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Standing Tall

Elisheva Appel

Rebbetzin Sara Freifeld, wife of Rav Shlomo ztz”l, possesses a sparkling intellect and a regal bearing. Memories and stories of her life with the Rosh Yeshivah

 

The Lonely Wife

Michal Eisikowitz

You always thought you’d marry your best friend, but you’re still waiting for that “click.” How to survive — and thrive — in a marriage that feels like a mismatch

 

A Month Without

Nechama Grossman

Thirty days. That’s how long researchers say it takes to change a habit. Five intrepid women share their monthlong journeys toward upgraded lives

 

Step Out: 15 Accounts

Mishpacha Contributors

We step out of our comfort zones, leave the familiar behind — and discover inner strengths

 

Search for Self

Leah Gebber

Feeding, changing, bath time, bedtime. PTA, a cake for the neighbors, another load of laundry. The whirlwind spins faster and faster. How can we reclaim our selves?

 

Grab the Reins: Chapter 26

Shoshana Schwartz

> “So he raised his voice another notch. I repeated, ‘I can’t listen while you’re screaming’ and started to walk out of the room”

 

Tempo: The Third Day

Rikki Ehrlich

“Who needs company the third day? And she’s your friend, not mine. I don’t want anyone examining my third-day pimples! And we’re using plastic”

 

Windows: The Other Side of the Mechitzah

Miriam Schweid

And I? I so badly wanted to tap into the joy. Yes, of course this was my job, yada yada yada

 

Map the Starlight: Chapter 19

Leah Gebber

It was to be the first item Aster hid in the small stone hut in the courtyard: that smooth speckled egg, covered in a mess of wool

 

Facets: Chapter 10

Esther Kurtz

Were they nervous? Intimidated? The girl with the unblinking eyes had her hand up. Please let me know the answer to her question

 

Lifetakes: My Own Backyard

Rivka Streicher

I don’t live here, I’ve got to go home. Will I ever recapture the connection I feel here, on this little porch?

 

An Idea Whose Time Has Come

Project Coordinator: Rachel Bachrach

Kosher pizza, hat-shaped hatboxes, bike-a-thons, group flights to seminary, snoods… Who are the innovators behind these can’t-live-without elements of frum life today?



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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