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Calligraphy
“I-I think there’s something wrong with us, Hinda,” he said softly. “Something wrong with every one of us here in this family. We’re like plants someone forgot to water; ugly, dri ...

By Chaya David

Calligraphy
You are our little Succos boy. But you didn’t come home. They say you will not come home for … for a long time

By Miriam Gitlin

Calligraphy
I want to get married. I know I have Down syndrome, but I’m high-functioning. That’s what Mommy tells her friends on the phone.

By Leah Gebber

Calligraphy
“I don’t want to learn with you anymore. I don’t want you talk to me at all.”

By Rabbi Moshe Grylak

Calligraphy
They felt foreign in his hands, these cool metal symbols of the luxury he’d spent so long trying to escape

By Blimi Rabinowitz

Calligraphy
I didn’t want to be treated like a maid. But these ladies, they treat me like a person.

By Brocha Miller

Succos E-Mag Bonus

By Mishpacha Contributors

10 Questions
Usually, people just want what they grew up with, I hear that a lot — “My parents had this type of succah, that’s what I want.”

By Rachel Bachrach

Profiles
Rabbi Nochum Stilerman, has made the tools of his fundraising success a public offering: how to internalize discipline, make a rigorous regimen into routine, and actualize dreams

By Refoel Pride

On Topic
What is it about Jerusalem that turns people into self-proclaimed messiahs and incarnated prophets?

By Rachel Ginsberg

LifeLines
“B-b-but,” I sputtered, “how could we give them a shtar mechilah if they never even said I’m sorry?  How do you forgive someone who never asked for forgiveness?”

By C. Saphir