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From Buddha to Torah

From Buddha to Torah

The unlikely path to spiritual discovery of a girl from Sri Lanka.

Rebbetzin Jungreis and My Greatness Meter

Rebbetzin Jungreis and My Greatness Meter

As the Jewish world mourns her death, I'll never forget my encounter with this truly great woman.

Ryan Lochte's Non-Apology

Ryan Lochte's Non-Apology

Judaism and the lost art of true repentance.

My Non-Jewish Boyfriend

My Non-Jewish Boyfriend

If I was never going to intermarry, why was I seriously dating a non-Jewish, bona fide heartthrob?

ChangeEditor's Pick


Three keys to catapulting from paralysis to action.

30 Strangers at a Funeral


A group of Jews perform the ultimate kindness for a woman who was going to have no mourners at her funeral.

Sarah Zoabi: Proud Muslim Zionist

One Arab Israeli woman’s fight against radical Islam and the high price she pays for speaking her mind.

Jews in the Wild West

10 surprising facts about Jews in the American Frontier.

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Stuck at the Airport and Loving It


A very effective tool on how to handle stress.

How Judaism Took Me Out Of My Depression

Converting to Judaism had an unexpected side effect: my depression became much less prominent in my life.

African-American, Christian, Witch, Jew

In the shadows of slavery, one girl’s persistent questioning leads her on a relentless search for truth.

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Near Death


Remembering that the small things aren’t so small.

The Olympics’ Jewish Message

What a difference a fraction of a second makes!


Are you a victim of the Abilene Paradox?

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Breaking Negative Cycles in Marriage


Don’t let the past rule your response to the present.

Back to School: 4 Ways to Ease the Transition

How to navigate this tricky time of year.

My Boring Bucket List

If it’s not going to appear on my tombstone, it’s not going to appear on my bucket list.

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5 Destructive Ways to Date


What is your motivation for dating?

10 Questions to Ask Yourself after a Date

Some practical guidance for clarifying your post-date thoughts and feelings.

A Non-Jew Seeks Advice

The Jewish man I broke up with is furious, but I don’t want an interfaith marriage.

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Sweet Memories of Sweet Potato Pie


Why I deserve the Nobel Peace Prize.

Jewish Traffic Signs

Let’s make traffic signs that we Jews can understand!

Jtube: The Lucky Iron Fish

What is the best way to introduce new ideas to people?

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Fill the Void: A Tisha B'Av Message


What is the meaning of the 9th of Av today?

Tisha B'Av: The Root of Destruction

The meaning behind the tears.

All for One

Tisha B'av and the secret of Jewish unity.

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The Spirituality of Listening


Sometimes hearing is believing.

The New Normal

Open your eyes.

Loving Father

Why God is referred to as our father, not our grandfather.

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Kippah: A Blessing On Your Head


It is perhaps the most instantly identifiable mark of a Jew. When and why do we wear a kippah?

The Meaning Of Life

Until you know what you are willing to die for, you have not yet begun to live.

Jewish Genes

There is now new and exciting DNA evidence for common Jewish origin -- not just among Cohanim, the Priestly Class, but among Jews scattered all over the globe.

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