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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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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