Family First Feature
On this holiest of days, the Kohein Gadol entered the holiest of places — and changed worlds

By Gitty Meirovitz

Silent Heroes
In my heart of hearts, I was envious of each of them. They were touching souls and elevating spirits

By Yocheved Kreps

Silent Heroes
"I never push, because ultimately, all choices have to come from them”

By Ariella Schiller

Silent Heroes
"Yes, it’s all true, and this is what makes yeshivah cooks heroes. But Zev is the leader of them all”

By Shoshana Itzkowitz

Silent Heroes
When the gravediggers realized who was in the casket in front of them, they cried harder than we did

By Beth Perkel

Family First Inbox
"All of us have the fortitude to turn these outrageous comments into something positive in our life"

By Family First Readers

Freeze Frame
Write a note to yourself that reminds you of who you once were or wanted to be

By Russy Tendler

In a machlokes such as this, everyone is wrong

By Chavie Zilber

True Account
"My story is one more proof that HaKadosh Baruch Hu doesn’t abandon us, even in the darkest places”

By Hadas Afik

This is my avodah, I tell myself, as I rotate between apple juice, water, apple juice, water

By Rochel Samet

Follow Me
Did they realize what a loss they’d experienced? Did they realize this was forever, this odd void they could hardly identify, being so young and clueless?

By Esty Heller

The central message of Elul and the Ten Days of Repentance is that He is on our team

By Yonoson Rosenblum

Torah encapsulates this concept of yashar, requiring us to be trustworthy and honest

By Faigy Peritzman

Knowing and Growing
The unique power of Yom Kippur is called “itsumo shel yom.” It cleanses us and transforms us

By Rabbi Reuven Leuchter