Our Daily Bread

Thank God I am not a Hollywood screenwriter.

Israeli Taxi Driver

He isn’t just a taxi driver. He is a real person.

Mordechai’s Secret Weapon!

How did he get the Jewish people to listen and help save the day?

Queen Esther’s Courage

Getting the strength to live by your clarity.

Purim is Not the Mardi Gras

The drinking isn’t for the body; use it for the soul.

On Airplanes and Being

The last bastion of quiet, wifi and cell phone-free space.

Facebook and Modesty

The challenge of maintaining privacy and dignity in the Facebook era.

Start it Yourself

See a need in your city? You can be the one to start an organization and make a real difference.

Too Few Pew Jews

The data should serve as a wakeup call to all Jews.

Dumping Garbage

Why are people throwing their garbage every single day into our lawn’s bushes?

The Blizzard that Wasn’t

Why the botched prediction really bothers me.

Snow Day Dreaming

Oh how I wished I was living in New York! Yes it’s pathetic.

Prayer 5: Thanks

God doesn’t need our thanks; we do.

Helicopter Parenting

Would you let your kids, 10 and 6, walk home alone from a park a mile away?

Deflated Footballs

Why doesn’t everyone come right out and say they cheated?

Prayer 4: Asking God

Don’t be afraid to ask God for what you need.

My Delayed Flight Nightmare

Three lessons that apply to everyone.

Just Smile

The shocking benefits of a simple smile.

Prayer 2: Recognizing God

Be aware that life isn’t random; God is running the world.

Caffé Sospeso

This is a unique cup of coffee everyone should be having.

What is Jewish Prayer?

It’s not Simon Says. It’s talking to God from the heart.

Legalizing Marijuana

Why I think this is a terrible idea.

Please R.S.V.P.

The plague of not responding to invitations. It’s more serious than you think.

Polishing Diamonds

Bringing out the inner potential within ourselves and our children.

Hanukkah and Hope

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

Liana's Story

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

A Gift Gone Wrong

How do you explain this disturbing lack of gratitude?

Why Light the First Night of Hanukkah?

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

Technology in the Bedroom

Help, my spouse is addicted to his smart phone!

Responding to the Har Nof Massacre

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


When you are living to eat.

Jews and Jewelry

A lesson in how to use the physical world.

Groggy Morning Emails

How my day got ruined by one annoying message.

Knowing When a Relationship is Over

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

Meeting Rachel Fraenkel

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

Celebrating Birthdays

They are a powerful time for reflection.

My Knee Replacement

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

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