Theme Section: Open Secrets
So many of us carry secrets — some heavy, some light. Some that mean nothing, and some that change everything. Six writers tell stories of secrets kept, shared, and revealed

By Family First Contributors

On your Mark
Shani Greenfield makes shidduchim — the right wig for the right woman 

By Chani Kahan

A tree grows in Brooklyn. And that’s the last thing you need

By Esty Heller

Family First Inbox
“I’m confused about how filling up on materialism as a child would help someone gain strength to face challenges”

By Family First Readers

Family Tempo
I was an opera singer. Then Torah helped me find my voice

By Chani Leiser

A Better You
“Helpful” does not mean inherently good or bad

By Family First Contributors

No destinations penciled in. No times jotted down. No deadlines marked. Nothing

By Hadassah Steinman

Family First Serial
“Next time your Papa gets angry. Next time, you must use your mind to build a wall around yourself, one brick and another and another"

By Leah Gebber

From My Table
Fries are the most popular comfort food in my house. Here, we recreated a shawarma fries dish we ordered recently, except we used steak instead of shawarma. Try it either way!

By Chanie Nayman

“I’m starting to get tired of society viewing introversion as a disadvantage, while extroversion is looked at as praiseworthy”

By Mishpacha Readers

The Moment
After Shabbos, some 700 girls lined up in single file to receive brachos

By Shmuel Botnick and Yosef Herz

Here’s a fun way of turning Ramen into a delicious dish

By Rivky Kleiman

For the Record
In 1897, Rabbi Yehuda Leib Levin’s travels finally came to a close when he accepted the offer of the Detroit community

By Dovi Safier and Yehuda Geberer

Family First Serial
Uncharacteristically, though, Ari said, “You ever dated someone and it felt different from the beginning?”

By Chava Meisels