About the Author


Rabbi Dr. Jerry Lob

Rabbi Dr. Lob is a clinical psychologist in private practice in Chicago, working with adults, adolescents, and families, for many years. He lectures and writes extensively on topics relating to psychology, relationships, parenting, education, and Jewish thought.


A Father’s Promises

A reminder for fathers everywhere.

Finding Calm

And how to pass it on to our children.

Holding Our Children

Creating a loving, secure environment for our children.

The Sub-Titles of our Relationships

Sometimes what's not being said speaks the loudest.

The Matzah/Maror Moment

The Seder sandwich and the key to Jewish joy.

A Husband's Promises

For every husband who could use a little reminding.

Is God a Man or a Woman?

Q. My four-year-old daughter has begun to ask about God. Is God a man or a woman? What is God? What should I tell her?

Where did grandma go when she died?

Q: Where did grandma go when she died?

Why does God Make People Sick?

Q: Why does God make people sick?

Does being Jewish mean I'm different from my friends?

Q: Does being Jewish mean I'm different from my friends?

Why doesn't God answer me?

Q: Why doesn't God answer me?

Talking to Your Kids About Divorce

Q: What does it mean when people get divorced?

How do I talk to my kids about the fact of life?

Q: How do I talk to my kids about the facts of life, from a Jewish perspective?

Talking to Our Children About the Tragedies

Our children are looking to us for calm and compassion, faith and hope.

Gaining Respect

Treating your kids with respect is the best way to teach them to respect you. Think you can pull it off?

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