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Message from a Bird

Message from a Bird

Was God even listening to me?

Why Rabbi Akiva is My Hero

Why Rabbi Akiva is My Hero

10 life lessons from an accessible giant.

When Things are Going Well When Things are Going Well

When Things are Going Well

How to appreciate the daily gifts you have in your life.

Losing My Daughter to Israel
Dear Emuna

Losing My Daughter to Israel

My only daughter became religious, met a guy and plans on moving to Israel. I am devastated.

Top Five Regrets of the DyingEditor's Pick

Top Five Regrets of the Dying

It's not too late to avoid these common regrets in life.

Forgetting the Holocaust


Eventually, everything is forgotten. Even the worst crime in history.

Chernobyl's Lasting Jewish Legacy

Chernobyl is known as the site of the world's worst nuclear disaster. But the Ukrainian town has a much deeper meaning for Yitz Twersky whose illustrious family history originated there.

The Mysterious, Miraculous Sarajevo Haggadah

The amazing story of the 700 year old Haggadah, the Muslim librarian who saved it from the Nazis, and how his children were miraculously saved by Israel.

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Can God Create a Rock He Can’t Pick Up?


A Jewish approach to the classical philosophical dilemma.

7 Keys to Mastering Your Life’s Mission: #1: Kindness

Using your unique gifts to transform the world around you.

Why We Eat Matzah on Passover

The connection between humility, faith and the holiday of freedom.

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British Museum & Evidence of Israelite Slavery in Egypt


A mud brick with straw, stamped with a royal seal that says “House of Ramses ll,” and other cool artifacts.

The $13 Million Seder

Baseball player Adam LaRoche's stunning lesson about family and its connection to Passover.

Curfew Woes

When will my parents stop treating me like I’m a little kid?

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Desiring what we cannot have.

8 Ways to Be a Better Parent

Because every parent can use a quick reminder.

Questions to Spark Your Seder

6 questions that give us a deeper understanding of Passover.

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Stop Being So Picky!


And other clichés to avoid using with singles.

Did I Scare Him Away?

How to stop worrying about dating and just be yourself.

5 Things to Know when Writing a Love Letter

Reclaiming the art of writing a love letter.

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Don’t you get annoyed when people want to point out that you said something stupid and say, “Hellllooooo?!?!”


Shakespeare’s Jewish connection, and a scene from my Jewish rendition of Hamlet, called “Hemlet.”

Jtube: Quit Wearing Busy Like a Badge of Honor

Is being busy a badge of honor for you? Why?

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I Am Israeli


Why you should celebrate Israel Independence Day.

The Adele/Bieber Passover Mashup

Featuring Charlton Heston as Moses and Yul Brynner as Pharaoh. You have to see it to believe it.

How I Survived a Humvee Explosion in Iraq

Jordan Schwartz’s incredible true story.

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The Power of Shame


Internet and social media as instruments of public shaming illustrates the power and the danger of a culture of shame.

Connecting the Dots

It’s all good in the end. If it’s not good, it’s not the end.

What Do Tumah and Tahara Mean Today? Part II

Finding the meaning embedded in the strange rituals of becoming ritually pure.

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ABC's of the Omer


The significance, customs and mechanics of counting the Omer.

Anti-Semitism and the Holocaust

Unique in its universality, intensity, longevity and irrationality: What is the root of anti-Semitism?

Biblical Archeology: Bringing the Bible to Life

Independent sources confirm many of the major and minor characters of the Bible.

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