“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

Magazine Feature
The Novominsker Rebbe was taken at the moment he was needed most. Three years later, his two sons share their perspective of the rebbe who was a father to so many

By Shmuel Botnick

Family First Feature
Three women looked around, saw the void in their families, and realized they could be the ones to fill it

By Shterna Lazaroff

Magazine Feature
What the Traveling Chassidim have learned along the way is that the Jewish neshamah has many ways of being ignited

By Rivka Streicher

Family First Inbox
“Assign me with a Day of Defiance — so I can publicly, proudly buck the intimidating silliness. Perhaps I’ll be a voice of reason”

By Family First Readers

Rerouted: Pesach Theme 5783
Sometimes it’s the detours that remind us Who forms man’s footsteps and watches over His nation

By Sarah Massry

Family Tempo
We didn’t have Haggados for each person, and certainly there were none for children. My grandfather had one, and perhaps the other men as well

By Elana Sotil