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Thanksgiving: I’m an American!
Lori Almost Live

Thanksgiving: I’m an American!

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Why I made this fateful decision.

Pictures Don't Smell
Salomon Says

Pictures Don't Smell

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Finding a way to help Sandy’s victims.

Sandy: A Lesson in Empathy
Mom with a View

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?
Lori Almost Live

Who’s Your Rabbi?

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Why everyone needs to choose a rabbi for guidance.

Whispering
Mom with a View

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
Lori Almost Live

Worth Fighting For

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For what goals are you willing to make real sacrifices?

Taking Sandy Personally
Salomon Says

Taking Sandy Personally

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

The Presidential Debates
Salomon Says

The Presidential Debates

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Do our preconceived notions prevent us from really listening?

In-Laws without Rivalry
Mom with a View

In-Laws without Rivalry

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

Choosing Our Leaders
Lori Almost Live

Choosing Our Leaders

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The Jewish system is radically different than the American one.

Post-Holiday Blues
Salomon Says

Post-Holiday Blues

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How to keep growing spiritually after the holiday blitz.

Controlling Our Kids
Mom with a View

Controlling Our Kids

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Back off and avoid the power struggles at all costs.

Define Your Terms
Lori Almost Live

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
Mom with a View

Gotta Laugh

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Life requires a sense of humor.

Discovering the Real You: The Tov Soul
Lori Almost Live

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!
Lori Almost Live

Simchat Torah: Let’s Dance!

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The end is just the beginning.

Simchat Torah: Just Show Up!
Salomon Says

Simchat Torah: Just Show Up!

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Experience the sheer joy of being Jewish and celebrate.

Sukkot: A Hug from God
Lori Almost Live

Sukkot: A Hug from God

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Why Sukkot is my favorite holiday.

Under God’s Wing
Mom with a View

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
Lori Almost Live

Yom Kippur: Do the Work

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Make your plan and put in the effort.

Yom Kippur Exercise
Salomon Says

Yom Kippur Exercise

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It can transform your life.

The Gift of Teshuva
Mom with a View

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
Lori Almost Live

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
Salomon Says

Thinking of Others on Rosh Hashanah

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Our prayers can make a difference.

My Rosh Hashanah Mantra
Mom with a View

My Rosh Hashanah Mantra

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The Almighty has given me everything I need.

The El Al Blunder
Salomon Says

The El Al Blunder

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Should you give that ticket back?

Rosh Hashanah: Going Up
Lori Almost Live

Rosh Hashanah: Going Up

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Are you a better person this year?

Making Rosh Hashanah Meaningful
Salomon Says

Making Rosh Hashanah Meaningful

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

Living Amidst the Chaos
Mom with a View

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
Lori Almost Live

The Real You: Pleasure of Understanding

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The creative thinkers.

Who Are Your Real Friends?
Salomon Says

Who Are Your Real Friends?

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Might it be your own kids?

Too Sensitive
Mom with a View

Too Sensitive

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

Discovering the Real You
Lori Almost Live

Discovering the Real You

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Understanding yourself and others through this Jewish personality typing.

Synagogue Dues
Salomon Says

Synagogue Dues

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

Beneath the Goth Look
Mom with a View

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
Lori Almost Live

Tests: My Will Vs God’s Will

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

Smarty Pants
Salomon Says

Smarty Pants

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Being smart is overrated.

The Busy Trap
Mom with a View

The Busy Trap

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

Tests: Acceptance Vs Rejection
Lori Almost Live

Tests: Acceptance Vs Rejection

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Putting God into the equation.

Is Happiness a Luxury?
Salomon Says

Is Happiness a Luxury?

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The answer may surprise you.

A Series of Fortuitous Events
Mom with a View

A Series of Fortuitous Events

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Seeing God’s Hand during our trip to Switzerland.

Tests: Connection Vs. Estrangement
Lori Almost Live

Tests: Connection Vs. Estrangement

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The most common challenge we have with our spouse.

Do You Eat Kosher?
Salomon Says

Do You Eat Kosher?

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The surprisingly most common Jewish practice. Why?

Taking It Out on the Spouse
Mom with a View

Taking It Out on the Spouse

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Don’t take your closest relationships for granted.

Tests: Giver Vs. Taker
Lori Almost Live

Tests: Giver Vs. Taker

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

Shattered Glass
Mom with a View

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
Salomon Says

Completing the Talmud

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

Tests: Why God Gives Them
Lori Almost Live

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
Salomon Says

Of Presidents and God

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Are you comfortable with a President who prays?