Family First Feature
Hashem was telling me, “Previously, you served Me in your own milieu, in your comfort zone, as a popular educator. Now let’s see what you can do when I take it all away”

By Elisheva Appel

Family First Feature
Tradition tells us that Dovid Hamelech passed away on Shavuos. What better time, then, to explore some of the minhagim that have developed throughout the ages regarding the precio ...

By Libi Astaire

Personal Accounts
Each person who turns away from the path of Torah has his own sad trajectory. Fortunately, many of them loop back, returning to Torah from a place of authenticity, finally finding ...

By Zivia Reischer

Family First Feature
Rabbanit Clara Ovadia is a refined mother of 11 who never leaves the country and is home each afternoon, yet she singlehandedly supports 90 avreichim

By Sarah Pardes

Family First Feature
The more words we use, the less people will remember them, but if we prioritize the important stuff and leave out the extras, your listener — be it your child, your cleaning lady, ...

By Shifra Elkaim

All the details were still question marks, but I woke up the next morning with a jolt — hey, I have a business!

By Elisheva Appel

Friendship Fix
Is it any wonder that I feel like a yo-yo? What do I make of her on-again-off-again friendship habits? And why do they make me feel so insecure?

By Shoshana Itzkowitz

Family Matters
Writing is a way to feel some small sense of control over our lives in those circumstances. When I wrote in my journal, worked on a memoir, and then published my novel, Griefwriti ...

By Joan Zlotnick

This breathtaking table is sure to evoke the true essence of spring and the atmosphere of Shavuos.

By Megan Auerbach

Metro & Beyond
In battle over yeshivos, State Ed isn't giving up

By Yochonon Donn

When our teacher mentioned imagining what we would be like without Torah, I don’t think she meant it so literally, but I have an overactive imagination

By Penina Steinbruch

True Account
I thought about Shlomo and this story often as my life turned over, as my world ended

By Ariella Schiller

He must have known that power comes and goes, that one day Poland will be coated in hollow memories, but Torah is portable and forever

By Faigy Schonfeld

The magnitude of Hashem’s gift of His Torah

By Yonoson Rosenblum