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My Break Downs

Perel Grossman

“So I took out the new vacuum and plugged it into the wall there.” As if on cue, smoke wafts from the slits of the outlet. “And that’s when it happened. Flames, Ma, actual flames came leaping out of the outlet…”

 

Who Stole the Challah?

Tova Warman

Atara had no idea she was speaking to a world-class hypochondriac. I could win a Pulitzer for the stories my brain has spun. But this time, I wasn’t crazy

 

Moment of Reckoning

Esty Heller

Every year, Mrs. Parnes’s promise reverberates in my heart. If I’ll be good, I’ll see him: Eliyahu Hanavi. I promise myself to be good…

 

Freefall: Chapter 49

Miriam Zakon

Abe decides to publicly mark Chanukah on his base, after getting a hint of what the Nazis have done to Jews in Europe

 

House of Mirrors: Chapter 25

Rachael Lavon

Laylee and Sarah work on proving the mishloach manos given to Neil was standard for the ostentatious, generous Beloffs. Laylee and Gavi realize Redlick is Jewish

 

Learning Curve: Chapter 42

Gila Arnold

Mr. Goldfeder accuses Suri of ruining his daughter’s life and threatens to sue for breach of confidentiality. Aviva is horrified at what Suri did

 

Grab the Reins: Chapter 1

Shoshana Schwartz

Faygie was as winded as anyone, but stayed on the court. I took in her bright eyes and pink cheeks and thought, I can reach her

 

Lifetakes: Perfect Fit

Avigail Rubin

I look like I’m dressed for an engagement. For my engagement. But then again, that was what I bought the dress for, wasn’t it?

 

Parallel Journeys

Mishpacha Contributors

Each tribe entered a different pathway, treading parallel paths across the seabed. We move through life intersecting, merging, diverging. Twelve accounts of journeys we take together yet alone

 

Balance & Harmony

F. Jakabovits

Wise, warm Rebbetzin Rochel Goldberg — daughter of Rav Shlomo Zalman Auerbach ztz”l, wife of Rav Zalman Nechemiah Goldberg, shlita — is many things, but her foundation is all halachah

 

Waking Dreams

Leah Gebber

Tucked away, in the recesses of our souls, we all have dreams. Sometimes we hold them aloft and our breath catches as we watch them soar. Four accounts of dreams coming true…

 

Singular Strength

Michal Eisikowitz

They’re accomplished women — yet still called girls. They’re intelligent and talented — yet often discounted. Do our communities create space for single women?

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Seventy Years
Rabbi Moshe Grylak “The sword from without, and machlokes from within”
Helping Our Kids Find Their Mission
Yonoson Rosenblum The best home protection against the “foreign winds”
Meeting for Minchah
Eytan Kobre “A Ten-Minute Appointment for a Five-Minute Encounter”
Top 5 Jewish Grammar Mistakes
Rabbi Dovid Bashevkin Seeing the errors of our grammatical ways
The Missing Alef
Alef is not simply another letter in the Hebrew alphabet
What Are You Grateful For?
Jacob L. Freedman “I guess all we can do is to be grateful”
A Simple Offering
Faigy Peritzman Our obligations are measured according to our abilities
Building a Better Brain
Sarah Chana Radcliffe Make your home an emotionally safe place to be real
The Cyclist: Part III
D. Himy, M.S. CCC-SLP and Zivia Reischer Rachel has advanced from “flustered” to “determined”
Wholly Holy
Rebbetzin Aviva Feiner Realize who you are and how you can impact this world