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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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A Response to "Too Far from Home"
Rabbi Moshe Grylak “Chareidi Israel is not happy to absorb immigrants”
Life after Kollel
Yonoson Rosenblum Remaining a ben Torah requires remaining a bar daas
Angel's Advocate
Eytan Kobre Because this is how’s it’s supposed to be always
Bring Back the Wonder
Yisroel Besser Look around and say, “Ribbono shel Olam, wow!”
Make Your Words Count
Rabbi Shneur Aisenstark This story delivers two sobering lessons for all of us
I Know of What I Speak
Rabbi Ron Yitzchok Eisenman I would allow my mask to fall, my soul to be revealed
Meet the Tzaddik
Jacob L. Freedman “Aren’t there meds that can get him back to yeshivah?”
Two centuries later, the Chasam Sofer’s niggunim are heard again
Riki Goldstein The musical side of the Chasam Sofer dynasty
How Do You Think of These Words?
Riki Goldstein “For me, the words are the neshamah of the song”
The Song I Can't Stop Singing: Shlomo Simcha
Riki Goldstein “Which song are you connecting to this season?”
Megama Had the Magic
Riki Goldstein Remembering Moshe Yess a”h and Shalom Levine a”h
Living Beyond the Moment
Faigy Peritzman Someone steeped in Torah always lives beyond the moment
Uncertainty
Sarah Chana Radcliffe We can only be sure that we can never be sure
Instinctive Knowledge
With Rav Moshe Wolfson, written by Baila Vorhand Jewish babies are born knowing Hashem
The Gardener: Part II
D. Himy, M.S. CCC-SLP and Zivia Reischer “It’s a secret language called body language”