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Purim Rebbetzin

Mali Heller

In some homes, the chaos and cheer of Purim is multiplied. Three rebbetzins from illustrious homes share a glimpse of their childhood Purims and their Purim today

 

Family Farce: Special Purim Spoof

Mishpacha Contributors

The Jewish Woman's Weakly

 

Change of Heart: Epilogue

Leora Hammer

I do have a new understanding of how the world works. I knew it all along, but it’s a little more real to me now

 

Tempo: Melting the Coldest Heart

Goldie Young

I know right then and there that there would not be anyone else in this world who would give me that special blessing on Friday nights

 

Map the Starlight: Chapter 38

Leah Gebber

Something inside her burns. She steps forward. “We are indeed honored by your suggestion, but I am afraid we must decline”

 

On the House: Chapter 5

Faigy Schonfeld

“Zoberman’s is the best eatery in town. Who said we have to make ourselves crazy just because some young big shot decides to copy us?”

 

Lifetakes: “O” is for “OMG!”

Rochel Grunewald

Yes, they had heard the Purim story. No, they would not be keeping Purim — at least not in the traditional way

 

Taming Your Kids’ Tantrums

Sarah Chana Radcliffe

How to handle your child’s tantrums without losing your cool, plus when emotional outbursts are a sign of a bigger problem

 

Sweet Memories

Mishpacha Contributors

Back when we were the kids, candy was precious — it was love, comfort, adventure, companionship. Writers share their sugar-laced recollections

 

Change of Heart: Chapter 10

Leora Hammer

I didn’t want to do it in fear. I wanted to do it with trust. The ride of my life

 

Tempo: Through the Roof

Bracha Stein

The contractor made it very clear that this was a dumb idea. “You can’t fix a roof in the rain,” he declared

 

Musings: The Masks We Wear

Elana Rothberg

I see it in the drunk boys, the girls with caked-on makeup, both desperate for attention, searching, wondering, yearning for something they themselves are unsure of

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