Join The Conversation With Mishpacha's Weekly Newsletter

Happy Birthday to You!

B. Deer

The lights are out. The guests are hiding. The birthday girl walks in. Lights go on. Guests jump up and shout, “Surprise!” And the festivities begin. What was the best birthday party you’ve ever been to?

 

F is for Friendship: Chanukah Miracles

Ruchama Schnaidman

Real fire was flashing around a little menorah in the living room and leaping toward the walls. And even though every part of me turned to liquid, somehow I screamed. The loudest, most frightening sound came out of my mouth

 

Jr. Tales: Door Prizes

Rachel Stein

Maybe she could finally get the matching necklace-and-earring set all the girls were wearing! At least that, if she couldn’t have a big birthday bash

 

Super Avi: Episode 6

Ruchama Schnaidman

Kislev — Chanukah — it’s the time of nissim and Avi has so much to share

 

Hide & Seek: Chapter 3

Bracha Rosman

Mrs. Renard exhaled sharply though her nose. “Don’t lie to me, girl. Where did you hide the eggs?”

 

Trendsetters

Esther Michelson

Chimes sounded as Simi hesitantly opened the door to the world of Trendsetters. She was immediately accosted by flashy, neon colors splattered across the walls. Oddly enough, as a backdrop to all this sensory overload, soft classical music enveloped her in its relaxing tunes. Well, thought Simi, all I’m here for is a straightforward cut

 

Silver & Gold: Chapter 52

Zivia Reischer

“We are so funny. We are so predictable! All my secret plans and drama have backfired once again, and once again, you’re misunderstanding me”



MM217
 
With All Due Respect
Rabbi Moshe Grylak The honor of every human being
What We Lost
Yonoson Rosenblum A long view, a larger perspective
Reprobate Return
Eytan Kobre Loyalty to the true and the morally upright
My Own Gentle Giant
Jacob L. Freedman Finn smirked. “Do whatever you want, Dr. Israel”
Individually United
Faigy Peritzman Two contradictions classify the Korban Pesach as a chok
Hearing Problems
Sarah Chana Radcliffe In fight mode, you may hear attacks never said
An Equal Focus
Rebbetzin Shira Smiles Remaining true to our most authentic feminine selves
The Marketer, Part I
D. Himy, M.S. CCC-SLP and Zivia Reischer “I’m late, my work is late, I come to meetings late”
Dear Neighbor and Friend
Words Unspoken I know you’ve been given challenging kids