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My Day of Silence

My Day of Silence

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What I learned from not talking for one day.

Bringing Our Kids Home

Bringing Our Kids Home

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We can all reach out to our fellow Jews.

Going Against Medical Advice

Going Against Medical Advice

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What to do when you disagree with your doctor.

Friendship & Empathy

Friendship & Empathy

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Rare and precious is the friend who experiences your pain like his or her own.

Wiring Our Kid's Hard Drives

Wiring Our Kid's Hard Drives

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Everything we say to our kids goes in, and one day they're going to access it.

Simchat Torah: A Reason to Dance

Simchat Torah: A Reason to Dance

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Why we're really celebrating.

Till 2013 Do We Part

Till 2013 Do We Part

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Should marriage be declared temporary?

Sukkot: Intense Closeness

Sukkot: Intense Closeness

The holiday reminds me of the special times of marrying off my daughters.

Sukkot: Everyone Counts

Sukkot: Everyone Counts

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Why this is my favorite holiday.

Holidays 'n' Heinz

Holidays 'n' Heinz

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A unique Yom Kippur message.

Nothing's Perfect

Nothing's Perfect

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This Yom Kippur, I regret looking at what doesn't work, and I'm learning to focus on the positive.

Yom Kippur: Raise the Bar

Yom Kippur: Raise the Bar

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Bringing the power of the day into the rest of your life.

Rosh Hashanah: Celebration or Consternation?

Rosh Hashanah: Celebration or Consternation?

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Resolving the contradiction.

Three Ideas for Rosh Hashanah

Three Ideas for Rosh Hashanah

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Bringing down to earth the machzor's central ideas.

Rosh Hashanah: Extending Life

Rosh Hashanah: Extending Life

Getting signed into the Book of Life.

The Only Thing Worse than Sin

The Only Thing Worse than Sin

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Can you guess what it is?

Rosh Hashanah Opportunity

Rosh Hashanah Opportunity

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God wants to grant us another year of life. Are we ready to embrace it?

A Second Look at Judaism

A Second Look at Judaism

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Torah has practical wisdom for every aspect of life.

Three Secrets for Success in School

Three Secrets for Success in School

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Back to school basics for all parents.

My Relentless Taskmaster

My Relentless Taskmaster

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The tyranny of To-Do lists.

Consumption

Consumption

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How many rooms do you really need in your house?

Even The Food Channel

Even The Food Channel

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Humiliation as a form of entertainment.

9/11 & Elul

9/11 & Elul

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Ten years later, is it true that nothing is the same?

Don't Blame, Don't Complain: An Update

Don't Blame, Don't Complain: An Update

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And now you can order your own band!

Maggie Goes on a Diet

Maggie Goes on a Diet

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This book gives young kids a dangerous message.

Surviving a Family Vacation

Surviving a Family Vacation

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Laughter is really the only way.

Purposeful Love

Purposeful Love

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How to rectify senseless hatred.

The Great Bumper-Sticker Debate

The Great Bumper-Sticker Debate

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Is it proper to brag about one's kids in public?

How to Win Friends

How to Win Friends

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A world about me is a very lonely place. A world about others is rich and fulfilling.

Deciding for Tomorrow

Deciding for Tomorrow

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Appreciating the consequences of our decisions.

Gender Identification Test

Gender Identification Test

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Should fetus identification tests be allowed?

Thoughtful Gift

Thoughtful Gift

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Small stuff counts.

Learn Hebrew

Learn Hebrew

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Why it's worth putting in the effort.

Maximize Your Vacation

Maximize Your Vacation

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Inject some purpose into your free time.

Feeling the Pain

Feeling the Pain

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Since the death of my granddaughter I carry a sense of pain wherever I go.

Loving Jews from Afar

Loving Jews from Afar

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Working on loving Jews that are different than you.

Family Vacation

Family Vacation

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It doesn't have to be an oxymoron.

Customer Disservice

Customer Disservice

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A Message for Tisha B’Av

Choosing Your Social Pressure

Choosing Your Social Pressure

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How does your community influence you?

The Lap of Luxury

The Lap of Luxury

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Should we be striving to live the high life?

The Alzheimer's Risk

The Alzheimer's Risk

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Relinquishing our illusion of control.

Watch Your Mouth

Watch Your Mouth

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How you speak not only affects others, it impacts your soul.

God's Most Fascinating Creature

God's Most Fascinating Creature

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Who needs reality TV? Just look around you.

Pivotal Moments

Pivotal Moments

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We all have moments that change everything. What's yours?

Leiby Kletzky's Final Gift

Leiby Kletzky's Final Gift

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United by tragedy.

Girl Talk

Girl Talk

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Is complimenting a girl on her looks so bad?

Conspiracy Theory

Conspiracy Theory

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My shocking encounter with German tourists at the Dead Sea.

Jews Aren't Perfect

Jews Aren't Perfect

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Don't judge Judaism by the Jews.

Summer Is Here

Summer Is Here

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It’s been all of three days and I’m pulling my hair out!

The Great Cottage Cheese Victory

The Great Cottage Cheese Victory

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