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Unwrapping Purim

As told to C.B. Lieber

It can be easy to forget Purim’s a day of tefillah, simchah, and gratitude to Hashem. Seven women share how they tapped into Purim’s power

 

Tales in Transit

Mishpacha Contributors

Where are we traveling? Why are we traveling? Five writers find stories in motion…

 

A New Identity

As told to Rochel Burstyn

As a kid, as soon as my parents settled down for their Shabbos afternoon nap, I’d disappear into the study and read and reread my adoption papers

 

Fake News

Bracha Stein & Rikki Ehrlich

“And now,” Shifra continued, “is a time that will test us all. Because we have a magazine we need to put to bed in 12 hours. And readers who count on us”

 

Musings: Where’s He Gone?

Shira Berger

“May you be blessed with triplets this year,” my husband says as he grabs his childless cousin’s hand, pumping it up and down. I cringe

 

Freefall: Chapter 45

Miriam Zakon

The invasion of Europe begins. Abe joins thousands of paratroopers who board planes, ready to jump into France. Rob berates Moe for not writing his father

 

House of Mirrors: Chapter 21

Rachael Lavon

He’d spent the past three days being kind, empathetic, understanding, supportive. He’d listened. Commiserated. Refilled the tissue box. But by day four… She has to move on

 

Learning Curve: Chapter 38

Gila Arnold

Suri had the impression she was failing her daughter. That Miri expected more, expected Suri to don a red cape and save the day

 

Lifetakes: Hands Out

Esther Teichtal

Zeide dipped his hands into the cut-glass bowl. Cupping his palms, he raised them high, heaped with silver, coins flowing, flowing, flowing. Tinkling, clinking, singing

 

A Stitch in Time

Libi Astaire

Marlene Sanders discovered quilting relatively late in life, but she’s quickly making up for lost time, creating magnificent quilts with layers of meaning



 
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