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
 
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