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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



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Weekly Struggle
Shoshana Friedman Cover text: promise big and deliver what we promise
Only Through You
Rabbi Moshe Grylak A response to last week’s letter, “Waiting in Passaic”
Are You Making a Kiddush Hashem?
Yonoson Rosenblum In communal affairs, “one bad apple…” often applies
Chance of a Lifetime
Eytan Kobre I identify with the urge to shout, “No, don’t do it!”
Work / Life Solutions with Bunim Laskin
Moe Mernick "You only get every day once"
Seeking a Truly Meaningful Blessing
Dovid Zaidman We want to get married. Help us want to date
Shivah Meditations
Rabbi Emanuel Feldman Equivalence between two such polar opposites is puzzling
Magnet Moment
Jacob L. Freedman Everyone’s fighting a battle we know nothing about
Secrets and Surprises
Riki Goldstein Top-secret suits Eli Gerstner just fine
Blasts of Warmth
Riki Goldstein Keeping the chuppah music upbeat in low temperatures
Behind the Scenes
Faigy Peritzman The intrinsic value of each mitzvah
Good Vision
Sarah Chana Radcliffe Good or bad, nice or not? What you see is what you get
Day of Peace
Mrs. Elana Moskowitz On Shabbos we celebrate peace within and without