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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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What’s in a Name?
Shoshana Friedman “What does Writer X have to say this week?”
Atonement — Fake and Real
Yonoson Rosenblum White confessionals and faux rituals
Four Walls Coming Full Circle
Eytan Kobre All the while, there’s been a relationship in the offing...
And Yet We Smile
Yisroel Besser We are the nation that toils to be happy at all costs
Out of This World
Rabbi Henoch Plotnick Dirshu Hashem b’himatzo — we are in Hashem’s company now...
Steven and Jonathan Litton
Rachel Bachrach The co-owners of Litton Sukkah, based in Lawrence, NY
Tali Messing
Moe Mernick Tali Messing, engineering manager at Facebook Tel Aviv
Sick Note
Jacob L. Freedman “Of course, Dr. Freedman. Machul, machul, machul”
Avoiding Health Columns Can Be Good for You
Rabbi Emanuel Feldman Only one reliable guide for good health: our Torah
Endnote: Side Notes
Riki Goldstein Most Jewish music industry entertainers have side profes...
Me, Myself, and Why
Faigy Peritzman Where there’s no heart and no love, there’s no point
Can’t Do It Without You
Sarah Chana Radcliffe When you step up to the plate, you build your home team
Eternal Joy
Mrs. Elana Moskowitz The joy of Succos is the fruit of spiritual victory
The Appraiser: Part III
D. Himy, M.S. CCC-SLP and Zivia Reischer Make sure your child knows his strengths
Hidden Special Needs
Rena Shechter You won’t see his special needs, but don’t deny them
Dear Wealthy Friend
Anonymous There’s no need for guilt. I am truly happy for you