Join The Conversation With Mishpacha's Weekly Newsletter

Chapter Two Shidduchim

Sheila Segal

Dating after a divorce comes with a lot of big questions: Above all, how can you ensure you won’t make the same mistake again?

 

Shades of Spirit

Leah Gebber

How can you express, in concrete media, the longing of a soul for its Creator? This is the question that occupies artist Orit Martin

 

Family Diary: Change of Heart: Chapter 4

Leora Hammer

“I feel pretty good,” I lied. “I’m just getting a headache.” A headache was nothing, I hadn’t eaten, I was stressed, I don’t even know why I said it

 

Tempo: Locked Out

Zahava Goldstein

Perhaps they’ll think she got in through a window.… Perhaps they won’t notice she slept at home. Perhaps… they’ll think she picked the lock

 

Dreamscapes: Devorah Segal

Elisheva Appel

My parents were very gentle: “It’s great that you love it, but maybe you can find something else you love that has a practical application?”

 

Windows: A Friend with a Name

Adina Soclof

“Great, good, it’s fun.” I got sidetracked for a moment because he used three adjectives, almost a full sentence. I was shocked

 

Map the Starlight: Chapter 31

Leah Gebber

The apples give him courage. He tucks them into a pocket on the inside of his cassock and grips the rope ladder with both hands

 

Facets: Chapter 22

Esther Kurtz

“I don’t know why being an artist means being flighty. You give artists a good name, that mother just abuses the stereotype”

 

Lifetakes: I Believe in Miracles

Zivia Reischer

Little boys at bedtime get happy endings. “And the president gave him one.” I was about to start the explanation when my phone buzzed



MM217
 
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