The Coolness Factor

Studies show that being cool at 13 doesn’t transfer into success at 23.

My One Hour Mini-Vacation

All it took was a change in perspective.

I Didn’t Move for the Shopping

The most important factors to consider when moving, including to Israel.

Answering Kidnapping with Kindness

Our role in the rescue mission.

Dress Code

Being seen as people, not objects.

Israelis Living Abroad

Many are open to taking a fresh look at Judaism.

The Kidnapping in Israel

Focus your efforts on prayer. It makes a difference.

Kids & Priorities

How important is that internship in Kenya?

Make Your Bed

There’s a good reason the army cares about those hospital corners. Judaism does too.

Car as Death Machine

The art of balancing love and fear, and teaching kids how to drive.


The story of Ruth is inspirational. The story of Naomi could have been also.

Shavuot: No Boundaries

People want to know where to draw the line.

Falling Out of Love

We are not passive victims to life’s circumstances.


Many of us are strangers in a strange land, physically and spiritually.

You’re Grounded

This wasn’t one of our best parenting moments.

Is Your Neighbor Anti-Semitic?

ADL’s new survey tells us not to be so naïve.

Selling Ritalin

Kids are selling their Ritalin to classmates who crave the extra focus to do better on their exams.

The Rise of the Non-Affiliated

Why does religious affiliation continue to drop?

Caring about Wrinkles

Comparing myself to those who are taller, richer, healthier and who have smoother skin.

Our Homeland

Don’t be afraid to talk about God, Torah and the Land of Israel.

Botox Nation

Genuine beauty and the art of aging gracefully.

Grocery Shopping as Contact Sport

Where human behavior is on display – at its best and, more frequently, at its worst.

6 Educational Principles from the Passover Seder

Ask questions, tell stories and make learning fun.

What Would You Save?

If you can only take one thing from the fire.

A Passover Shocker

What one 8 year old boy asked his father at the Seder.

Passover’s Freedom

Getting rid of the leaven inside our hearts.

Serving Halal in the Cafeteria

Does this conflict with bringing religion in public schools?

The 4 Stages of Organizations

Forming, storming, norming, and performing – applied to marriage.

Israeli Courage

An encounter with Jews who put their lives on the line for the Jewish people.

Suckered by Sales

Those ads know exactly how to get me.

Purim & The Academy Awards

Matthew McConaughey and finding God in mysterious places.

Malala and Queen Esther

It took a young girl from Pakistan to help me identify the incredible courage women possess today.

Is AIPAC’s Influence in Decline?

If it is, here’s an important Purim silver lining.

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