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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.

Is Happiness a Luxury?

Is Happiness a Luxury?

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The answer may surprise you.

A Series of Fortuitous Events

A Series of Fortuitous Events

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Seeing God’s Hand during our trip to Switzerland.

Tests: Connection Vs. Estrangement

Tests: Connection Vs. Estrangement

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The most common challenge we have with our spouse.

Do You Eat Kosher?

Do You Eat Kosher?

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The surprisingly most common Jewish practice. Why?

Taking It Out on the Spouse

Taking It Out on the Spouse

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Don’t take your closest relationships for granted.

Tests: Giver Vs. Taker

Tests: Giver Vs. Taker

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One of life’s challenges is learning to get out of ourselves.

Shattered Glass

Shattered Glass

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Since the death of my infant granddaughter, I find it easier to feel the pain in losing the temple.

Completing the Talmud

Completing the Talmud

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Why every Jew should come to the Siyum HaShas on Aug 1st.

Tests: Why God Gives Them

Tests: Why God Gives Them

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Would you send your child to a school that gives no tests?

Of Presidents and God

Of Presidents and God

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Are you comfortable with a President who prays?

When Summer Never Ends

When Summer Never Ends

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Help! I’ve got the “it’s summer again and the kids are already bored” blues.

Jewish Leadership

Jewish Leadership

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Three essential aspects: vision, responsibility, care.

The Truth about Divorce

The Truth about Divorce

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Does every other marriage really end in divorce? Don't believe it.

Breathing Space

Breathing Space

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How to tell your spouse you need some private time, alone.

Everything Happens to Me

Everything Happens to Me

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We need to learn how to get out of ourselves.

The German Ban on Circumcision

The German Ban on Circumcision

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Echoes of Hitler reverberate.

Clarity Before Marriage

Clarity Before Marriage

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Shared goals are the essence of marriage. Don’t take them for granted.

Courage to Live Your Clarity

Courage to Live Your Clarity

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Having the guts to stand up to social pressure.

You Can’t Have it All

You Can’t Have it All

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Our children deserve attentive, involved parents.

Help! My Cell Phone is Missing!

Help! My Cell Phone is Missing!

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My wife suffered a trauma. Why?

Is There a Doctor on Board?

Is There a Doctor on Board?

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When a kippah-clad doctor stepped forward to rescue a passenger.

Minimum Age for Marriage

Minimum Age for Marriage

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At what age should you get married?

Obscenity

Obscenity

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Elevating our mode of speech is not a losing battle.

Conflict Resolution

Conflict Resolution

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Screaming and yelling is not the Jewish way.

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