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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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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