Join The Conversation With Mishpacha's Weekly Newsletter

Gone Fishing

Rhona Lewis

About 71 percent of the Earth’s surface is covered with water and almost all — 96.5 percent! — of that water is ocean or sea. Millions of fish swim in that water. How do we catch them?

 

Sign In

Avigail Sharer

We’re all familiar with the mazel of the month of Adar. That’s right, Dagim / Fish / Pisces. Not surprisingly, Pisces is related to a word meaning fish. Chazal tell us that fish are completely immersed in water, which gives them great pleasure. The sweetness of Torah, which is compared to water, sustains Klal Yisrael and gives us huge satisfaction.

 

In Person: A Fish of My Own

As told to C.B. Gavant

Hi! My name is Binyamin and I’m 12 years old. I live in Rechovot, a city in central Israel, and I love fishing. I don’t know if you’ve ever been to Rechovot, but there’s no lake, river, or sea here. There isn’t a lake, river, or sea in Yerushalayim, either, where I used to live. So you may be wondering how I decided I like fishing.



MM217
 
A Response to "Too Far from Home"
Rabbi Moshe Grylak “Chareidi Israel is not happy to absorb immigrants”
Life after Kollel
Yonoson Rosenblum Remaining a ben Torah requires remaining a bar daas
Angel's Advocate
Eytan Kobre Because this is how’s it’s supposed to be always
Make Your Words Count
Rabbi Shneur Aisenstark This story delivers two sobering lessons for all of us
I Know of What I Speak
Rabbi Ron Yitzchok Eisenman I would allow my mask to fall, my soul to be revealed
Meet the Tzaddik
Jacob L. Freedman “Aren’t there meds that can get him back to yeshivah?”
Two centuries later, the Chasam Sofer’s niggunim are heard again
Riki Goldstein The musical side of the Chasam Sofer dynasty
How Do You Think of These Words?
Riki Goldstein “For me, the words are the neshamah of the song”
The Song I Can't Stop Singing: Shlomo Simcha
Riki Goldstein “Which song are you connecting to this season?”
Megama Had the Magic
Riki Goldstein Remembering Moshe Yess a”h and Shalom Levine a”h
Living Beyond the Moment
Faigy Peritzman Someone steeped in Torah always lives beyond the moment
Uncertainty
Sarah Chana Radcliffe We can only be sure that we can never be sure
Instinctive Knowledge
With Rav Moshe Wolfson, written by Baila Vorhand Jewish babies are born knowing Hashem
The Gardener: Part II
D. Himy, M.S. CCC-SLP and Zivia Reischer “It’s a secret language called body language”