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The Blizzard that Wasn’t The Blizzard that Wasn’t

The Blizzard that Wasn’t

Why the botched prediction really bothers me.

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Snow Day Dreaming

Snow Day Dreaming

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Oh how I wished I was living in New York! Yes it’s pathetic.

Deflated Footballs

Deflated Footballs

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Why doesn’t everyone come right out and say they cheated?

Helicopter Parenting

Helicopter Parenting

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Would you let your kids, 10 and 6, walk home alone from a park a mile away?

Prayer 4: Asking God

Prayer 4: Asking God

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Don’t be afraid to ask God for what you need.

My Delayed Flight Nightmare

My Delayed Flight Nightmare

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Three lessons that apply to everyone.

Prayer 3: Giving Praise

Prayer 3: Giving Praise

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Does God need His ego stroked?

Just Smile

Just Smile

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The shocking benefits of a simple smile.

5 Tips for Raising a Healthy Family

5 Tips for Raising a Healthy Family

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A magic recipe if you really practice them.

Prayer 2: Recognizing God

Prayer 2: Recognizing God

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Be aware that life isn’t random; God is running the world.

Caffé Sospeso

Caffé Sospeso

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This is a unique cup of coffee everyone should be having.

What is Jewish Prayer?

What is Jewish Prayer?

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It’s not Simon Says. It’s talking to God from the heart.

Legalizing Marijuana

Legalizing Marijuana

Why I think this is a terrible idea.

Concentrate On the Driving

Concentrate On the Driving

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Billboards? What billboards?

The $72 Million Hoax

The $72 Million Hoax

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Why are we so gullible?

Please R.S.V.P.

Please R.S.V.P.

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The plague of not responding to invitations. It’s more serious than you think.

Polishing Diamonds

Polishing Diamonds

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Bringing out the inner potential within ourselves and our children.

Hanukkah and Hope

Hanukkah and Hope

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Yes, the world is dark but we have the power to light it up.

Liana's Story

Liana's Story

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A terrible accident in Israel transforms a couple's life.

Gossip & Capitulation

Gossip & Capitulation

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Two lessons from the Sony debacle.

Enthusiasm in Judaism

Enthusiasm in Judaism

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How to fight the blahs on Hanukkah.

A Gift Gone Wrong

A Gift Gone Wrong

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How do you explain this disturbing lack of gratitude?

Why Light the First Night of Hanukkah?

Why Light the First Night of Hanukkah?

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God is waiting for us to take that first step before He brings the miracle.

Technology in the Bedroom

Technology in the Bedroom

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Help, my spouse is addicted to his smart phone!

Foodie

Foodie

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When you are living to eat.

Chanukah: Doing the Impossible

Chanukah: Doing the Impossible

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When we invite God in, amazing things can happen.

Kalman Levine: In Memoriam

Kalman Levine: In Memoriam

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Making the pain personal.

Responding to the Har Nof Massacre

Responding to the Har Nof Massacre

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We may not understand the why, but we do need to know what we are going to do about it.

Online Dating: Beware

Online Dating: Beware

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Does it really lead to marriage?

Jews and Jewelry

Jews and Jewelry

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A lesson in how to use the physical world.

Where Was God During the Har Nof Massacre?

Where Was God During the Har Nof Massacre?

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It’s okay to ask this question.

Groggy Morning Emails

Groggy Morning Emails

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How my day got ruined by one annoying message.

Knowing When a Relationship is Over

Knowing When a Relationship is Over

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Despite our hopes that this is "the one," we sometimes need to just move on.

Meeting Rachel Fraenkel

Meeting Rachel Fraenkel

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It’s rare to meet a woman of such dignity and faith.

Celebrating Birthdays

Celebrating Birthdays

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They are a powerful time for reflection.

Making Job Referrals

Making Job Referrals

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How to give people one of the greatest forms of kindness: finding them a job.

My Knee Replacement

My Knee Replacement

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No one told me it was going to be this painful. They should have.

In the Moment

In the Moment

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We are too busy posing and snapping to just savor today.

Insidious Ads

Insidious Ads

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This ad hurts us more than we think.

What is the Opposite of Pain?

What is the Opposite of Pain?

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The answer is not “pleasure.”

Marriage and Mental Illness

Marriage and Mental Illness

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Are they mutually exclusive?

Countering 4 Top Reasons Not to Move to Israel

Countering 4 Top Reasons Not to Move to Israel

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Taking the mitzvah of living in Israel seriously.

Top 3 Reasons Not to Retire

Top 3 Reasons Not to Retire

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If possible, avoid it as long as possible.

Parenting’s Dirty Secret

Parenting’s Dirty Secret

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How to go from hyper-parenting to calm-parenting.

Truth, Justice or Peace

Truth, Justice or Peace

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Which one are you really seeking?

Sears’ Swastika Ring

Sears’ Swastika Ring

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Is an apology enough?

Derek Jeter is a Mensch

Derek Jeter is a Mensch

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And why that is big news.

Sukkot Is Here

Sukkot Is Here

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Just be there and feel God’s presence.

Sukkot: A Time for Celebration

Sukkot: A Time for Celebration

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This year try living in the sukkah and experience God’s loving embrace.

Glory Days

Glory Days

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Don’t live in the past. The best is yet to come!