Get latest articles and videos with Jewish
inspiration and insights
It starts by getting five-finger clarity.
Beware of explanations which project our own preconceptions and agendas.
Don’t wait for your spouse to give you what you need.
Are you up for the challenge?
Must-see sites for every visitor.
Amazing discoveries that clearly show the Jewish connection to Jerusalem.
Taking a picture is not the same thing as experiencing a moment. In fact it’s a way of forgetting.
Bulger wasn't hardwired to be a murderer. No one is.
A new fashion design sketchbook shows less isn’t always more.
I was 13 and completely turned off from Judaism. Now, at 23, I couldn't feel more proud to be Jewish.
One Jew's miraculous story.
What is the most important thing on your to-do list? Do that first.
Two pivotal ideas about Sukkot.
How to cool the flame of teenage anger.
Practical suggestions on how to prepare for Yom Kippur.
The relationship may have failed but you’re not a failure.
And how to leap over them.
Yes, you can build chemistry! Here are 8 ways to go about it.
Done something wrong? We all have. Here's how to fix it. Once and for all.
Using the 12 months of the Hebrew calendar as a map for personal growth.
Torah is the candle and Israel is its wick, causing the light of God to shine forth.
Practical and relevant insights on the weekly parsha.
Advanced-level midrashic and Kabbalistic illuminations on the weekly parsha.
Lessons, stories and discussion questions for parents and kids.
All you need to know. Share it with friends and family!
The roof of the sukkah conveys a timely message on how to feel God's protection in your life.
When neighbors band together, a small miracle happens in Canarsie, NY.
Six points to think about as you sit in your sukkah.
Some fun ideas to do with your family during Sukkot.
Do the Yuchi Indians of Oklahoma celebrate Sukkot?
What is your favorite Jewish food and why?
This Rosh Hashanah, make the connection. A stirring video to share with friends.
You won’t believe what this man says about being an Israeli Jew.
The most fateful moment in my life came when I asked myself, “Who am I?” This is my answer.
September 29, 2013
October 3, 2013 2:43 AM
Merging of Two People
It was interesting to hear someone advocating that marriage is a merger because it seems that today most people are afraid to get married, afraid to lose their individuality, afraid to lose their separate assets, and afraid to commit. People opt to just live together or get pre-nuptial or post-nuptial agreements, almost foreseeing that the harmony will one day come to an end. I am a divorce lawyer so I hear the worst stories. Unfortunately, I have gotten divorced after a 12 years marriage by a man who betrayed my trust and is completely ignorant as to the negative impact it will have for the future. How can I learn to trust someone again and merge myself into one unit when I see on a daily basis in my work and own personal life the dangers of losing control over oneself. I cannot respect or date a man who is divorced and left his own wife and children (sometimes such men come to me to minimize their child support obligations) because that's what happened to me. I rather date a person who is never married but he might not want to deal with my two little children or a widower. How do I meet a decent person in NYC who will be worthy of merging my life with again. Today, with internet everyone knows that someone better will come along on the site the next day. Flora
October 2, 2013 2:58 PM
I have never been disappointed with any of Lori's videos. I have been married for over 50 years and her "merger" advice is still appropriate and useful. She is down to earth and her advice is always invaluable. Sponsor a video . If you are not comfortable sponsoring on line, mail a check like I did.
Display my name?
Your email address is kept private. Our editor needs it in case we have a question about your comment.