Join The Conversation With Mishpacha's Weekly Newsletter

Cut and Dried

By C.B. Gavant

Raise your hand if you’ve ever eaten a dried fruit! Healthy, sweet, and low-prep, dried fruits are favorite snacks in many homes. How do they go from tree or vine to the attractive packages on your supermarket shelves? Let’s find out.

 

The Best Recipe in the World

Rachel Stein

Shimmy, Brachie, Tzvi, and Malkie Fisher were walking home from shul together on a leisurely Shabbos morning, enjoying the winter weather. “I love the winter in Eretz Yisrael,” 11-year-old Malkie said, “it’s nothing like what we used to have in New Jersey. Here it’s cool in the mornings and at night, but in the daytime, you can take off your jacket.” “Yeah,” seven-year-old Shimmy agreed. “But building snowmen was fun.” “What’s a snowman?” four-year-old Brachie wanted to know.

 

Jr. Lab: Friction

Idele

Have you been out in the snow yet this winter? You may have noticed cars stuck in the snow, trying to move forward, but all that’s happening is that the tires spin and spin and can’t get the car to move. What’s going on, and why?



 
What Are We Supposed to Do?
Rabbi Moshe Grylak A tried-and-true remedy — and it shook the heavens
Badgered into Submission
Yonoson Rosenblum Avatars of political correctness in search of dissenters
Drinking Doubt Away
Eytan Kobre Meaning is indispensable for generating happiness
Checks and Balances III
Mishpacha Readers The conversation continues...
Memorable Melodies of Modzhitz
Rabbi Mordechai Besser The struggling survivors became kings in shul on Shabbos
A Whole Song and Dance
Rabbi Ron Yitzchak Eisenman One of those small acts that are giant leaps of chesed
Diamonds
Jacob L. Freedman MD "Each Jewish woman is a bas Melech, Dr. Freedman!"
Streamlined Service
Riki Goldstein "JewishMusic Stream is still about classic kosher music”
Perfect Harmony
Riki Goldstein "The arrangements literally changed the entire song"
Hang On to the Glow
Riki Goldstein Back to the warm camp Shabbos memories
Marking Miracles
Faigy Peritzman The miracles are there, but our eyes are blind to them
Going Against the Current
Sarah Chana Radcliffe Wise to deny our kids something all their friends have?
Clothed in Splendor
Mrs. Elana Moskowitz When dressing up is spiritual, not superficial
The Spokesman: Part IV
D. Himy, M.S. CCC-SLP and Zivia Reischer Every sentence tells a story; make yours well told