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The Gatekeeper's Daughter: Chapter 17

Esther Teichtal

She is assaulted by the smell of frying onions and faint undertones of bleach. Ah, well. This is Jerusalem, not Teplidskai


More or Less: Chapter 2

Esther Kurtz

Right, that’s why I forget supper — because I don’t usually eat it. We’re married two months already, I have to get into this supper thing


From the Depths

Rivka Streicher

I resisted. I was haunted by the world that was. A world that had burnt, frozen, starved to death, or fled to distant shores


Chanukah Fiction Fest

Mishpacha Contributors

Riveting tales from: Esty Heller / Rachael Lavon / Shaina King / Rivka Streicher


Center Stage: Chapter 35

Gila Arnold

Huvy hadn’t said a word! Everything was always “fine, okay, good.” Even when Rina had noticed the others treating her poorly, Huvy never seemed fazed


The Gatekeeper’s Daughter: Chapter 16

Esther Teichtal

“Okay, I get it.” Baila’s voice is shrill. “Sooo exciting, having this girl from the middle of nowhere move in”


More or Less: Chapter 1

Esther Kurtz

Stuff’s up?! Understatement of the century. They fired Sandra and Peter. Things were bad, sure, but I didn’t think it was that bad



Faigy Peritzman

The ambulance revved up. “We’re trying your husband constantly,” a kind EMT reassured me. “And we’ve got an emergency team waiting at the hospital”


Race to Escape

Mati Swimer

Escape Rooms are the latest craze — a fun and brain-stretching array of clues, puzzles, and physical challenges. Here’s how to create your own


Tempo Real Life: Mis“givings”

As told to Roizy Baum

There is absolutely no right or wrong way to handle this challenge. This is simply a peek into the way we accepted it, and a story about one of the more humorous bumps in a very bumpy road


Windows: The Fire of Youth

Naomi Levinspil

Careful not to squash my son’s love for a mitzvah, I sat him down on the couch with a book of stories from the times of the Gemara


Musings: Silent Witness

Miriam Maggid

“My take,” she revealed, “is that you guys have a very open home. With all kinds of guests. And that it’s hard for kids to grow up like that”

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Weekly Struggle
Shoshana Friedman Cover text: promise big and deliver what we promise
Only Through You
Rabbi Moshe Grylak A response to last week’s letter, “Waiting in Passaic”
Are You Making a Kiddush Hashem?
Yonoson Rosenblum In communal affairs, “one bad apple…” often applies
Chance of a Lifetime
Eytan Kobre I identify with the urge to shout, “No, don’t do it!”
Work / Life Solutions with Bunim Laskin
Moe Mernick "You only get every day once"
Seeking a Truly Meaningful Blessing
Dovid Zaidman We want to get married. Help us want to date
Shivah Meditations
Rabbi Emanuel Feldman Equivalence between two such polar opposites is puzzling
Magnet Moment
Jacob L. Freedman Everyone’s fighting a battle we know nothing about
Secrets and Surprises
Riki Goldstein Top-secret suits Eli Gerstner just fine
Blasts of Warmth
Riki Goldstein Keeping the chuppah music upbeat in low temperatures
Behind the Scenes
Faigy Peritzman The intrinsic value of each mitzvah
Good Vision
Sarah Chana Radcliffe Good or bad, nice or not? What you see is what you get
Day of Peace
Mrs. Elana Moskowitz On Shabbos we celebrate peace within and without