It doesn’t come easy, but that’s why we daven for it. Let us truly be in the succah

By Mishpacha Contributors

Emboldened, and hoping he didn’t sound bitter, Ephraim persisted. “Yeah, but everyone has family and memories, there’s something else here”

By Dov Haller

Too many compliments in one sentence. Shraga nods his thanks and waits for the other shoe to drop

By Rochel Samet

“Sure.” I said yes because I was supposed to, but I really wanted to run away and vomit

By Elana Kirshenbaum

JJ wouldn’t have schmoozed anyway. He would have grilled him. Worse, he would have said no to the boy right off the bat

By Rachael Lavon

I liked spinning with Lily. She was my twin, and aside for her ugly hair and white skin, we looked exactly alike

By Chanie Spira

Run for Refuah and Save a Life, the banner reads. Nice. I hover over the Click to Sponsor tab, and my eye catches something else

By Ariella Schiller

“New York’s the place to be,” Shifra says innocuously, and as she’s saying it, she feels her heart accordion open, then close

By Rivka Streicher

Second Thoughts
Our prison is of our own making, and if we really want to escape, we can do so

By Rabbi Emanuel Feldman

Speechless Moments
All I could think about was the journey that had brought me to this moment

By Adina Lover

Words Unspoken
Your mother-in-law shared her pain with me. Now I’d like to share some of my thoughts with you

By Anonymous

Yiddishe Gelt
When it comes to the cost of life as a frum Jew in the 21st century, there’s so much to discuss, so much to analyze

By Shoshana Friedman

On Our Own Terms
The NYC Daily News called BJ2 pizza the best pizza in New York City

By Sarah Faygie Berkowitz

Be My Guest
"His songs have a wide spectrum of listeners, spanning decades of music while still sounding fresh and current"

By Riki Goldstein