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

Teen Fiction
They’re a tight threesome, a little bit aloof from the rest of the class. I have lots of friends, but somehow Leah’s gang is just fun

By Rochel (Grunewald) Samet

Reb Berisch Weiss relives the harrowing days in a bunker with his father, the Minchas Yitzchak

By Riki Goldstein

Feature Articles
Neo-Nazi ideology is thriving in the tiny German village of Jamel. So seeing us — two obviously Jewish fellows — poking around town was quite a sight… especially when the police s ...

By David Damen

Inside Israel
When Avigdor Lieberman decided to scapegoat the chareidi public

By Eliezer Shulman

Washington Wrap
Deal of the Century, but not this century

By Omri Nahmias

Metro & Beyond
What lies behind Cuomo’s posturing? It is fairly obvious to those who have been following his moves these past few years

By Yochonon Donn