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Q&A: What Is the Purpose of Prayer?
Q&A: What Is the Purpose of Prayer?

Q&A: What Is the Purpose of Prayer?

God already knows what’s best for me, so why pray?

#11 – Preserving the Peace

#11 – Preserving the Peace

Harvey S. Hecker Character Development Series: Meeting others more than halfway.

Why the Messiah Must be on His Way
Mom with a View

Why the Messiah Must be on His Way

My unforgettable encounter with unadulterated innocence, sincerity and truth.

(Not) Dressed for the Prom

(Not) Dressed for the Prom

What message are we giving our daughters when we pay for revealing dresses that objectify their body?

7-4-0-1Editor's Pick


Tuvia Ariel’s amazing true story about a number from the Holocaust.

Sarah Halimi’s Murder: Masking Jew Hatred in France


French police refusal to call the murder of an Orthodox woman by a Muslim a hate crime is causing an uproar.

J.R.R. Tolkien's Jewish Great-Grandson

Nicholas Tolkien is an observant Jew whose new play about the Holocaust just opened in New York.

INFOGRAPHIC: Will Your Grandchildren Be Jewish?

Are American Jews facing an existential threat?

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The Nazi and the Jew-Doctor


What drove this tortured soul to seek out a Jewish psychologist?

Lessons From My Father

The most important life lessons I learned are ones that my father never actively tried to teach me. He simply lived them.

13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do

The necessary habits for attaining success.

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The Blessing of Failure

If we learn from an experience, there is no such thing as failure.

I Am Not My Disability

Despite being a diabetic paraplegic, I view myself as a healthy person. Why?

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9 Ways to Get Your Partner Back


Headed for divorce? Don’t give up hope yet.

A Granddaughter Without

From beggars and millionaires to Kabbalists and cynics, everyone was captured by my grandfather’s warmth.

Be a Playful Parent

It’s one of the best parenting skills, and your children will love it too.

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How Do I Get a Second Date?


Help! For some reason my first date is always my last.

10 Out-of-the-Box Dating Activities

Tired of sitting in a café? Here are some fun dating ideas for types of couples.

Overcoming Dating Anxiety

7 practical tips to calm yourself down and focus on connecting with your date.

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Jewish Wedding Seating for Dummies


You will recognize the Bride’s Girlfriend Table from the quantity of hi-pitched ‘wooohs’.

Faye Kellerman’s Orthodox Characters Bring Judaism to the Masses

The bestselling mystery author serves up a dose of Jewish life and insight in the midst of her suspenseful who-done-its.

The Kosher Kritic: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2 is all about family.

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The Star of David

The deeper meaning of this iconic Jewish symbol.

The Ultimate Love Letter

Despite the distance, it has forged an unbreakable bond for generations.

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A Lesson in Conflict Resolution


Why didn’t the death of Korach and his followers end the conflict?

Family Ties

What was the real nature of Jacob's prayer concerning Korach?

The Green Monster

Everything I have is a tool to accomplish my unique mission in this world.

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For Women Only


Three mitzvoth, special to women, elevate the home to spiritual heights.

Q&A: Why Judaism’s Attachment to the Land of Israel?

If Judaism is a religion, why does it need a country?

Yizkor: The Memorial Prayer Service

A basic explanation of the what, how and why of this meaningful prayer.

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