What we visualize is more real than what we only hear

By Faigy Peritzman

The importance — and the power — of yearning for mitzvos

By Mrs. Shani Mendlowitz

Connect Two
Remember that your child needs your love most of all

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

Magazine Feature
Experts share the ten essentials for a healthy, growing marriage

By Shira Hart

Magazine Feature
Not all missed opportunities are lost forever. Sometimes, we are given the gift of a second chance. 9 stories of renewal & restoration

By Family First Contributors

Family Tempo
A PhD? In physics? Here I’m scraping my way through a bachelor’s in media arts, and this woman is a physicist? Talk about heft

By Shayna Schreiber

A Stone’s Throw
I was dressed for Shabbos lunch: suit, silk blouse, silk scarf, heels. Not dressed for a trek up 720 steep, scary stairs in a poorly lit stairwell

By Faigy Gold

Map the Starlight
Aster nods in thanks, but returns her gaze to the earth. Is there nothing at all that will wake him up from his stupor?

By Leah Gebber

Here’s a fun apple cookie to make for back-to-school (and/or Rosh Hashanah).

By Esther Ottensoser


By Riki Goldstein

Normal Like Me
Nothing hurts like betrayal. No pain is deeper than the pain of disillusionment: seeing your hero unmasked as a dupe, your personal idol shattered into fraudulent bits

By Ruti Kepler

Shared Space
“Oh, I almost forgot.” She looked worried for a moment. “My father called for you. He asked you to call back when you get home”

By Dov Haller

Cut ‘n Paste
A long awkward silence. He sat stoic, silent. I sat stunned. How could this man ever smile again? Even 65 years later?

By Benyomin Wolfson

Shul of My Youth
How does one learn courage and dedication from people who eat treif and can’t read a pasuk of Chumash? The synagogue where I grew up taught me the answer

By Rabbi Ilan Feldman