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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?”



MM217
 
A Response to "Too Far from Home"
Rabbi Moshe Grylak “Chareidi Israel is not happy to absorb immigrants”
Life after Kollel
Yonoson Rosenblum Remaining a ben Torah requires remaining a bar daas
Angel's Advocate
Eytan Kobre Because this is how’s it’s supposed to be always
Make Your Words Count
Rabbi Shneur Aisenstark This story delivers two sobering lessons for all of us
I Know of What I Speak
Rabbi Ron Yitzchok Eisenman I would allow my mask to fall, my soul to be revealed
Meet the Tzaddik
Jacob L. Freedman “Aren’t there meds that can get him back to yeshivah?”
Two centuries later, the Chasam Sofer’s niggunim are heard again
Riki Goldstein The musical side of the Chasam Sofer dynasty
How Do You Think of These Words?
Riki Goldstein “For me, the words are the neshamah of the song”
The Song I Can't Stop Singing: Shlomo Simcha
Riki Goldstein “Which song are you connecting to this season?”
Megama Had the Magic
Riki Goldstein Remembering Moshe Yess a”h and Shalom Levine a”h
Living Beyond the Moment
Faigy Peritzman Someone steeped in Torah always lives beyond the moment
Uncertainty
Sarah Chana Radcliffe We can only be sure that we can never be sure
Instinctive Knowledge
With Rav Moshe Wolfson, written by Baila Vorhand Jewish babies are born knowing Hashem
The Gardener: Part II
D. Himy, M.S. CCC-SLP and Zivia Reischer “It’s a secret language called body language”