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Her Life, Our Classroom

Leah Gebber

Mrs. Yehudis Jaffe’s principles of education were a remarkable fusion of authentic mesorah and cutting-edge technique

 

Balancing Act

Bracha Stein

Experts share how to keep your marriage at the center of your life, no matter how full it may get

 

Story Supplement: Aflame

Mishpacha Contributors

8 stories trace the fire’s path, from the first glow until its dying embers

 

Tempo Story: The Yenta Gene

Rikki Ehrlich

“I wonder how the Yenta Gene works in humans!” Leah reached her gloved hand inside. “Like, if you have the mutation — yeeeooooowwwwwww!”

 

Windows: The Grand Annual Super Fantastic Extended Adler Family Party

Hadassah Adler

People think mechutanim are once-in-a-lifetime headaches, the guys they have to put up with during the few months of their children’s engagements. Not so

 

Musings: Birthday Betrayal

Esther Kurtz

My cousin and I grew up, married, had kids, but come Chanukah we’d still pose like chassan and kallah with a birthday cake

 

Map the Starlight: Chapter 28

Leah Gebber

It is not true what Papa said, that Jocef is the wind and she is the earth and they have no place together. It is not true

 

Facets: Chapter 19

Esther Kurtz

“Abby, it’s so great to see you here.” I nodded and hoped she’d continue talking. And G-d bless her, she did

 

Change of Heart: Chapter 1

Leora Hammer

I was exhausted — my heart had been racing, like I was running a marathon, for close to ten hours. But I wasn’t scared

 

Lifetakes: The Ninth Candle

Rikki Ehrlich

Somewhere in the restless cycle of this world, somewhere there’s a memory of that fire enduring for eight golden nights



 
Hidden Power
Yonoson Rosenblum One never knows the power of his or her mitzvos
Can You Tell a Phony?
Eytan Kobre “You’re not using the phone; the phone is using you”
Grief and Gratitude
Yisroel Besser The deepest, most sophisticated truth in the world
Nobody's Perfect
Alexandra Fleksher With the gift of maturity, we learn to accept
Colossal Humility
Rabbi Ron Yitzchok Eisenman The last words I ever heard from my rebbi
Ready and Waiting
Baruch S. Fertel, MD, MPA, FACEP Why does everything take so long in the ER?
Bless You!
Faigy Peritzman Blessings don't create anything new in the natural world
Ready, Set, Succeed!
Sarah Chana Radcliffe Ensure success with explicit, doable instructions
The Radiance of Surrender
Mrs Shani Mendlowitz Honest admission reveals your inner radiance