re not required to buy new ones and may wash whatever you need for Yom Tov

By Rabbi Doniel Neustadt

Story Supplement
But then he went to America, and I could forget I had a brother. Which was fine with me! Why did he have to come home now?

By Penina Steinbruch

It’s quick, it’s easy, it’s nice enough to be served at a Yom Tov meal, and a good comfort food for a Chol Hamoed supper

By Chaya Surie Goldberger

Jr. Serial
“So you moved to a brand-new place, with no family, and you just stayed there until you got married?”

By Rochel Samet

If you love adding that extra touch to your Yom Tov table, these garnishing ideas are for you

By Esther Ottensoser

Family First Feature
Six students of Rebbetzin Denah Weinberg reminisce about this great woman and the transformational impact she had on their lives

By Ariella Schiller