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Retail Therapy

Retail Therapy

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Why shopping, of all things, is good for your health.

The New Year

The New Year

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Using the day for introspection.

How Much Do You Make?

How Much Do You Make?

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Should you know how much non-profit directors make?

Tebow or Not Tebow

Tebow or Not Tebow

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Why Tim Tebow makes us feel uncomfortable.

Losing the Chanukah Battle

Losing the Chanukah Battle

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Are you prepared to give your life for Judaism?

Small Talk

Small Talk

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Elevating the conversation by being fascinated with other people.

Life on Other Planets

Life on Other Planets

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NASA discovers Kepler B-22. So what?

Different Strokes

Different Strokes

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Don't expect your kids to be the same.

Cell Phone & Kids

Cell Phone & Kids

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At what age should your child own a cell phone?

Will Cosmetic Surgery Help?

Will Cosmetic Surgery Help?

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A facelift is not the solution to the real problem at hand.

Bubbie Boot Camp

Bubbie Boot Camp

You're not doing God any favors.

Anti-Semetic Vodka Ads?

Anti-Semetic Vodka Ads?

Yes, Jews are cheap, and proud of it.

The Duggar Family

The Duggar Family

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She's expecting her 20th child. Why all the vitriol?

You're a Leader

You're a Leader

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It's up to all of us to take responsibility for the Jewish people.

Selling a Baby's Name

Selling a Baby's Name

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For $20,000 would you sell the right to name your baby?

An Open Letter to Teachers

An Open Letter to Teachers

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Before our parent/teacher meeting, allow me to explain where I'm coming from.

Thank You Mrs. Hoffman

Thank You Mrs. Hoffman

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Who are you going to personally thank this year?

Android & Me

Android & Me

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I took the plunge and acquired the latest Android phone. It went downhill from there.

The Tebowing Craze

The Tebowing Craze

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Is it okay to pray anywhere?

Intimacy: What's Sacred?

Intimacy: What's Sacred?

Why pre-marital relations is a bad idea.

The Kim Kardashian Spectacle

The Kim Kardashian Spectacle

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This new low reminds us of the toxicity of Reality TV.

Israel's Humanitarian Aid

Israel's Humanitarian Aid

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Where do you draw the line?

Default Judaism

Default Judaism

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The Jewish middle class is disappearing.

One Lingering Question

One Lingering Question

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Sometimes clarity comes from thinking the unthinkable.

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.