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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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Weekly Struggle
Shoshana Friedman Cover text: promise big and deliver what we promise
Only Through You
Rabbi Moshe Grylak A response to last week’s letter, “Waiting in Passaic”
Are You Making a Kiddush Hashem?
Yonoson Rosenblum In communal affairs, “one bad apple…” often applies
Chance of a Lifetime
Eytan Kobre I identify with the urge to shout, “No, don’t do it!”
Work / Life Solutions with Bunim Laskin
Moe Mernick "You only get every day once"
Seeking a Truly Meaningful Blessing
Dovid Zaidman We want to get married. Help us want to date
Shivah Meditations
Rabbi Emanuel Feldman Equivalence between two such polar opposites is puzzling
Magnet Moment
Jacob L. Freedman Everyone’s fighting a battle we know nothing about
Secrets and Surprises
Riki Goldstein Top-secret suits Eli Gerstner just fine
Blasts of Warmth
Riki Goldstein Keeping the chuppah music upbeat in low temperatures
Behind the Scenes
Faigy Peritzman The intrinsic value of each mitzvah
Good Vision
Sarah Chana Radcliffe Good or bad, nice or not? What you see is what you get
Day of Peace
Mrs. Elana Moskowitz On Shabbos we celebrate peace within and without