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Lifetakes: The Slow Family

Adina Soclof

Life in the slow lane was changing me fast

 

Tishah B’Av Tears

Mishpacha Contributers

The tears of Tishah B’Av contain every pain. They can also contain the seeds of our redemption

 

Depression in the Family

C.B. Lieber

The devastating effects of depression reach far beyond the depressed person. How family can deal with the struggle and help a relative regain equilibrium

 

Train Tracks to Freedom

Riki Goldstein

Frankfurt. London. Letchworth. Mrs. Eva Fachler’s life straddles hundreds of miles and the destruction — and renewal — of worlds as both German refugee and rescue operative

 

Longing

Faigy Schonfeld

I know that it’s not just the freedom from anguish and hardship that we yearn for, but something so much more real. We mourn the shattered connection

 

Finding Grief, Finding Comfort

Rebecca Bram Feldbaum

This time, the meaning of Tishah B’Av was so deep in the core of my soul that it took my breath away

 

Whispers: Chapter 4

Shira Hart

As a teen, I was actually allowed to see the x-ray and hear the doctor’s diagnosis: the whitish-gray shadow was my spine, twisted into an S-shape

 

No Good Reason

As told to Rayzel Reich by her grandfather Mr. Ephraim Reich

The unspoken consensus was that there was no reason for Hersh to be so high strung. Sure, he was a Survivor, but were not they all?

 

Moving Day

As told to Miriam Klein Adelman

Mom refused to budge. “Behind my back you did this! I’m not a piece of garbage, you know.”

 

Freefall: Chapter 16

Miriam Zakon

Abe and his friend travel to Chicago, on their way to Moe’s graduation from basic training. Annie wonders if she’ll ever see Abe again

 

Learning Curve: Chapter 9

Gila Arnold

Aviva’s husband starts working at the clinic, and embarrasses her by broadcasting their relationship to all the parents. Yael’s confidence as a clinician is ebbing, but her husband is so proud of her work, she doesn’t feel she can share her anxiety with him

 

Lifetakes: Patch of Grief

Shoshana Stauber

“Why does your family ruin every simchah by dredging up the past?” he asked. “Why do you insist on making every celebration into a Holocaust memorial?”



 
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Diamonds
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Perfect Harmony
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Going Against the Current
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