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A proud polio survivor, I was blissfully unaware of the stigma many attach to paralysis and deformity. Until I wanted to start dating.
And their underlying Jewish values.
Palestinian terrorism verdict shatters long-held myths and illusions.
He ran out of his car and apprehended a terrorist. A timely Purim lesson.
Echoes of Queen Esther who broke protocol in the face of an Iranian threat to destroy her people.
An exciting exhibit presents direct evidence of the Jewish community in Babylonia right before and after the destruction of the First Temple.
Over 650 young Muslims have volunteered to guard Oslo Synagogue on Shabbat in support of the Jewish people.
The tale of the treif turkey.
Our brother demands that we end our relationship with his first wife. None of his siblings want to.
It's the time of year to increase your level of joy. Here's how.
Responding to difficult challenges.
I told the King of Pop that he wasn’t the King of the universe.
Making your marriage thrive by constantly choosing to love.
The last bastion of quiet, wifi and cell phone-free space.
Jazz up your Purim meal with these extra fun dishes.
Attaining the self-assurance you need to achieve true intimacy with another person.
Staying true to yourself while dating.
Making ourselves vulnerable with the relationships in our lives.
Summing up the Purim holiday: They tried to kill us, we won, let’s eat.
Kabbala is the Torah's expression of the way the world works. Removed from its source, it's a lot of rubbish. (First in a series.)
One reason why I know there is a God active in our world.
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.
Watch the Purim story come alive.
Sometimes receiving a sign that God is orchestrating events can transform one’s life.
A video series that takes a closer, more grown-up look at the Book of Esther.
Amazing infographic to SHARE with your friends and family about Judaism's most fun holiday.
Mathew Vaughn’s new film has at its core the message that “Manners maketh man”. Or, to put it into Jewish terms, “Manners maketh mensch.” A surprisingly fitting Purim message.
Men whatever you do, never tell your wife that her clothes look, or her food tastes “fine.”
What responsibility do you as a citizen feel that you have to support your government?
Purim and your unique role in life.
A big picture overview capturing the meaning and joy of the holiday.
Building unity through kindness.
February 15, 2014
April 17, 2014 7:47 PM
I would grab my favorite bible that has so many special memories of when God spoke to me in many different ways.
February 21, 2014 2:22 AM
Thank you Lori - I got goosebumps watching this. The message is so real, so powerful, and so sincere. Thank you so much.
February 18, 2014 3:32 PM
Say SORRY Often (Try SORRY button)
Dear Lori, thanks for reminding us. But let me suggest another button idea for saying SORRY. Yes, there actually is such a button, that says "sorry" ten different ways. These buttons are available at some Hallmark stores and online at; theNObutton.com for $12 (ask for SORRY with order)
February 16, 2014 10:55 PM
All year round
Dear Lori,thank for reminding us that 'Teshuva,Tzedakah and Tefillah' apply all year round.In one way or another we are always waiting for a verdict.As Rebbetzin Jungreis writes life is a test.Seeing that that is so every day is a test to see how we come closer in a myriad of ways to our beloved Creator.We always await His verdict.And His verdict is always one of love,compassion and ultimate care.Lori,our dveikut(attachment to Hashem) and our seeing Him in our lives is immeasurably enhanced through tshuva,tzedakah and tefillah on a daily basis
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