About the Author


Rabbi Stephen Baars

If you like what you read, you will love Rabbi Baars' new book, WIN: change your thinking, change your destiny. Available now on Amazon. Rabbi Baars has spoken all over the world, from the United States Senate to the famous Los Angeles Improv. He is a regular speaker at the Fortune Magazine Summits and the author of many books. He is known for imparting important ideas with creativity and humor as you will see on his websites: www.getbliss.com and www.core9.live. His also the creator of the highly popular motivational seminar: Think Like a Winner. Rabbi Baars and his wife, Ruth, are blessed with seven children.


The Case for Kashrut

Picture this scene: It's 1944 and a band of SS have overtaken a small village on a hill in...

The Uncertainty Principle

"Curiouser and curiouser!" Cried Alice..." -- Lewis Carroll, Alice's Adventures in...

The Greatest Venture Capitalist

I used to have a class with a very successful venture capitalist. One time I started our weekly...

How To Have an Argument

"Many pens have been broken and seas of ink consumed to describe things that never...

How to Ruin a Relationship by Trying

Edmund Burke famously said, "All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men...

Bread of Affliction

"This is the bread of affliction that our fathers ate in the land of Egypt." Seder night is the...

Hezbollah’s Yom Kippur Message

The door to holiness is in you. It’s the one marked "mistakes."

Money, Money, Money!

Despite what ABBA may have proclaimed, it's not a rich man's world. Curtis L. Carlson, the...

My Problem

When my son was young we took a trip together. It was before 9/11 and airport security was going...

Job Opening: Leader

You are the best person to raise your children because no one cares about them as much as you do.

Really Needy People

Back in the 1970s there was a hit song, "People who need people." The lyrics went on to...

Satisfied Yet?

Despite our immense sophistication, technology and so-called brain power, most people never...

Living Comfortably

This is the outline of the major story in this week's Parsha: In preparation for entering the...

The Best Things In Life Are Never Free

As they say in Hollywood, "You just can't make this stuff up." There are some things in...

Why Is Peace So Hard?

"May God ... grant to you peace." (6:26) Peace is not achieved because you hate...

The Head of a Family Tree

(This week's parsha is based on an idea by Rabbi Moshe Chaifetz, as explained in "Growth...

Gambling on the Game of Life

If we require someone to attend driving school before he is allowed to drive, and flying school...

God's Cosmic Joke

It would seem that life can go one of four ways: (1) the rich get richer, (2) the rich get poorer,...

Cow Tears

This week's Torah portion says that for an animal to be acceptable as a sacrifice it had to be...

All You Need Is Love

Believe it or not, there is no specific Mitzvah (Commandment) to love your parents, your spouse...

Heaven Meets Earth

This week's parsha declares that it's through keeping the statutes and ordinances of the Torah...

It's Good To Come Home

Exploring the meaning of tzaraat on homes.

Why Do Bad Things Happen To Good People?

As long as man has been trying to figure out how to rub two sticks together to make a BBQ, they...

The Seder To Set You Free

Making the Seder relevant.

Finding Passion

We all need a sense that what we are doing makes a real difference.

The Journey of Life

"Journeys" is the last word of this week's Parsha, which being the last Parsha, makes it...

Don't Worry America

Have you ever been in a store and thought to yourself, "A few simple changes would make this...

Parenting Made Easy

No matter how objectively good and valuable something is, if it is given and not earned it will inevitably be abused.

H-O-N-O-R

In Jewish life, there are two things that wear bells: Daisy the cow and the High Priest (the Cohen...

This Is It

The real way to protect your kids from drugs. I haven't seen Michael Jackson's movie "This...

The Secret Israeli Military Disasters

You've just got to love it when God is on the Jewish people's side. And as such, it doesn't get...

Why Is There a Holocaust Museum?

What drove Yitro to join the Jewish people?

Don't Complain Here

Didn’t the Jewish people have a legitimate gripe about the lack of water in the desert?

There Are Some Things Even God Cannot Do!

Anyone with a basic grasp of Jewish theology understands that God doesn't say please. It's not...

Animal Rights

"And God said to Moses, Speak to Aharon, Take your staff and stretch out your hand over the...

Holy Ground

"And He said (God to Moses), Do not come any closer, remove your shoes from off your feet,...

A Brief History of History

"Friendship is one heart in two bodies."(Ibn Ezra - Torah commentator) The book of...

Oops

The name of this parsha means "end." It refers to the end of the two-year period that Joseph spent...

Wisdom Is A Verb

A wise man learns from the mistakes of others, a fool has to learn from his own mistakes.

Worry Makes The World Go Round

But chances are it’s going to be in the wrong direction.

Maggid - Bread of Affliction

"This is the bread of affliction that our ancestors ate in the land of Egypt."

Whatever Floats Your Boat

"A person is only as great as the ideas that form the fabric of his being." To...

How To Raise Emotionally Healthy Children In A Crack House

Newly Revised There is nothing like a challenge. Mount Everest blindfolded, the 3-minute mile, a...

All Who Are Hungry

"All who are hungry ― come and eat. All who are needy ― come join the Passover celebration."

Next Year, Free!

"Next year in the land of Israel. Next year, free people."

Only The Good Die Young

One of the most insidious messages from Hollywood is that only the "naughty" have fun.

Real Peace

Studies show that the average American teenager has seen hundreds of murders on TV. As bad as...

Pagans Among Us

Newly Revised "No one is more dependent upon others than one who seeks glory." (Rabbi Yisrael...

Baruch Hamakom

"Blessed is The One Who gave the Torah to His people Israel."

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