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Lifetakes: The Driver

Ann Leifer

He knew when I was sick with cancer, and always seemed concerned about how I felt. “How you feel? Good? Your family? Good? Everything good?”

 

Time for It All

Esther Ilana Rabi

Checking e-mails during a conference call, folding laundry while reviewing homework: Multitasking has become a badge of honor. But what price do we pay for doing two — or more — things at once?

 

Lost & Found

Brachi Blumenberg

A son searching for his father, a savior looking for the people he saved, a woman seeking out a childhood friend. Case by case, clue by clue, Michal Vaknin has helped thousands find the long lost

 

Room for One

Esther Kurtz

“Look at me for what I am. I’m a senior accountant at my firm, I pay taxes, pay my own health insurance, pay my own expenses, and to you I’m still a child. Because I’m not married, I’m a child. Does that make sense?”

 

Social Anxiety

Miriam Klein Adelman

What happens at my weekly Shabbos Tehillim group? As long as we’re reciting Tehillim, I’m fine, but once the chitchat begins, I’m out of there

 

Freefall: Chapter 46

Miriam Zakon

On D-Day, Abe jumps into France and kills a German soldier. Annie rushes home when she finds out the invasion has taken place

 

House of Mirrors: Chapter 22

Rachael Lavon

“Everyone thinks I should just get over it. But I am literally the laughing stock of the frum world right now”

 

Learning Curve: Chapter 39

Gila Arnold

“You just sit where you’re supposed to, young lady. If you need something, that’s what I’m here for.” Aviva’s mother shook her head

 

Lifetakes: Mamma Loshen

Zelda Goldfield

When Bubby’s cat, dog, and bird tricks wore off, she would eagerly teach me pithy Yiddish proverbs about the value of true beauty and wisdom

 

Unwrapping Purim

As told to C.B. Lieber

It can be easy to forget Purim’s a day of tefillah, simchah, and gratitude to Hashem. Seven women share how they tapped into Purim’s power

 

Tales in Transit

Mishpacha Contributors

Where are we traveling? Why are we traveling? Five writers find stories in motion…

 

A New Identity

As told to Rochel Burstyn

As a kid, as soon as my parents settled down for their Shabbos afternoon nap, I’d disappear into the study and read and reread my adoption papers

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Man to Man
Rabbi Moshe Grylak Each mitzvah counts because they all have one Source
PC Where It Hurts
Yonoson Rosenblum The IDF is sacrificing its own strength for secularism
In Its Clutches
Eytan Kobre Technology is biologically addictive. Now what?
Broken Matzos, Whole People
Rabbi Efrem Goldberg The ability to adjust our expectations is freedom
Washington Will Have to Go
Rabbi Emanuel Feldman Statuettes aren’t a Jewish way of honoring others
Time for a Rematch
Jacob L. Freedman “Then you agree that I’m probably Mashiach?”
Ivri Anochi
Riki Goldstein A simple message goes a very long way…
From the Mouth of Babes
Faigy Peritzman I use Lamaze a lot more as my kids get older