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Taming Your Kids’ Tantrums

Sarah Chana Radcliffe

How to handle your child’s tantrums without losing your cool, plus when emotional outbursts are a sign of a bigger problem

 

Sweet Memories

Mishpacha Contributors

Back when we were the kids, candy was precious — it was love, comfort, adventure, companionship. Writers share their sugar-laced recollections

 

Change of Heart: Chapter 10

Leora Hammer

I didn’t want to do it in fear. I wanted to do it with trust. The ride of my life

 

Tempo: Through the Roof

Bracha Stein

The contractor made it very clear that this was a dumb idea. “You can’t fix a roof in the rain,” he declared

 

Musings: The Masks We Wear

Elana Rothberg

I see it in the drunk boys, the girls with caked-on makeup, both desperate for attention, searching, wondering, yearning for something they themselves are unsure of

 

Map the Starlight: Chapter 37

Leah Gebber

“If their menfolk are lost in the ocean’s waves, then these women will curse you and your luck will fail, and most likely your fortune too”

 

On the House: Chapter 4

Faigy Schonfeld

For a moment, Binyamin thought wistfully of the fair-haired little nephew he hardly knew. Could he ever love him the way he loved Mimi’s kids?

 

Lifetakes: Stumbling

Rivky Singer

My kids have entered the world of shidduchim, and I’m either thinking too much or not thinking enough

 

Special Children Make Special Parents

Esther Ilana Rabi

When a child is born with special needs, his parents have to adjust to a future unlike the one they’d pictured and stretch in ways they never envisioned

 

House(keeping) Call

Yael Wiesner

Is your messy house making you sick? The doctor is in! Learn the source behind your housekeeping ills, along with the prescription to fix them

 

Change of Heart: Chapter 9

Leora Hammer

I am not in control. Nothing I do makes any difference. The thought came, not as a burst of sublime inspiration, but as a reflexive fact

 

Tempo: Seeing Orange

Adina Lover

“We really, really do not care what is wrong with the plan or the setup or the gift or anything, okay? So don’t say a word”

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We Want to Stay Jews
Rabbi Moshe Grylak “It’s your fault my son is marrying a goyah!”
Scandal on Z Street
Yonoson Rosenblum Is the IRS becoming an instrument of partisan warfare?
Saved by the Buzzer
Eytan Kobre It wasn’t adopted frumkeit, it was actualized truth
The Switchblade and the Chazon Ish
Rabbi Meir Wikler The long-term effectiveness of our current actions
Financial Austerity
Rabbi Emanuel Feldman The temptations of bribery are overwhelming
The Best Policy
Jacob L. Freedman “Start by being honest and asking for help”
Cause Then Effect
Faigy Peritzman Not what we say, but why we say it
Parental Burnout
Sarah Chana Radcliffe A burned-out parent can’t take care of anyone
On the Derech
Mrs. Shani Mendlowitz Our own wavering in emunah opens the door to Amalek