About the Author


Rabbi Boruch Leff

Rabbi Boruch Leff is a vice-principal at Torah Institute in Baltimore. "Are You Growing?" (Feldheim), his just released book, is a must read if you want to grow spiritually. Click here for info on the book.


Torah with Morrie #10: Finding One True Friend

Everyone needs that one person who understands us and with whom we can communicate openly without any pretenses.

Torah with Morrie #9: Timeless Teachers

Parents give physical life to a child; teachers inject that life with purpose and meaning.

Torah with Morrie #8: Criticism on the Rebound

The faults we accuse others of can most often be found within ourselves.

Torah with Morrie #7: Limiting Self-Pity

Living with joy despite our setbacks and travails.

Torah with Morrie #6: Feeling for Others

Striving to live with an awareness of the pain of others and do what we can to alleviate their burden.

Torah with Morrie #5: Other People's Dramas

You don't need to be famous to be a hero.

Torah With Morrie #4: Live Like You're Dying

Living life urgently, intensely and purposefully.

Torah with Morrie #3: Living Funerals

Why wait for a funeral to give heartfelt praise about those you love?

Torah with Morrie #2: Living with Youthful Passion

Whether you're over the hill or not depends on whether you still feel like climbing.

Torah with Morrie: The Value of Silence

What comfort do we find in all the noise?

Torch Protests

The Jewish people have their own ancient torch ceremony.

Mother's Day, Jewish Style

Go ahead and take her out for dinner, but make sure your display of gratitude isn't just a once-a-year occasion.

Why Do We Smile?

Share yourself and your wisdom with the world. Smile.

Turning 30

As one young man leaves his 20s behind, idealism gives way to practicality. Almost.

Parenting Prophets

Every so often something happens with one of my kids and I begin to understand what parenting is all about. This is one of those moments.

The $700 per Pound Mushroom

If a mushroom can cost $700 a pound, how much are you worth?

Life in the Swing State

Spiritual lessons from the crucial presidential vote in Ohio.

Lessons from the 9/11/ Commission Report

Overcoming our failure of imagination.

Forestalling the Stage of Acceptance

It would be tragic to accept the crisis in Israel as a normal part of reality.

The Murder of Nick Berg

Trying to make sense of the savagery.

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