Personal Accounts
One small act, but it didn’t wither or fade. It took root and flourished, sprouting blossoms of its own. 15 readers share acts of giving

By Mishpacha Readers

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Do your kids start muttering about Cinderella every time you ask them to clean up? How to get your crew to pick up a broom and pitch in

By Ariella Schiller

She handed me a book, saying brightly, “This might be super-duper helpful for you in helping you understand your son better.” Super-duper? Are you 12?!

By F.P. Liebesohn

While this was normal for Heshy, it was really insanely abnormal. Who got home from work at ten thirty at night on a regular basis?

By Gila Arnold

Vasara clenches her teeth. She has not yet managed to wangle a smartphone, and calling her daughter on a public payphone is a headache

By Esther Teichtal

“Who cares, do you see me complaining? If I need supper I can cook or buy it, too. I’m a big boy”

By Esther Kurtz

A final pin inserted in my balloon, and I am falling, completely deflated. Is my wish for a thriving business nothing but a pipe dream?

By Elana Rothberg

“And Moshe took the bones of Yosef with him…” (Shemos 13:19).

By Faigy Peritzman

Ideas in 3 Dimensions

By Rabbi Dovid Bashevkin


By Mrs. Elana Moskowitz

“You’re the gardener who has to nurture her”

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

How we look at the world determines what we see

By Sarah Chana Radcliffe

Keeping the chuppah music upbeat in low temperatures

By Riki Goldstein

Top-secret suits Eli Gerstner just fine

By Riki Goldstein