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Writers Reflect

Mishpacha Staff

Words Unleashed Words. Millions of words. For 500 issues, our writers have interviewed and introspected, researched and revised. And written. And written. And written.

 

How Family First Changed My Family

Mishpacha Readers

Week after week, we aim to inspire you. Now, you shared the stories of how Family First impacted you, from small expressions to sweeping metamorphoses.

 

C is for Courage — Revisited

Esty Bloom

Almost four years have passed. Almost four years since that hot summer day when I was diagnosed with cancer. Who would’ve thought that cancer would be the best thing that happened to me?

 

Kovno Rewrite — Revisited

Esther Teichtal

Stepping into the Moadon HaYehudi in Kaunas, Lithuania, feels like venturing up (down?) Penrose’s impossible staircase, stepping back in time while moving forward just the same. It’s been almost two years since we left, and we’re back as visiting lecturers.

 

One's Company — Revisited

Sima Rapaport

It’s always the busiest right before the best, when the day culminates over steaming food and a clear head, my beloved son off to sleep, so I can share my day with the one who comes first, who I always put first in our family unit of three.

 

Family Fiction: All in the Family

Faigy Feurst

“Tamar, we don’t want to go back there — to what happened before Shiffy’s wedding. Remember? In Three Steps? The shopping has to stay under control.”

 

Freefall: Chapter 12

Miriam Zakon

Moe impulsively decides to accompany Harry to the nearby town for the last few hours of their leave. Annie prepares to meet Abe Levine.

 

Learning Curve: Chapter 5

Gila Arnold

Aviva’s sister is making an upsheren and she expects Aviva to contribute elaborate baked goods. Yael protests Aviva’s judgments on a client’s mother not having the time to practice with her son at home, and Aviva gets angry at Yael.



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What’s in a Name?
Shoshana Friedman “What does Writer X have to say this week?”
Atonement — Fake and Real
Yonoson Rosenblum White confessionals and faux rituals
Four Walls Coming Full Circle
Eytan Kobre All the while, there’s been a relationship in the offing...
And Yet We Smile
Yisroel Besser We are the nation that toils to be happy at all costs
Out of This World
Rabbi Henoch Plotnick Dirshu Hashem b’himatzo — we are in Hashem’s company now...
Steven and Jonathan Litton
Rachel Bachrach The co-owners of Litton Sukkah, based in Lawrence, NY
Tali Messing
Moe Mernick Tali Messing, engineering manager at Facebook Tel Aviv
Sick Note
Jacob L. Freedman “Of course, Dr. Freedman. Machul, machul, machul”
Avoiding Health Columns Can Be Good for You
Rabbi Emanuel Feldman Only one reliable guide for good health: our Torah
Endnote: Side Notes
Riki Goldstein Most Jewish music industry entertainers have side profes...
Me, Myself, and Why
Faigy Peritzman Where there’s no heart and no love, there’s no point
Can’t Do It Without You
Sarah Chana Radcliffe When you step up to the plate, you build your home team
Eternal Joy
Mrs. Elana Moskowitz The joy of Succos is the fruit of spiritual victory
The Appraiser: Part III
D. Himy, M.S. CCC-SLP and Zivia Reischer Make sure your child knows his strengths
Hidden Special Needs
Rena Shechter You won’t see his special needs, but don’t deny them
Dear Wealthy Friend
Anonymous There’s no need for guilt. I am truly happy for you