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Seeds of Kindness

Mishpacha Contributors

It was an acorn of a deed, but to the recipient, a towering oak providing shade and shelter. 17 stories of small kindnesses with large results

 

Moonlight

Rabbi Menachem Nissel

Rav Moshe Shapira ztz”l, the towering baal machshavah we just lost, rarely taught women directly, yet cared deeply and, through his students, conveyed priceless messages to bnos Yisrael

 

Table Talk: Esti Berkowitz

Malky Lowinger

Meet Esti Berkowitz aka The Prime Time Parent: “I traded in my corporate credit card and invested in spirituality”

 

Family Fiction: White Flakes

Esty Heller

Frumet reaches for the dips again, and my smile wanes. I can’t — she can’t take refills. It’s just… gross. Doesn’t her mother teach her table manners?

 

Freefall: Chapter 41

Miriam Zakon

Abe’s Bubbe tells Annie more about Aunt Cele’s unforgiveable behavior to Annie’s father. Annie tells Abe that they’re going to have a baby

 

House of Mirrors: Chapter 17

Rachael Lavon

Laylee tugged on her boots, harder than she needed to. Darkness. That’s what you are. The most unimaginative boots in the world. Bottomless. Pits. Of darkness

 

Learning Curve: Chapter 34

Gila Arnold

Aviva and Suri decide to make one last attempt to persuade Yael to come back. Yael refuses, and throws away the flowers they sent her as a thank-you gesture

 

Lifetakes: Generations

Beth Rachael Shapiro

I am the official matriarch of our family. Too young for the job, in my mind, but it is mine nonetheless



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With All Due Respect
Rabbi Moshe Grylak The honor of every human being
What We Lost
Yonoson Rosenblum A long view, a larger perspective
Reprobate Return
Eytan Kobre Loyalty to the true and the morally upright
My Own Gentle Giant
Jacob L. Freedman Finn smirked. “Do whatever you want, Dr. Israel”
Individually United
Faigy Peritzman Two contradictions classify the Korban Pesach as a chok
Hearing Problems
Sarah Chana Radcliffe In fight mode, you may hear attacks never said
An Equal Focus
Rebbetzin Shira Smiles Remaining true to our most authentic feminine selves
The Marketer, Part I
D. Himy, M.S. CCC-SLP and Zivia Reischer “I’m late, my work is late, I come to meetings late”
Dear Neighbor and Friend
Words Unspoken I know you’ve been given challenging kids