Family First Feature
Once, there were no custom sheitels, kosher cookbooks, and seminaries. These pioneers changed that

By Elisheva Appel

A Promise Kept
Sometime during that awful era, I began fiddling around on the piano

By Shoshana Itzkowitz

A Promise Kept
Ayala, I try reasoning with myself. You have two options. You can either get to work making phone calls or you can cry

By Ayala Feigenbaum

A Promise Kept
I can feel the strain through the thread. I am over effusive; she is cordial. Don’t touch me

By Shana Reicher

A Promise Kept
Baba’s loving sentiments that the all-but-forgotten promise conveyed were dear to my heart

By Avigail Rabinowitz

A Promise Kept
“What do you think?” Reb Laizor thundered. “Without mussar I would be like that too!”

By Miriam Milstein

A Promise Kept
We’d created a haven for them to unburden their hearts, and sent them away with the sweetness of home cooking

By Millie Samson

A Promise Kept
Not all promises are lost. One remains. It’s the one I made long ago

By Yocheved Katz

A Gift Passed Along
And that was it. Zeide was forced to simply step over the body and keep marching without pause

By Adina Stilerman

Off the Couch
“Doctor Freedman, I’ve got to tell you, I’m having a great time at home"

By Jacob L. Freedman MD

I dare me
Two women take on reverse dares

By Elisheva Appel

Why I Do What I Do
No longer would I be a businessman who squeezed in some medical consulting between meetings. From now on, I realized, I had to devote the bulk of my day to medical advocacy

By Sandy Eller

Outside Chance
“You got the position you’ve always wanted. I was being supportive! I picked up and moved!”

By Esther Kurtz

A Gift Passed Along
But that wasn’t all: next Rav Yaakov Meir spoke of the heart — the Yiddishe heart! 

By Avraham Elbaz