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Hanukkah’s Message of Hope

Hanukkah’s Message of Hope

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After hurricanes and financial stress, Hanukkah comes to dispel the darkness.

1-800-God, 1: Use God’s Name

1-800-God, 1: Use God’s Name

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Recognize there is a God and talk to Him.

Mrs. Petraeus

Mrs. Petraeus

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What has happened to the power of sisterhood?

Playing God

Playing God

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How far would you go in using medical technology to enhance your life?

Hanukkah: A Time to Fight

Hanukkah: A Time to Fight

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Jewish history teaches that there are times we need to stand up and fight.

World Opinion & Israel

World Opinion & Israel

How much does it really matter?

Manicures for Israel

Manicures for Israel

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It’s not as silly as you think.

Take Off the Training Wheels

Take Off the Training Wheels

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Gaining Jewish literacy requires pushing beyond your comfort zone.

The Petraeus Profile

The Petraeus Profile

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How we can understand why this happened.

Judging Petraeus

Judging Petraeus

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Don’t sit in self-righteous condemnation. We could all make the same mistake.

Thanksgiving: I’m an American!

Thanksgiving: I’m an American!

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Why I made this fateful decision.

Pictures Don't Smell

Pictures Don't Smell

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Finding a way to help Sandy’s victims.

Sandy: A Lesson in Empathy

Sandy: A Lesson in Empathy

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Visiting the east coast, I was jolted out of my complacency and lack of sensitivity.

Who’s Your Rabbi?

Who’s Your Rabbi?

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Why everyone needs to choose a rabbi for guidance.

Whispering

Whispering

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I’m in favor of a zero tolerance policy for whispering at the table. Here’s why.

Worth Fighting For

Worth Fighting For

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For what goals are you willing to make real sacrifices?

Taking Sandy Personally

Taking Sandy Personally

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The true answer to, “What does it all mean?”

The Presidential Debates

The Presidential Debates

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Do our preconceived notions prevent us from really listening?

In-Laws without Rivalry

In-Laws without Rivalry

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It's not only siblings who need to be on the lookout.

Choosing Our Leaders

Choosing Our Leaders

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The Jewish system is radically different than the American one.

Post-Holiday Blues

Post-Holiday Blues

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How to keep growing spiritually after the holiday blitz.

Controlling Our Kids

Controlling Our Kids

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Back off and avoid the power struggles at all costs.

Define Your Terms

Define Your Terms

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Stop arguing and strive to reach a mutual understanding.

Malala Vs. The Taliban

Malala Vs. The Taliban

A 14 year old school girl threatens the Taliban. Lessons from Malala Yousafzai’s incredible courage.

Gotta Laugh

Gotta Laugh

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Life requires a sense of humor.

Discovering the Real You: The Tov Soul

Discovering the Real You: The Tov Soul

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Fighters for justice, driven to do the right thing.

Simchat Torah: Let’s Dance!

Simchat Torah: Let’s Dance!

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The end is just the beginning.

Simchat Torah: Just Show Up!

Simchat Torah: Just Show Up!

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Experience the sheer joy of being Jewish and celebrate.

Sukkot: A Hug from God

Sukkot: A Hug from God

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Why Sukkot is my favorite holiday.

Under God’s Wing

Under God’s Wing

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Sukkot teaches us how to find God in a world where He is hidden.

Yom Kippur: Do the Work

Yom Kippur: Do the Work

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Make your plan and put in the effort.

Yom Kippur Exercise

Yom Kippur Exercise

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It can transform your life.

The Gift of Teshuva

The Gift of Teshuva

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Now is our opportunity to wipe the slate clean. Let’s make the most of it.

Discovering the Real You: Life of the Party

Discovering the Real You: Life of the Party

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Welcome to the world of the “Bracha” soul and body.

Thinking of Others on Rosh Hashanah

Thinking of Others on Rosh Hashanah

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Our prayers can make a difference.

My Rosh Hashanah Mantra

My Rosh Hashanah Mantra

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The Almighty has given me everything I need.

The El Al Blunder

The El Al Blunder

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Should you give that ticket back?

Rosh Hashanah: Going Up

Rosh Hashanah: Going Up

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Are you a better person this year?

Making Rosh Hashanah Meaningful

Making Rosh Hashanah Meaningful

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It’s time to get out of your comfort zone.

Living Amidst the Chaos

Living Amidst the Chaos

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Some people thrive amidst chaos. I am not one of them.

The Real You: Pleasure of Understanding

The Real You: Pleasure of Understanding

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The creative thinkers.

Who Are Your Real Friends?

Who Are Your Real Friends?

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Might it be your own kids?

Too Sensitive

Too Sensitive

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Genuine empathy makes us better people in every respect. So why chide it?

Discovering the Real You

Discovering the Real You

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Understanding yourself and others through this Jewish personality typing.

Synagogue Dues

Synagogue Dues

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Can’t live with them. Can’t survive without them.

Beneath the Goth Look

Beneath the Goth Look

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There’s a real person inside whose book is deeper and much more substantial than his cover.

Tests: My Will Vs God’s Will

Tests: My Will Vs God’s Will

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What I want to do versus what I feel like doing.

Smarty Pants

Smarty Pants

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Being smart is overrated.

The Busy Trap

The Busy Trap

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Who has time to deal with life’s real issues?

Tests: Acceptance Vs Rejection

Tests: Acceptance Vs Rejection

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Putting God into the equation.

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