Losing Purim in All the Hamantashen

There is a point where we are too busy trying out the Peanut Butter Chocolate Pretzel hamantashen that we forget the purpose of the holiday.

Raccoons and Construction Workers

There is always something or someone over my head.

Give It Your All

Don’t run away from a problem. Be an agent of change instead.

Wanna Be an Astronaut?

Why did NASA receive a record number of astronaut applications?

My Miami Vacation

What is an LA denizen like me vacationing in Florida?

Gameboys and Sustaining Dignity

A group of North American kids help poor kids in Israel.

Why Do Jews Leave Judaism?

Jews need to make informed choices about their Judaism. Don’t be afraid to learn.


We all have a desire to exert some control over our chaotic lives.

3 Ways to Stop Self-Pity

After all, pity is really just counterfeit love.

Alone on Valentine’s Day

Judaism’s heightened sensitivity to others.

The Comparison Trap

Jealousy is when we count someone else’s blessings instead of our own.

My Husband & the Laundromat

An epic true story of one family and a dryer.

Health and Spirituality

It’s a mitzvah to take care of your body.

4 Best Ways to Help Lonely People

Loneliness is a very serious issue. Here's what you can do to help.

Facebook Jealousy

A group of friends went on vacation without me and their numerous Facebook photos are getting to me.

Paying for Kosher Food

When you spend money on a mitzvah, you never lose.

The Great Blizzard of 2016

New York is getting whacked! Who expected this?

After the Car Accident

Instead of accusations and anger, my friend performed an astounding act of selflessness and strength.

Breaking Up is Hard to Do

Now you can actually hire a service and get someone else do it for you.

Official Toilet Paper Roll Changer

Why am I the only person in our home who does this?

Republishing Mein Kampf

After 70 years, does it belong back on the shelves?

Memorial Boards in Cuba

Instead of building memorials, let’s invest in building the future generation of Jews.

Why the U.S. Ranks Only #15th Happiest Country

It all has to do with the Golden Triangle of Happiness.

The Widows in Our Midst

We are admonished to be extra sensitive to and solicitous of widows. But are we?

Conflicting Emotions

Life is full of moments of happiness and sadness, all at once.

What’s Harder: Marriage or Parenting?

Here’s my answer, and I want to hear what you think.

Released from Jury Duty

Joy comes in all types of packages.

Happiness Amidst Tragedy

It’s been a difficult week. How do we deal with it?

Why are White Middle-Aged Men Dying More?

A shocking new study reveals why there’s an increase in mortality rates for the first time in 100 years.

Bumper Sticker Boasting

We need to teach our kids that self-worth is internally generated.

The Jews of Cuba

Spreading Jewish wisdom to 1400 Jews who have been cut off from the world.

Tiger Woods is Turning 40

Don’t sound the death knell just yet.

Stranded by Friends Getting Married

I’m happy for my friend, but I’m also jealous.

Disney Princes and Jewish Women

Women's critical role in the story of Hanukkah.

Saying No

A test for real friendship.

Black Friday

The focus on sales and consumption is eroding the meaning of Thanksgiving.

Being In Israel at this Difficult Time

Remembering Ezra Schwartz.

Don’t Worry about the Turkey!

Let’s stop putting pressure on ourselves in areas that don’t really matter.

My Wedding Anniversary

Who you marry is one of the most important decisions you’ll ever make.

You Feel Me

A moment of connection on a crowded New York street.

The End of Carpool

22 years of memories.

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