Family First Feature
As we wend our way through cities, as we visit distant countries, as we travel and explore, we make unexpected discoveries. Eight stories

By Family First Contributors

Family First Inbox
Almost every frum Jew today has someone in their life who is at risk of being cremated

By Family First Readers

The Conversation Continues
Our shidduch stats generated a great deal of discussion. Savvy singles and seasoned shadchanim offer their insights into the process

By Family First Contributors

Family Tempo
No one was there, aside from me, and it was just voices on the other side of the curtain, cocooning me in a vision only I could see and feel

By Esther Kurtz

A Better You
How do we learn to believe in ourselves and feel empowered to do things that feel out of reach? Try I C.A.N. 

By Family First Contributors

Like many other parents on the force, I began my parenting career at the most basic entry level

By Hadassah Swerds

Family First Serial
“They have sworn loyalty, yes. But at the end of the day, everyone is only loyal to his own interests, would you not say?”

By Leah Gebber

Family First Serial
The past few weeks of loneliness melted from Shira’s mind. She and Ephraim, working together. He was going to get an A

By Esther Kurtz

“I always thought Fridays are the day off here in Eretz Yisrael, the day you go out with your husband after a whole week of learning”

By Blimi Rabinowitz

From My Table
The theme in my house is “last licks of summer,” both on the grill and patchkeh’ing with all kinds of ingredients from the pantry. If you like salty-sweet, you’ll like this!

By Chanie Nayman

All religions have produced martyrs, but none have produced as many as Torah Judaism

By Yonoson Rosenblum

This fabulous marinade is very versatile and will work on almost any piece of meat

By Rivky Kleiman

Family Diary
Why should girls wait until they’re tackling a new marriage, and possibly a new city and a new job, to learn how to cook?

By Nechama Norman with Batsheva Berman

Off the Eaten Path
France is very northerly on the globe; that meant Shabbos was over very late...that gave us lots of time to rest, eat, rest, read, rest, eat, and walk around

By Naomi Nachman and Noemi Levy