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About the Author

Mrs. Lori Palatnik

Lori Palatnik is a writer and Jewish educator who has appeared on television and radio, and is the author of "Friday Night and Beyond: The Shabbat Experience Step-By-Step," "Remember My Soul - What to do in Memory of a Loved One," and co-author of "Gossip: 10 Pathways to Eliminate It From Your Life and Transform Your Soul." 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. Lori is the Founder of The Jewish Women's Renaissance Project, an international initiative that brings over 1,000 women to Israel each year from ten different countries on highly subsidized programs to inspire them with the beauty and wisdom of their heritage. She is the busy mother of five children, ages 24 to 14; and her son, Zev, just finished serving as a sharpshooter in the IDF. Her weekly video blog, "Lori Almost Live" is a popular feature on aish.com, viewed by over 50,000 people each month.

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Don't be naive. Protect what is precious.


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This Shavuot, make the commitment to learn Torah.


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Humor is a powerful tool. Use it wisely.


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Why are we putting so much pressure on our young kids?


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It's not the tattooed number that we need to ensure is carried on.


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Feeling God's Pain

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Taking responsibility for the Jewish people.


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What does it really mean?


Marriage in Crisis

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Don't ignore the warning signs. Get the help you need.


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Discover the person next to you.


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Speak to your body to wake up your soul.


Chance or God?

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It can't be both. Which one is it?


Making Memories

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What memories do you want your children to have of your Passover Seders?


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How Jewish women saved the day.


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You may never have that opportunity again.


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Everything is special on Shabbat.


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Amalek -- how could we ever forget?


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Snowflakes

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You are a unique piece in God's puzzle.


Empowering Others

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I want my children and students to be greater than me.


The Cheater

The Cheater

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Are we expecting too much from our kids at school?


Step Off Your Cliff

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Face your fear and break through the barrier.


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What do you do when you witness poor parenting.


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The last place to cut back is with your charity dollars.


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Conquering frustration in one area of your life.


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Getting in the right frame of mind to make decisions


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Women played an instrumental role in the Chanukah story.


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Getting the runaround? There's always one direct line available.


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The Jewish view of gratitude.


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