A Better You
People who are neurodivergent have often learned from a very young age to hide themselves. But their relentless efforts to act and behave neurotypically can come at a heavy cost.

By Family First Contributors

You don’t make a penny more or less than you’re supposed to. We hear this all the time, and yet and yet — it’s daunting to live by this knowledge.

By Family First Contributors

A tiny shadow of a little girl. Standing. On the outside of the open windowpane. On the sill as narrow as a tea biscuit.

By Leah Wachsler

Family First Serial
There were no tears running down her cheeks, but she felt a cloud of sadness blocking the radiant San Francisco sunshine.

By Miriam Zakon

Family Reflections
Words have a huge impact on our emotional state

By Sarah Chana Radcliffe

Family First Feature
Play therapy. For Adults. While the image of a middle-aged woman playing with dolls may raise your eyebrows, some women say it changed their lives.

By Leah Wachsler

Family First Serial
“I see what Ta doesn’t, that there are a lot of very unhappy staff members right now, and he’s going to have a serious problem on his hands if something doesn’t get done soon.”

By Gila Arnold

Family First Inbox
I think one of the hardest nisyonos is watching your child struggle

By Family First Readers

Magazine Feature
Rabbi Beryl Gershenfeld is at the forefront of worldwide kiruv, riding the waves of its changing dynamic for over four decades.

By Yonoson Rosenblum

From My Table
I finally tried making homemade boba. It’s fun and different to add to drinks!

By Chanie Nayman

Software Savvy
“Don’t worry about it. No human may want to do it, but the computer doesn’t mind. I can set up a program for you that’ll do the work for you.”

By Liora Waxman with Esther Kurtz

These cookies are for soft-cookie lovers. They’re rich in chocolate, yet buttery soft with a hint of a dairy flavor. Plus, they’re easy to prepare.

By Chaya Surie Goldberger

He’s a passionate advocate of the idea that everyone can cultivate a personal musical expression.

By Riki Goldstein

A Tasty Twist
This summer, while you’re busy with everyday errands and need to quickly pull together a dinner that will wow the shvigger who’s in town visiting, grab a few kiwis and start marin ...

By Menachem Goodman