Making Summer Count

Chilling out is fine. But three months hanging out poolside?

James Gandolfini, RIP

A lesson from Sopranos’ mafia kingpin.


A lesson in greatness from George Marston.

Snail Mail

Let’s bring back the art of writing a letter and mailing it.


It’s getting really hard to keep your private life private.

Wake Up the Patient

Should you wait for a sleeping patient to wake up?

Aliyah: It’s Never Too Late

Life is about change and growth, no matter how old you are.

Thumbs Down Redux

And here’s what the Rabbi said…


Protect yourself from crossing that line.

Mirror Mirror Off the Wall

Making character our primary focus does not mean that we should go around unkempt, wearing a burlap sack.

Thumbs Down!

Is it okay to write a negative review online?

Love or Respect

Which one is more important? It depends if you’re a man or a woman.

Abercrombie & Fitch: Not Cool

The company is feeding into our skewed emphasis on body image.

Personal Hygiene in Public

When did it become okay to floss your teeth and clean your ears in public?

Lottery Mania

$600 million: Is it the American dream or the American nightmare?

Don’t Pity the Child

Kids take their cues from parents. What message are you projecting?

Snorkeling & the World to Come

Just because you can’t see it doesn’t mean it’s not there.

Disneyland & Shavuot

What are you doing 3 am this Wednesday?

More Kids, Less Stress?

On being a “good enough” mother.

Shavuot: All Night Long

The power and excitement of learning Torah all night long.

Apologies, Apologies

Why saying “I’m sorry” is so difficult.


Successful relationships require accepting your loved one’s idiosyncrasies, no matter how crazy you find them.

Modesty in the Classroom

In today’s over-sexualized society, some school official are trying to bring some decorum and learning back to the classroom.

Interfaith Marriages

Surprising findings from a new study.

Alzheimer’s and Dignity

Seeing the human being inside the shell.

Jorel’s Bar Mitzvah

It takes more than a viral video to become a man

Video Mayhem at 30,000 Feet

Inappropriate film for kids shown on plane: What would you do?

Nanny State – Literally!

Do you want the government involved in your parenting?

3 Tips on Being a Better Parent

Each of your children is a match made in Heaven.

Jew in a Box

Controversial museum exhibit in Berlin creates quite a stir.

Obama’s Family Time

Even the President of the United States can’t have it all.

The Jewish Doctor

The Jewish people is one big family.

Source of Inspiration

Inspiration is everywhere – particularly when I’m awake enough to notice!

Crossing the Red Sea

Sometimes prayer just isn’t enough….

Stages of Freedom

The Exodus from Egypt was just the beginning.

Why Bitter Herbs

Why do we need to be reminded that slavery is bitter?

Watching the Bible

14 million people tuned in. Can they get turned on?

It’s Against Our Policy

An elderly patient died from bureaucracy without humanity.

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