Personal Accounts
It was a small gesture, Yet it took root, sprouted, flourished, And became a towering tree. 20 readers share acts of giving

By Family First Contributors

“If but one defending angel out of a thousand”

By Faigy Peritzman

Family Reflections
Faults or good points; you’ll see what you focus on

By Sarah Chana Radcliffe

Connect Two
Identify the desired result and then think backward

By D. Himy, M.S. CCC-SLP and Zivia Reischer

The chesed inherent in a gift of raw potential

By Mrs. Elana Moskowitz

Normal Like Me
Life in a place without a dry cleaner’s, without a grocery, without any stores at all, could be wonderful. Especially for him

By Ruti Kepler

There was no way I could explain to Gedalyah, or his family, why I wasn’t interested in naming after Bubbe

By C. Saphir

“We just want the brit milah, nothing more. If you won’t do it, that’s fine. But if yes, just do it and be done with it”

By Rivky Neuhaus

A Few Minutes With
“I think peace is more likely now because of the actions of the US, making this push and declaring Jerusalem the capital of Israel”

By Omri Nahmias

The Explainer
President Trump’s $65 million funding cut last week has caused UNRWA gloom and an impending sense of doom

By Binyamin Rose