Join The Conversation With Mishpacha's Weekly Newsletter

Care to Join: Chapter 9

Leah Greene

“Every year the rav of the hospital sends out a message to all the doctors and nurses to tell us that those of us who are working don’t need to fast. I might be secular, but I would never eat on Yom Kippur”


Center Stage: Chapter 32

Gila Arnold

It wasn’t that Rina begrudged helping — this was her husband’s mother, after all — but she did resent the attitude. Never a word of thanks


The Gatekeeper’s Daughter: Chapter 13

Esther Teichtal

All Yisrael… A tentative voice springs from the corner of her mind. That would mean the scholar and the shochet. The butcher and candlemaker


Lifetakes: Strength in Names

Chana Goodman

We contemplate and ask sh’eilos and discuss and discuss some more; the bris is only a day away and we haven’t yet decided on a name



As told to Elisheva Appel by Rivki Silver

I was determined to take my musical skills to the next level


Tempo Story: Finding Thanks

Toba Stern

Hashem, how can You do this to me? I thought. I’m Your daughter, You’re my father! Is this the way to treat a daughter? I don’t deserve this!


Windows: A Little Girl and a Large Cup of Cocoa

Julie Ackerman

My husband is the cool parent and I am jealous


Musings: The Little Waitress

Naomi Lobl

I realized there was a drama being played out that had nothing to do with the music or the dancing or even the wedding


Care to Join: Chapter 7

Leah Greene

I checked the time. By now, my husband should have taken off. I dialed his number anyway. Of course, his phone was off


Center Stage: Chapter 31

Gila Arnold

“Why didn’t I ever realize what a nerd you are?” Gabriella lifted herself up into a sitting position and rolled her eyes affectionately at her sister


The Gatekeeper's Daughter: Chapter 13

Esther Teichtal

“Yay, Daina! You haven’t been here in, like, foreverrrr!” Daina smiles and edges her way past the intimidating woman at the door


Lifetakes: Trays of Love

Raizy Friedman

When she stayed with us, the sounds of her schmoozing with my mother was our early morning wakeup call, and the conversations continued way past bedtime

2  |  3  |  4  

When the Fog Lifts
Rabbi Moshe Grylak In retrospect, we will understand everything
Coming Full Circle
Yonoson Rosenblum A final goodbye to my special father-in-law
Right Turns Left
Eytan Kobre Conservatives can no longer speak their minds
Searching for Olam Haba at Disney World
Rabbi Elchonon Zohn A distorted and perverted view of life and the afterlife
5 Out of 10
Rabbi Dovid Bashevkin Top 5 Shabbos Dips
10 Questions for Eli Samuel
Rachel Bachrach “SafeTelecom really is the refuah before the makkah”
Work/Life Solutions with Fran Jakubowicz
Moe Mernick “I turn to daas Torah whenever I encounter a gray area”
A Debt of Gratitude
Rabbi Ron Yitzchok Eisenman If Ina Perlmuter believed in me, others would follow
Gemara Detective
Jacob L. Freedman “Tell me a bit about the bochur behind the medication”
Tidal Waves
Riki Goldstein “Holding Back the Tide” is comforting on so many levels
Ari's Picture of Redemption
Riki Goldstein Ari Fuld’s incredible photo gives a visual to this song
Not Just for Kids Who Love Music
Riki Goldstein “Every Yiddishe kid is essentially a part of Yingerlach”
Dream Duet
Riki Goldstein “He’s been my singing idol since I was a little kid”
Nix the Nickname
Faigy Peritzman A name is so much more than a name
Do Your Homework
Sarah Chana Radcliffe What are you teaching your kids during homework time?
Day of Confinement
Mrs. Elana Moskowitz If Asarah B’Teves isn’t a day of destruction, why fast?