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From Our Archives: Her Answer Is Always “Hineni”

Barbara Bensoussan

Mishpacha joins Klal Yisrael in mourning the loss of Rebbetzin Esther Jungreis a”h, and shares our profile from Family First Issue 483 in tribute to a luminary of our nation

 

On the Plus Side?

RC Steif

Three psychologists show how they use positive psychology to help people in pain find the silver lining in their suffering, and turn around negative situations

 

Breaking the High-Tech Ice

Libi Astaire

Despite their differences, Bnei Brak’s Sari Roth and Tel Aviv’s Zika Abzuk have a common goal: opening Israel’s high-tech industry to chareidi entrepreneurs

 

Turning Tides: A Singular Shabbos

As told to Leah Gebber

The ripple effect of two singles showing up at a Shabbos geared for families and married couples

 

Whispers: Chapter 6

Shira Hart

So many decisions — regular life ones overlapping with the Marfan management ones. Seminary or college, try another heart medication or leave it in Hashem’s Hands

 

Family Fiction: Never Say Never

D.B. Estrin

“Two free tickets to anywhere,” the El Al representative promised. It was incentive enough to be bumped from our flight and diverted to… Cairo

 

Freefall: Chapter 18

Miriam Zakon

Abe insists that Moe and Harry drive back to New York with him. Annie is shocked and ecstatic when Moe turns up at their door

 

Learning Curve: Chapter 11

Gila Arnold

Suri’s conversation with Ezzie’s mother goes well. Yael feels like a third wheel with her partners. Aviva finds out that she’s expecting

 

Lifetakes: Winner

Esther Kurtz

I always worried and wondered what sort of mother I’d be. I’m a little impatient — make that very. Multisyllabic words are my favorite kinds, and I have a low tolerance for mindless stupidity (which is the Webster definition of children, right?)



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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”
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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!”
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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