I dare me
I grab my phone to open Evernote, but I decide against that; a cheshbon hanefesh needs good, old-fashioned pen and paper: tangible and indelible

By Elisheva Appel

Magazine Feature
Three months after they married, Naomi Rivkah Most’s husband was diagnosed with cancer. For the next 11 years, the couple drew on their joy, hope, and emunah

By Leah Gebber

Magazine Feature
It’s something most of us can’t stop ourselves from doing — evaluating ourselves based on what others own or accomplish. How to finally get yourself out of this negative cycle

By Elisheva Appel

Magazine Feature
Three accounts of women who made radical life changes and broke the patterns of decades… reminding us that it’s never too late to change

By Yael Klein

Family Tempo
Oh, the guilt of an only daughter. You feel bad when you’re single and making them wait. You feel bad when you’re married and leave them all alone

By Libby Berg

A message I’d heard over and over — that we don’t have forever to gather our dividends — suddenly became so real, I could touch it

By Shuli Mayer

Center Stage
“How nice! You’re so lucky!” Rina heard herself gushing. She always gushed when she was trying to mask jealousy

By Gila Arnold

The Gatekeeper's Daughter
Will Motina sign? She’s been so odd and distant lately. She won’t like me going to Vilnius if we win — not if it means her being left alone

By Esther Teichtal

Why isn’t our longing for connection more evident?

By Rebbetzin Suri Gibber

Year in Review
This was the year objectivity vanished, and knee-jerk reactions prevail

By Binyamin Rose

A Few Minutes With
Ben Shapiro updates Mishpacha about the direction his career, the country, and political discourse have taken since we spoke to him last in 2013

By Tzippy Yarom

Year in Review
This was the year of the vanishing middle

By Gedalia Guttentag

Year in Review

By Gershon Burstyn

Family First Editor's Letter
Rosh Hashanah, a Yom Tov measured not by how much time we spend in shul, but by how much we allowed Hashem’s light to shine in us and through us

By Bassi Gruen