click here to jump to start of article
Join Our Newsletter

Get latest articles and videos with Jewish inspiration and insights​




About the Author

Mrs. Lori Palatnik

Lori Palatnik is a writer and Jewish educator who has appeared on television and radio. She is the Founding Director of The Jewish Women's Renaissance Project, an international initiative that brings thousands of women to Israel each year from 18 different countries on highly subsidized programs to inspire them with the beauty and wisdom of their heritage (www.jwrp.org). She is a much sought-after international speaker, having lectured in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, U.K., Central America, South America, South Africa and Israel, including featured talks at Yale, Brown and Penn. She lives in the Washington, D.C. area with her husband, Rabbi Yaakov Palatnik, and is the busy mother of five children, ages 25 to 15.

Follow Lori on Twitter: @LoriAlmostLive

Health and Spirituality

Health and Spirituality

by

It’s a mitzvah to take care of your body.


What's Your Uber Rating?

What's Your Uber Rating?

by

How Uber is motivating me to be a kinder person.


Paying for Kosher Food

Paying for Kosher Food

by

When you spend money on a mitzvah, you never lose.


When Is It Time to Leave for Israel?

When Is It Time to Leave for Israel?

by

When they start killing Jews in the streets.


Parents or Kids: Who Needs the Other More?

Parents or Kids: Who Needs the Other More?

by

The answer isn’t as obvious as you think.


Memorial Boards in Cuba

Memorial Boards in Cuba

by

Instead of building memorials, let’s invest in building the future generation of Jews.


Conflicting Emotions

Conflicting Emotions

by

Life is full of moments of happiness and sadness, all at once.


What’s Harder: Marriage or Parenting?

What’s Harder: Marriage or Parenting?

by

Here’s my answer, and I want to hear what you think.


The Jews of Cuba

The Jews of Cuba

by

Spreading Jewish wisdom to 1400 Jews who have been cut off from the world.


Stranded by Friends Getting Married

Stranded by Friends Getting Married

by

I’m happy for my friend, but I’m also jealous.


My Wedding Anniversary

My Wedding Anniversary

by

Who you marry is one of the most important decisions you’ll ever make.


Pray for Others First

Pray for Others First

by

The secret to getting your prayer answered.


We All have Challenges

We All have Challenges

by

It’s how you frame them that makes the difference.


The Top 17 Pieces of Marital Advice

The Top 17 Pieces of Marital Advice

by

Secrets to a happy marriage.


Family Crisis

Family Crisis

by

Some people rise to the challenge; some run away.


The One Thing

The One Thing

by

What is the most important thing on your to-do list? Do that first.


All Boats Rise

All Boats Rise

by

All Jewish organizations are in the same ocean. So let’s help each other succeed.


Dreading Yom Kippur?

Dreading Yom Kippur?

by

It’s not a day you’re supposed to feel guilty.


A Good & Sweet New Year

A Good & Sweet New Year

by

Because sometimes what’s good isn’t so sweet.


Free Ranging Children

Free Ranging Children

by

Should parents let their kids walk to school by themselves?


Donating a Kidney

Donating a Kidney

by

Should you tell your parents?


Three Lessons from Our African Safari

Three Lessons from Our African Safari

by

In the wilds of South Africa, I learned a lot about animals, and life.


Hard-Earned Wisdom

Hard-Earned Wisdom

by

Helping others by sharing insights you gained through your life experiences.


Making the Effort

Making the Effort

by

When it comes to being there for others, don’t hesitate. You won’t regret it


A Day of Mourning

A Day of Mourning

by

What is the meaning of Tisha B’Av?


Parenting as Whack-a-Mole

Parenting as Whack-a-Mole

by

On a scale of 1-10, how hard is the challenge of parenting?


Howard Stern’s Daughter Observes Shabbat

Howard Stern’s Daughter Observes Shabbat

by

And so does Donald Trump’s daughter.


Giving Positive Feedback

Giving Positive Feedback

by

At home and the workplace, focus your attention on what people around you are doing right.


God Bless America

God Bless America

by

One thing I love about America is that as a nation they are not shy to talk about God.


Hiring People with Disabilities

Hiring People with Disabilities

by

A unique café is bringing out the best in people.


My Advice to Fathers

My Advice to Fathers

by

Dad, your kids are craving for your praise.


Jewish Bigotry

Jewish Bigotry

by

The recent protests in Israel by Ethiopians reveal an all-too-common hypocrisy.


Spending Time with One Parent

Spending Time with One Parent

by

When was the last time you spent time with just one parent?


Torah: The Ultimate Self Help Book

Torah: The Ultimate Self Help Book

by

So many tools for growth gleaned from modern psychology are found in the Torah.


How Husbands and Wives Talk to Each Other (Marriage Part 1)

How Husbands and Wives Talk to Each Other...

by

How do you speak to the most important person in your life?


Why Do We Gossip? (Part 4)

Why Do We Gossip? (Part 4)

by

Putting people down to raise ourselves up.


From Pain to Joy

From Pain to Joy

by

Celebrating Yom Ha’Atzmaut in Israel.


When Sharing Derogatory Information (Part 3)

When Sharing Derogatory Information (Part 3)

by

Fulfilling three necessary conditions.


Going to Freedom

Going to Freedom

by

Cleaning out our egos and bad habits in preparation for Passover.


What Is Gossip? (Part 2)

What Is Gossip? (Part 2)

by

Any form of communication that reflects negatively on someone unless there is a positive, constructive purpose.


Gossip: Words are Bullets (Part 1)

Gossip: Words are Bullets (Part 1)

by

Gossip kills.


Israeli Taxi Driver

Israeli Taxi Driver

by

He isn’t just a taxi driver. He is a real person.


Queen Esther’s Courage

Queen Esther’s Courage

by

Getting the strength to live by your clarity.


People of Substance

People of Substance

by

Responding to difficult challenges.


Start it Yourself

Start it Yourself

by

See a need in your city? You can be the one to start an organization and make a real difference.


Too Few Pew Jews

Too Few Pew Jews

by

The data should serve as a wakeup call to all Jews.


Prayer 5: Thanks

Prayer 5: Thanks

by

God doesn’t need our thanks; we do.


Prayer 4: Asking God

Prayer 4: Asking God

by

Don’t be afraid to ask God for what you need.


Prayer 3: Giving Praise

Prayer 3: Giving Praise

by

Does God need His ego stroked?


Prayer 2: Recognizing God

Prayer 2: Recognizing God

by

Be aware that life isn’t random; God is running the world.