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Akeidah Moments

Mishpacha Contributors

Millennia later, can we seize the sparks of Avraham Avinu’s sacrifice, and bind our hearts to our Creator? A special story supplement for Rosh Hashanah

 

A Federal Case

Cindy Scarr

I didn’t love the dress code… anathema to a girl who’d had to buy a dress for high school graduation because she didn’t own one

 

Food for Thought

Faigy Markowitz

There’s little I can do to change the direction of his life, the choices he has made, and the habits he is stuck with

 

A Cut Above

Rochel Grunewald

Jenny was a five-year-old girl who loved her bracelet of faux pearls. Just small balls of white plastic, but to Jenny, those pearls were priceless

 

Choosing Joy

Faigy Schonfeld

But the ultrasound technician is taking her time and I begin to fidget. In the semi-darkness, I scrutinize her face. I wait, suddenly breathless

 

Divine Garbage

S.T. Agam

It made little sense that Nina wouldn’t have chucked the bag straight into the dumpster’s cavernous depths, but I had to do something. Say something

 

Tainted Coins

Riki Goldstein

Soon she brought a tray of food and some coins, which she extended to Avrome’le. She smiled at him. “The Father is coming,” she said

 

Giving Up Harry

Esther Kurtz

It’s a good thing it was my mother who introduced me to Harry Potter because she had no one but herself to blame for my obsessio

 

Riding the Waves

Avigail Wein

I am in the middle of my tenth trial, sent uniquely for me from my loving Father in Heaven. It started Erev Pesach

 

Always a Reason to Thank

Leah Gebber

They’ve lost four young children to a rare genetic disease, but Rabbi Yisrael and Aviva Deren carry on with simchah and emunah

 

Keeper of the Bees

Barbara Bensoussan

Musician, public speaker, educator, businesswoman, storyteller — and now beekeeper — Amalia Haas has discovered in these buzzing insects a fulcrum around which she could focus her other talents

 

Whispers: Chapter 11

Shira Hart

I shared most of my story with my confused shidduch reference friend and our friendship survived unchanged. So I told two more friends

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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