Join The Conversation With Mishpacha's Weekly Newsletter

Foundation of Her Home

Barbara Bensoussan

With the petirah last week of Rebbetzin Miriam Salomon, wife of Rav Mattisyahu, who ran a “chesed” factory, we lost a true eishes chayil

 

Four Surprises for Dr. Spock

Michal Eisikowitz

Babyhood truths now & then — what’s new, what’s changed, and what hasn’t

 

Chanukah with the Chevreh

Mati Swimer

No matter what type of Chanukah party you’re throwing, it’s a good idea to have fun activities planned for the little ones. Here are a few activities designed to keep smiles bright

 

Stage Fright

Chaiky Berger

If this girl was out, then the highlight of the evening and the zing of the show would need to be omitted. And it was all her mother’s fault

 

The Family that Prays Together

Penina Pinchasi

On Shabbos, my daughters and I await our husbands and sons’ homecoming from shul — or I should say shuls, plural. Eight males. Five different minyanim

 

Freefall: Chapter 33

Miriam Zakon

Artie keeps running away, and Colonel Cohn had doubts about sending him to America, but Malka begs him to let them join their Jewish relatives

 

House of Mirrors: Chapter 9

Rachael Lavon

After another girl in the park calls Cookie fat, Laylee returns home shaken — only to have Gavi berate her for running away from the problem

 

Learning Curve: Chapter 26

Gila Arnold

Aviva, Zevi, and Suri meet with the business coach to review the survey results. They discuss hiring a new OT for the clinic

 

Lifetakes: Waiting Again

Esther Kurtz

We stew, and we think, and we regret, and we memorialize, and then we just sit quietly waiting for the phone to ring



MM217
 
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