Personal Accounts
Six first-person accounts of recent wars our nation endured. All tell of suffering, of tears, of pain, yet at the same time, all tell of hope and belief in our ultimate redemption

By Family First Contributors

Therapy Toolbox
“So, it’s pretty awkward for me to come here as I know you’ve spoken to my husband.”

By Abby Delouya B.A, B.Ed, MFT

I dare me
This month, my goal is to designate my spending amounts on the first of the month, and leave my savings categories untouched. No shifting money to cover other deficits

By Elisheva Appel

Family Matters
Once again, though, my assumption that this was the worst thing you could ever do to a loved one proved false

By Joan Zlotnick

Real Life
Chavi knew too much about fiery destruction, probably had nightmares about sparks and embers

By Devorah Grant

Windows
Bugs in this middle category raise a YELLOW alert. Someone (read Mom) needs to “take care” of it ASAP

By G. Shulman

Yardsticks
A quick calculation in my head — fabric, beadwork, sewing, overhead, markup — and I estimated the gown would cost in the 18k range. “Nuts,” I muttered

By Esty Heller

Vacancies
What sort of scale were they working with to think that she and her husband didn’t qualify for something, anything! Middle-class misery

By Esther Kurtz

Off the Couch
"Your husband is a victim of some very dangerous advice”

By Jacob L. Freedman MD

Standing Ovation
Before long it became the classic “Ani Maamin”

By Dovid Nachman Golding

Family Reflections
Discomfort can be a catalyst for change

By Sarah Chana Radcliffe

Jolly Solly
“It’s a horrible day,” Mr. Krankowitz snarled. “My doorbell has been abused, and my roses attacked. Bah!”

By R. Atkins

The Rainbow Girl
What should she rush for, anyway? So that Bubby should tell her to help out more? To have Tehillah take up too much space in her bedroom?

By Rochel (Grunewald) Samet

Profiles
Rabbi David Stavsky helped Columbus discover its Jewish spirit

By Eytan Kobre