“Hi, how are you?” I tried sounding genuine, because so far she’s been really nice and funny, but why was she callin ...

By Esther Kurtz

Magazine Feature
Daughter of Rav Yitzchok Zilber ztz”l, known as the Father of Russian Jewry, Rebbetzin Chava Kuperman imbibed her father’s ...

By Rifka Junger

Magazine Feature
Not the Inspiration,All too often, when Yom Kippur ends, so does the inspiration. Our educators and experts say it doesn’t ...

By Libi Astaire

Magazine Feature
When tragedy overturns a child’s world, it’s up to his parents and caregivers to help him navigate the maelstrom of emo ...

By Eliana Cline

Real Life
“She’s for sure a BT,” I heard someone nearby whisper as we waited for her to finish davening, long after the chazza ...

By Rachelli Saffir

It was almost time for Yizkor, so I left to join those untouched by death, who wait innocently in the lobby,Musings: ...

By Jennifer Tzivia MacLeod

Bubby looked at the inscription. “That machzor’s a lot older than 1931,” she declared. “It actually belonged to Bubby Ethe ...

By Gila Arnold

Grab the Reins
“I’ve never seen him so angry. In fact, he never gets angry. He never has to, no one does anything that might som ...

By Shoshana Schwartz

Map the Starlight
“A map does not start with earth, Aster. I thought you would have known that. A map starts with the heavens”,Map the ...

By Leah Gebber

Family Reflections
Being loved isn’t a panacea — but loving is,I Forgive You,Being loved isn’t a panacea — but loving is

By Sarah Chana Radcliffe

Twenty years ago, Rabbi Doniel Katz didn’t have a single Jewish friend. Today, he leads Elevation, teaching even FFBs how to connect to Hashem

By Shraga Simmons

Washington Wrap
For most people on this list Yom Kippur is just another day — but in the spirit of the holy day, we reviewed t ...

By Omri Nahmias

The Explainer
Why Israel’s Supreme Court sees itself as the ultimate arbiter,The Explainer: Judicial Activism & the Chareidi Draft,Why Isr ...

By Binyamin Rose

I realized that I would probably die and that there was nothing I could do to stop that from happening.

By C. Saphir