Family First Feature
It’s tempting to bypass the distressing feelings and skip straight to declarations of emunah. But true emunah requires facing pain and ambivalence, and only then transcending them

By Sara Eisemann

Personal Accounts
Wherever we are, whoever we’re with... On the seventh day we rest. Nine tales of Shabbos spent in unexpected spots

By Family First Contributors

Family Matters
I think the reason she chose me to be her confidante is obvious: I’d been a caregiver. I’d been there. I would get it

By Joan Zlotnick

“He’s not one of those guys who opens the cream cheese container but leaves the plastic wrap half attached on top, is he? Because that’s bad middos”

By Yael Zoldan

Behind the Book
As humans, we have many different parts of our personalities. We also have weaknesses and wounds. But as Hashem’s people, we have an actual part of Him within us. That’s our Aweso ...

By Riki Goldstein

Shevy twisted the bag around her finger and inhaled. “I’m not dumb. I know something’s wrong. You’re hiding something about the Engels. What is it? Tell me, I can handle it”

By Esty Heller

Naomi sighed. This was ridiculous. She’d been married for 16 years. Why was she still worrying about what her sisters-in-law thought about her?

By Michal Marcus

And then it’s time for the most important, most integral part of Visiting Day: leaving camp grounds!

By Dini Stein

Coffee plus peanut butter. A match made is dessert heaven

By Chani Nayman

This delicious, atypical salad will always get a beautiful, chic result without even trying.

By Chani Nayman

This is an easy extra protein dish to complement a meal, perfect for when you’re just not sure if you have enough food.

By Michal Frischman

This combo will be your new favorite. It feels like a step up from weekday green beans — tip, make double! 

By Chani Nayman

The first real camp song I heard

By Riki Goldstein

It doesn’t taste like spaghetti, but it has delicious flavor, and it’s guilt-free!

By Michal Frischman