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Hearts in Exile

Brachi Blumenberg and Mishpacha Contributors

Six women share their galus moment, while two others teach us how to yearn and what to yearn for

 

Numbered Days, Immeasurable Life

Barbara Bensoussan

The story of survivor Itu Lustig and how she found the strength to start over, build a family, and create a beautiful legacy

 

I Dare Me: A Day Saying Yes to Anything Anyone Asks Me

As told to Elisheva Appel

I’m intrigued by my visceral reaction: “No way, I could never do that. That would be the worst day ever!”

 

Tempo Story: Jerusalem Mornings

Inga Barsky

The heart songs of these women called upon a few unfettered tears of my own that fell to the floor between my feet

 

Musings: The Braid

Chanie Stavsky

The braid is immortalized behind the glass protecting the mounds of articles left behind by oh, so, so many. Way too many

 

Map the Starlight: Chapter 59

Leah Gebber

Jocef. Jocef is kneeling down before her, and she does not know what to say, the words are almost gone, but there is no time

 

Center Stage: Chapter 16

Gila Arnold

She had to go through the entire screenplay, pronto. With such a glaring error on the very first page, what would be with the rest?

 

On the House: Chapter 25

Faigy Schonfeld

Binyamin clenched his fists. It was awful, Kaylie being so overworked and he not being able to wave a wand, making all her troubles vanish

 

Lifetakes: Stone of Heart

Rochel Grunewald

But I wonder, as I take three steps back, and three steps forward, facing the holiest site we have left, why I’m not feeling enough



 
Drink to Eternity
Rabbi Moshe Grylak Redemption doesn’t simply mean being let out of jail
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
D. Himy, M.S. CCC-SLP with Zivia Reischer "She can't get married if she can't build a relationship...
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