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

On Our Own Terms
On Chol Hamoed Pesach in 1995, 15,000 people attended the Miami Experience 5 Concert at the Nassau Coliseum

By Sarah Faygie Berkowitz

Text Messages
Rejection is strong medicine, even when by rights it must take place and the Torah itself prescribes it

By Eytan Kobre

Make Her Day: Succos 5782
What Chani really needs: a day away from the fear and stress

By Ariella Schiller


By Esther Ottensosser

Home Sweet Home
“Mindy needs special medicine to help her feel better, so she has to stay in the hospital overnight,” he explained to Eli

By Rochel Samet

Next in Line
"I was trying to run a school, but I knew nothing about it”

By Riki Goldstein