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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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When one spouse is more committed Jewishly than the other.


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Don't Go After Your Eyes And Your Heart


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A wise person learns from other people's mistakes.


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Don't become religious for someone else.


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Honoring parents is one of the hardest commandments in the Torah. Must you do everything they say? What if you disagree with them?


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You don't have to be personally affected in order to fight for a cause.


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Real love grows after marriage.


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And He'll make time for you.


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Don't take a holiday from God.


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How Aish HaTorah got its name.


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What can we do to strengthen the Jewish people.


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Creating Memories

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How you react shapes your kids memories forever.


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You never know where and when Elijah the Prophet will show up.


Passover Priorities

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Passover is not spring cleaning.


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Marriage isn't a 50-50 proposition.


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Lowering the morality bar.


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Where does the word "Jewish" come from?


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Should I become an American?


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