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Sense and Sensitivity

Miriam Bloch

When bright lights or noisy crowds or seemingly normal smells and tastes drive you crazy — something more might be at play

 

Memories and Meaning

Leah Gebber

Artist Ellen Filreis collaborated with her daughter, teacher Ayelet Ribakow, to create a Jewish “I Spy” book that’s more than a reading experience

 

Tempo Story: The Anniversary That Nearly Wasn’t

Ahuva Friedman

All day I wanted to tell someone about this milestone, yet found I couldn’t. My family? No way. Friends? Somehow, I didn’t feel I could

 

Musings: The Secret of Successful Procrastination

Adina Lover

My husband, wide-eyed, can’t believe how I get it all done, and I just smile and bask in his pride

 

Windows: Two on a Journey

Shana Reicher

Suddenly it is not about me and not about the girls whose hands I am holding steel tight. It is about all of our hands

 

Map the Starlight: Chapter 58

Leah Gebber

I never gave you that letter. I regret this now. It was selfish, wrong. But take a moment to understand the foolishness of an old man

 

Center Stage: Chapter 15

Gila Arnold

Rina’s eyes shone. “Girl power! Frum teenage girls are going to unite to bring the Geulah! Can you imagine the impact of such a message?”

 

On the House: Chapter 24

Faigy Schonfeld

How dare she! How dare Shana judge and proclaim and offer her wonderful ideas, while cozied up on her couch thousands of miles away

 

Lifetakes: Little Girl

Chaya Liba Aarons

I can’t shake my fear of rejection. With graduation, I believed that I’d waved goodbye to the inferiority complexes that had invaded my younger self



 
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Klal Yisrael Is Always Free
Yonoson Rosenblum "In that merit will Klal Yisrael continue to exist”
Home Free
Eytan Kobre My baseline for comparison is admittedly weak
Believe in Your Own Seder
Rabbi Judah Mischel Hashem is satisfied when we do our best
Picture Perfect
Yisroel Besser Take a picture — and this time, send it to yourself
Flying Solo
Rabbi Ron Yitzchok Eisenman As Pesach loomed closer, his resentment was growing
Hanging on by a Hair
Jacob L. Freedman MD “Do you still think that I’m not completely crazy?”
A Song for Every Season
Riki Goldstein Influencers map out their personal musical soundtracks
Subliminal Speech
Faigy Peritzman The deeper the recognition, the deeper the effect
The Big Change
Sarah Chana Radcliffe Spelling things out clears clouds of resentment
The Count-Up
Mrs. Shani Mendlowitz Tap the middos of Sefirah to recreate yourself
The Baker: Part 1
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Know This: Infertility
As Told to Bracha Stein There was no place for me. I didn’t belong
Dear Shadchan
The Girl Here's the thing: I need time