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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.

War on Junk Food

War on Junk Food

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Are Disney and Mayor Bloomberg out of line?

The Ootchy-Kootchy Rule

The Ootchy-Kootchy Rule

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Why couples who show the most public affection are more likely to divorce.

Dear Dad

Dear Dad

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We were so excited when our father came home.

Olympic Moment of Silence

Olympic Moment of Silence

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Is one minute too much to ask?

Raising Teenage Daughters

Raising Teenage Daughters

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Yes, it can be a tough ride. Here are a few effective tools to hold onto your sanity.

Completing the Talmud

Completing the Talmud

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A major celebration is in the works. And it’s not too late for you to participate.

The Lockerbie Bomber

The Lockerbie Bomber

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Prison compassion – justice or folly?

Life without Whining

Life without Whining

Therapists are refusing to put up with the kvetching. We should do the same.

Lost in Translation

Lost in Translation

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No hablo Español!

The #1 Reason for Marriage Problems

The #1 Reason for Marriage Problems

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One rabbi’s opinion.

Shavuot: Maintaining the Inspiration

Shavuot: Maintaining the Inspiration

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Holding on to the clarity after Sinai.

Parents Know Best

Parents Know Best

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Protect us from those well-meaning friends, teachers and therapists who think they know our children better than we do.

The Gift of Responsibility

The Gift of Responsibility

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Teaching our children how to really grow up.

Stop, Question & Frisk

Stop, Question & Frisk

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Effective or offensive?

My Ideal Mother’s Day

My Ideal Mother’s Day

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Now that my kids are grown, I have a greater appreciation of the day.

Is the Bible Relevant Today?

Is the Bible Relevant Today?

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The surprising survey numbers are in.

Facebook and Dignity

Facebook and Dignity

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They shouldn’t be an oxymoron.