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Hanukkah and Hope
Mom with a View

Hanukkah and Hope

Yes, the world is dark but we have the power to light it up.

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Liana's Story

Liana's Story

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A terrible accident in Israel transforms a couple's life.

Gossip & Capitulation

Gossip & Capitulation

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Two lessons from the Sony debacle.

Enthusiasm in Judaism

Enthusiasm in Judaism

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How to fight the blahs on Hanukkah.

A Gift Gone Wrong

A Gift Gone Wrong

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How do you explain this disturbing lack of gratitude?

Why Light the First Night of Hanukkah?

Why Light the First Night of Hanukkah?

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God is waiting for us to take that first step before He brings the miracle.

Technology in the Bedroom

Technology in the Bedroom

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Help, my spouse is addicted to his smart phone!

Foodie

Foodie

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When you are living to eat.

Chanukah: Doing the Impossible

Chanukah: Doing the Impossible

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When we invite God in, amazing things can happen.

Kalman Levine: In Memoriam

Kalman Levine: In Memoriam

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Making the pain personal.

Responding to the Har Nof Massacre

Responding to the Har Nof Massacre

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We may not understand the why, but we do need to know what we are going to do about it.

Online Dating: Beware

Online Dating: Beware

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Does it really lead to marriage?

Jews and Jewelry

Jews and Jewelry

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A lesson in how to use the physical world.

Where Was God During the Har Nof Massacre?

Where Was God During the Har Nof Massacre?

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It’s okay to ask this question.

Groggy Morning Emails

Groggy Morning Emails

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How my day got ruined by one annoying message.

Knowing When a Relationship is Over

Knowing When a Relationship is Over

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Despite our hopes that this is "the one," we sometimes need to just move on.

Meeting Rachel Fraenkel

Meeting Rachel Fraenkel

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It’s rare to meet a woman of such dignity and faith.

Celebrating Birthdays

Celebrating Birthdays

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They are a powerful time for reflection.

Making Job Referrals

Making Job Referrals

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How to give people one of the greatest forms of kindness: finding them a job.

My Knee Replacement

My Knee Replacement

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No one told me it was going to be this painful. They should have.

In the Moment

In the Moment

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We are too busy posing and snapping to just savor today.

Insidious Ads

Insidious Ads

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This ad hurts us more than we think.

What is the Opposite of Pain?

What is the Opposite of Pain?

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The answer is not “pleasure.”

Marriage and Mental Illness

Marriage and Mental Illness

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Are they mutually exclusive?

Countering 4 Top Reasons Not to Move to Israel

Countering 4 Top Reasons Not to Move to Israel

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Taking the mitzvah of living in Israel seriously.

Top 3 Reasons Not to Retire

Top 3 Reasons Not to Retire

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If possible, avoid it as long as possible.

Parenting’s Dirty Secret

Parenting’s Dirty Secret

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How to go from hyper-parenting to calm-parenting.

Truth, Justice or Peace

Truth, Justice or Peace

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Which one are you really seeking?

Sears’ Swastika Ring

Sears’ Swastika Ring

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Is an apology enough?

Derek Jeter is a Mensch

Derek Jeter is a Mensch

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And why that is big news.

Sukkot Is Here

Sukkot Is Here

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Just be there and feel God’s presence.

Sukkot: A Time for Celebration

Sukkot: A Time for Celebration

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This year try living in the sukkah and experience God’s loving embrace.

Glory Days

Glory Days

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Don’t live in the past. The best is yet to come!

Sticking to Your Resolution

Sticking to Your Resolution

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Just because I did it imperfectly today is not a reason to give up the fight.

Tapping into the Power of Yom Kippur

Tapping into the Power of Yom Kippur

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God is waiting for us with open arms. What are we waiting for?

Picking Up the Garbage

Picking Up the Garbage

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A paradigm shift for Yom Kippur.

Making Your Plan for This Rosh Hashanah

Making Your Plan for This Rosh Hashanah

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What new mitzvah will you and your family take on this new year?

What’s Hard for You to Do?

What’s Hard for You to Do?

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A Rosh Hashanah recipe for the soul.

Don’t Dread Rosh Hashanah

Don’t Dread Rosh Hashanah

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Unencumbered by past mistakes, now is the time to start anew.

Watch What You Say

Watch What You Say

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Every single word can make a difference.

This Too Is For the Good

This Too Is For the Good

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We can't see the big picture.

Am I a Grinch?

Am I a Grinch?

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I don’t want to strike up personal conversation with the salesperson.

No Reclining

No Reclining

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Is legroom on a plane a right?

My Daily 10,000 Steps

My Daily 10,000 Steps

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An easy way to change your life: start walking.

Courtesy No Extra Cost

Courtesy No Extra Cost

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My negative encounter with an airline agent.

Jewish Birthdays

Jewish Birthdays

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Enter the rhythm of Jewish life through the Jewish calendar.

Ultimate Waze

Ultimate Waze

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How to know you’re on the best route in life.

Marriage & Mystery

Marriage & Mystery

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Maintaining a sense of mystery in today’s oversharing world.

Ignore No More

Ignore No More

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Forcing your kids to answer your calls. Is it a good idea?

The Art of Saying Thank You

The Art of Saying Thank You

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How to show appreciation.