Join The Conversation With Mishpacha's Weekly Newsletter

The Art of Persuasion

Esther Ilana Rabi

As Ralph Waldo Emerson learned, coercion doesn’t work. If you want your opinion to be heard — and followed — you’ll need to learn the art of persuasion

 

Turning Tides: Notes of Me

As told to Leah Gebber by Rachel Hutner

It’s what I do with all my students — bring out what’s hidden. And really, at the root, it’s what happened in my own life

 

The One with a Country

Zhanna Slor

Anica shook the newspaper in her hand, a drop of sweat slowly falling down her neck. “I said, I thought your family was dead”

 

Grab the Reins: Chapter 19

Shoshana Schwartz

Her momentary confidence vanished the second she was actually on the horse. She held the saddle horn so hard her arms shook

 

Map the Starlight: Chapter 12

Leah Gebber

Aster hears Papa’s reedy voice, humming. He must be sitting in his study, trying to start his work. She looks at the map she has drawn

 

Facets: Chapter 3

Esther Kurtz

Girly, it’s called trust. In the designer. That’s what handmade jewelry is all about. Otherwise buy off the rack

 

Lifetakes: Guinea Pigs and Gullibility

Bracha Stein

I peered into the cage. These were not babies. Aren’t baby guineas scrawny, helpless, hairless pink balls? These were jumping, furry — full-grown — creatures



MM217
 
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