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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.



 
Hidden Power
Yonoson Rosenblum One never knows the power of his or her mitzvos
Can You Tell a Phony?
Eytan Kobre “You’re not using the phone; the phone is using you”
Grief and Gratitude
Yisroel Besser The deepest, most sophisticated truth in the world
Nobody's Perfect
Alexandra Fleksher With the gift of maturity, we learn to accept
Colossal Humility
Rabbi Ron Yitzchok Eisenman The last words I ever heard from my rebbi
Ready and Waiting
Baruch S. Fertel, MD, MPA, FACEP Why does everything take so long in the ER?
Bless You!
Faigy Peritzman Blessings don't create anything new in the natural world
Ready, Set, Succeed!
Sarah Chana Radcliffe Ensure success with explicit, doable instructions
The Radiance of Surrender
Mrs Shani Mendlowitz Honest admission reveals your inner radiance