Family First Feature
When this email landed in our inbox, it struck a chord with everyone who read it. The ensuing conversation evolved into this piece

By Family First Contributors

No Fail
The contract was going to be our big break — and then it fell through

By Fay Dworetsky

Family First Inbox
“The implication is that if a woman does ‘boot her husband out,’ she is a ‘lesser woman.’ This is a terrible misrepresentation”

By Family First Readers

Family Tempo
Instead of going on a honeymoon, I began chemo

By Esther Shaindy Leshkowitz

A Better You
Why do women over-function in the face of illness, and why do men sometimes under-function?

By Family First Contributors

Later, as I pushed the double stroller home, I mulled over her statement. Wisdom? Me?

By Lea Pavel

Anyone who tells you that timing is negotiable has never missed a plane

By Sarah Moses Spero

I went away for Yom Kippur, and prayed that it would be written in the Sefer Hamaves

By Leah Goldstone

“Please, as long as there are single girls (and boys) in the world, keep Rochi Kichel single”

By Mishpacha Readers

Story Time
"How could a butcher be compared to someone who utilized every moment to learn Torah?”

By Y. Bromberg

The Moment
Bonai Chavivai encourages bochurim to not just learn, but to “own” a masechta of Gemara

By Shmuel Botnick and Yosef Herz

Two special members of our kehillah, Reb Boruch Taub a”h and Reb Binyamin Chafetz a”h, passed on to the Olam HaEmes after a tragic plane accident

By Chuni Stern and Rabbi Yitz Frank

Benny took the crisply folded linen she’d indicated and found a spot for it inside the suitcase. Then he took a deep breath. “So we’re doing this, huh?”

By Blimi Rabinowitz

In the realm of ideas, there are no permanent defeats, but also no permanent victories

By Yonoson Rosenblum