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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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Weekly Struggle
Shoshana Friedman Cover text: promise big and deliver what we promise
Only Through You
Rabbi Moshe Grylak A response to last week’s letter, “Waiting in Passaic”
Are You Making a Kiddush Hashem?
Yonoson Rosenblum In communal affairs, “one bad apple…” often applies
Chance of a Lifetime
Eytan Kobre I identify with the urge to shout, “No, don’t do it!”
Work / Life Solutions with Bunim Laskin
Moe Mernick "You only get every day once"
Seeking a Truly Meaningful Blessing
Dovid Zaidman We want to get married. Help us want to date
Shivah Meditations
Rabbi Emanuel Feldman Equivalence between two such polar opposites is puzzling
Magnet Moment
Jacob L. Freedman Everyone’s fighting a battle we know nothing about
Secrets and Surprises
Riki Goldstein Top-secret suits Eli Gerstner just fine
Blasts of Warmth
Riki Goldstein Keeping the chuppah music upbeat in low temperatures
Behind the Scenes
Faigy Peritzman The intrinsic value of each mitzvah
Good Vision
Sarah Chana Radcliffe Good or bad, nice or not? What you see is what you get
Day of Peace
Mrs. Elana Moskowitz On Shabbos we celebrate peace within and without