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6 Facts about Smiling

6 Facts about Smiling

Modern science is discovering what Jewish wisdom already knew: smiling is crucial to our well-being.

Connecting in Death Valley
Mom with a View

Connecting in Death Valley

What we share as individuals and as a nation is so much more than what we don’t.

PODCAST: Are My Pre-Wedding Jitters the Sign of a Doomed Marriage?

PODCAST: Are My Pre-Wedding Jitters the Sign of a Doomed Marriage?

Rosie Einhorn and Sherry Zimmerman clarify normal nervousness vs. disaster.

The Jews of Djerba: 9 Facts about This Ancient Jewish Community

The Jews of Djerba: 9 Facts about This Ancient Jewish Community

One of the oldest Jewish communities in the world exists in a Muslim-dominated region.

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Praying with My Feet

Last year at this time I was preparing to freeze my eggs. This year, I’m planning my wedding.

World Peace Will Begin in the NICU


In this very vulnerable place, I began to recognize the humanity of our Arab enemy.

Believing the Lies of Hamas

In Orwellian fashion, truth is being turned on its head.

5 Reasons to Reject BDS

5 key reasons why every decent person should reject the BDS movement against Israel.

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Jewish Heroes and Shavuot


The power of Torah is the influence of the giants of our past to shape the dreams and the aspirations of our future.

From Skinhead to Jew

The incredible, true story of Frank Meeink, former white supremacist who embarked on a path to fight hate and embrace his Jewish heritage.

Of Angels, Cheeseburgers & Cheesecake

An in-depth, philosophical look into the custom of eating dairy on Shavuot.

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Excusing FDR’s Indifference to Jews in the Holocaust


The Holocaust Museum’s exhibit makes excuses for ignoring genocide.

The Sanctity of Life: A Jewish Perspective

The Californian judge was right to overturn the law legalizing physician-assisted suicide.

What Is Love? A Jewish Take

Why Judaism doesn’t believe in love at first sight.

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King Tut & the Revolution of Torah


I didn’t expect to walk away from a King Tut exhibit with a new way to make Shavuot meaningful.

These Biblical Women Are the Ultimate Mother and Daughter-in-Law

It’s not enough for Jews to consider themselves the “Chosen people;” we also need to be the choosing people.

Want Your Kids to Remain Jewish? Better Start Early

The growing field of attachment theory suggests that our religious affiliations later in life are determined chiefly in our first years.

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I Like You Because: 30 Sentence Starters for Dating


A practical tool to help you get clarity about your thoughts and feelings, and take your relationship to the next level.

8 Steps to Take Your Relationship from Good to Great

Practical ways to build your relationship.

Podcast: Dating with Confidence

Columnist Aleeza Ben Shalom on how to defeat your inner critic and date with more confidence.

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Survival Skills


The skills every Jewish parent should teach their children to survive in the Jewish world.

Climbing the Walls

Comedian Andy Cowan who wrote for Cheers and Seinfeld talks about how he got started.

Jtube: Cobra Kai

Why is it so hard to change?

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Israel: Defying the Odds


A small place making a big difference.

Jerusalem United

Celebrating the re-unification of Israel's eternal capital.

A Letter to the World from Jerusalem, 1969

Eliezer Whartman has a few things he needs to get off his chest.

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Lifting Heads


We are as important as we make other people feel.

Personal Peace

How to attain inner harmony.


It's the thought that counts.

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Jerusalem: Facts and Figures

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Everything you need to know about Israel’s capital.

Judaism and Cosmetic Surgery

A comprehensive overview on plastic surgery in Jewish law.

Cairo Geniza’s Remarkable Story of Wuhshah the Broker

Three medieval documents chronicle the life of a wealthy Jewish woman in Egypt at the turn of the 12th century.

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