Join The Conversation With Mishpacha's Weekly Newsletter

That Stuff Called Nosh

Shira Yehudit Djlilmand

Whether you call it snacks or nosh (or breaking your diet), it’s a comfort food for many. Let’s take a closer look at that mountain of stuff that comes through our door on Purim.

 

Mishloach Manos in Montreal

C.B. Gavant

Have you started packing your mishloach manos yet? With two weeks left till Purim, most likely your mishloach manos are still in the planning stages. But in Montreal, Canada, a group of dedicated people start packing mishloach manos before Chanukah each year! These devoted volunteers are focused not just on fulfilling the mitzvah of distributing packages of food on Purim, but also on raising money for a tzedakah organization in Eretz Yisrael called Yad Eliezer. Read on to find out how it all came about.

 

Spotlight: I Gave the Gift of a Lifetime

Sara Miriam Gross

Books, games and nosh are the kinds of things we usually share with our brothers and sisters. Nine-year-old Gitty Cohen* from Brooklyn gave her brother bone marrow — a priceless, healing gift from inside her bones.



MM217
 
Think It Through
Rabbi Moshe Grylak The import of the name Anshei Knesses Hagedolah
Face the Facts: Don’t Suppress Them
Yonoson Rosenblum The left behaves more and more like a cult
You Never Looked So Good
Eytan Kobre Growing hunger for the fleeting high of the superficial
Top 5 Shiur Title Techniques
Rabbi Dovid Bashevkin The answer to “what’s it about?” can fill or empty rooms
Power of Suggestion
Rachel Bachrach Mikey Benzaken is a stage hypnotist based in Jerusalem
Make It Happen
Jacob L. Freedman “If I’m a bum then let me be a bum”
Hard Knocks
Rabbi Ron Yitzchok Eisenman The Langer boys never forgot that apology
The Classic That Almost Didn’t Make the Cut
Riki Goldstein “It took only ten minutes to write, so we weren’t sure”
Hevel Pihem Keeps the World Going
Riki Goldstein The purity of their eyes and their innocent chatter
Yussi Sonnenblick never imagined they’d be singing “Eilecha” half a century later
Riki Goldstein “It’s nice to hear people still singing those songs”
The Rebbe’s Smile and the Rav’s Slap
Riki Goldstein “That was probably my most memorable performance”
Life in the Other Lane
Faigy Peritzman We should honor every Jew as if he were a talmid chacham
Needy
Sarah Chana Radcliffe The needier a person, the more they push people away
Touch of Light
Rebbetzin Debbie Greenblatt “A person cannot live without any kavod”
Stay-at-Home Therapist: Part I
D. Himy, M.S. CCC-SLP and Zivia Reischer She turns to me. “You know the type, smart and silent?”