Join The Conversation With Mishpacha's Weekly Newsletter

The Missing Puzzle Piece

Rachel Stein

Sitting at the dining room table doing her homework, Chavie glanced up when the front door flew open. “You look like you’re about to burst,” she told her younger sister, who practically danced through the room. “That’s because this is the best day in my entire life,” Hudis replied, her face glowing with excitement.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

“You are looking at the new chesed head of Bnos Binah. Can you believe it? Me?” “Mazel tov!” Chavie smiled. “You’re going to be pretty busy.” “You better believe it. Morah Binder said I have to meet with my committee, come up with all kinds of amazing ideas, and then make the ideas happen. I’m getting a notebook right now so I can start. Bnos Binah is going to have the greatest chesed committee on the East Coast!” A few knocks later, Hudis was ushering some friends to her room for their first chesed meeting. “So what kinds of things do you want to do?” Chani wanted to know. “How about an Adopt-a-Bubby program?” Hudis suggested. “We can askMrs.Adelman fromBikurCholim to give us a list of some lonely older ladies. Then we can send girls to visit them every Shabbos. What a mitzvah that would be! In fact, why don’t we call her right now?”

To read the rest of this story, please buy this issue of Mishpacha or sign up for a weekly subscription

Share this page with a friend. Fill in the information below, and we'll email your friend a link to this page on your behalf.

Your name
Your email address
You friend's name
Your friend's email address
Please type the characters you see in the image into the box provided.

Out with the Girls
Yonoson Rosenblum Another progressive revolution that eats its own
And I Will Glorify Him
Eytan Kobre Herman Wouk “made G-d a bestseller”
What You've Learned
Alexandra Fleksher Allow me to let you in on what school is all about
Going Broke
Mishpacha Readers Reader feedback for “The Kids Are Going to Camp..."
Top 5 Ways Jews Try to Lose Weight
Rabbi Dovid Bashevkin Gaining weight and talking about losing weight
He Soaked Up Our Pain
Rabbi Yaakov Klein A tribute to Reb Shlomo Cheshin ztz”l
Leaving on a High Note
Rabbi Ron Yitzchok Eisenman And then it happened. I knew it would
Family Matters
Baruch S. Fertel, MD, MPA, FACEP Not the answers they teach in medical school
Play the Night Away
Riki Goldstein May we all share simchahs, no strings attached!
Fast Thinking
Faigy Peritzman How we react when we're exempt from a mitzvah
Baalat Teshuvah
Rachel Karasenti Don’t ask, “So how did you become frum?”
Confessions of a PhD Graduate
Sarah Chana Radcliffe When it comes to parenting, we’re always learning
Dear Favorite Little Sis
Anonymous I ended up wanting to be like you
Who's Making My Phone Calls?
Sara Eisemann Should I be upfront that I’m calling for myself?