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Craft Creative Costumes

Mati Swimer

Looking for a homemade, original Purim costume for your little one? Enjoy crafting these adorable getups — and watching the smiles all around once your children wear them

 

Imprisoned

Mishpacha Contributors

When addiction spins its web around the person you love, you too, are trapped. Five personal accounts of perseverance, survival, and recovery

 

Trade Secrets of the Trade Show

C. Rosenberg

With their opportunities for industry knowledge, product information, and new contacts, trade shows can be key business-building tools… if you know how to use them

 

The Shidduch Academy

Sara Shamansky

“Is your son or daughter in the Parshah? Are you feeling overwhelmed, and unprepared? You need training! Call us for details about our tailor-made curriculum”

 

Musings: It’s Never Too Late

Esther Ilana Rabi

The night-owl test is looking at the clock at 1:14 a.m. and see if you think, I’ve still got time to clean the kitchen

 

Freefall: Chapter 43

Miriam Zakon

Annie writes to Moe, and chides him for never writing to their father. Moe tries to write to Papa, but can’t do it

 

House of Mirrors: Chapter 19

Rachael Lavon

Gavi’s early morning run-in with Mr. Redlick brings back memories of the Rosh Yeshivah’s hesitation over the proposed shidduch between Gavi and Laylee.

 

Learning Curve: Chapter 36

Gila Arnold

Aviva’s sister surprises her with a visit to the clinic, where she discovers that Zevi works there, as well. Aviva tells Zevi they’re replacing him

 

Lifetakes: Kasha Varnishkes

Rivka Levitan

“It’s time for Mommy’s treat,” I say. Because it’s been a long day for me too, and I am such a good mother



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And Yet We Smile
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Out of This World
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Tali Messing
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Sick Note
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Endnote: Side Notes
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Me, Myself, and Why
Faigy Peritzman Where there’s no heart and no love, there’s no point
Can’t Do It Without You
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Eternal Joy
Mrs. Elana Moskowitz The joy of Succos is the fruit of spiritual victory
The Appraiser: Part III
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Hidden Special Needs
Rena Shechter You won’t see his special needs, but don’t deny them
Dear Wealthy Friend
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