Harry Potter and Jewish Values

News of a Jewish wizard at Hogwarts reminded me of 5 Jewish values reflected in the series of books.

Sony's Surrender to Terror

The greatest enemy of civilization is appeasement to evil.

Sony's Capitulation

Is America letting the terrorists win?

Anorexia and My Need for Perfection

I had to be the skinniest, the prettiest, and the smartest. Otherwise, I was nothing.

Rolling Stone’s Train Wreck

Has the time come to give up on the ideal of objective, unbiased journalism?

Technology in the Bedroom

Help, my spouse is addicted to his smart phone!

In Search of a Kidney Donor

Time is growing short for Jeffery Borenstein.

Infertility Etiquette

Becoming more sensitive and more aware of the pain couples struggling with infertility are going through.

My Father Makes Fun of Me

My dad always makes fun of me and then says he was just joking.

Dear Emuna: Introducing Shabbat to Our Teens

I want our family to start having Shabbat dinners, but I’m concerned my teenaged kids will be resentful.

To Be Free, Let Go of Hate

Straight talk in Britain's House of Lords.

Knowing When a Relationship is Over

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

Free Spirit Vs. Authority

My smart daughter got a free pass in school. How do I teach her to listen to authority as she enters the real world?

How to Get Your Teen to Stop Drinking

If you want to influence their decisions, make sure they feel your love, caring, and respect.

My Knee Replacement

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

John Galliano, Hear My Voice

A message to the designer who was fired for his anti-Semitic rant and just lost his case for unfair dismissal.

Aspergery

The derogatory term, used by an unnamed official in the White House, has no place in civil discourse.

Differences: Source of Conflict or Appreciation?

Managing personality clashes in parenting, marriage and friends.

Favor for a Dying Woman

Diagnosed with a rare form of cancer, Tricia Somers asks her nurse for a huge favor. An incredible true story.

Drink Up

When I go to parties, my friends all pressure me to drink.

Top 3 Reasons Not to Retire

If possible, avoid it as long as possible.

Renée Zellweger’s Unpopular New Face

Old is not ugly. Looking like a mask of your former self is ugly.

Quarantining Ebola

A contemporary lesson from the Torah’s application of quarantine.

Europe’s Alarming New Anti-Semitism

Attacks and hateful rhetoric against Jews are on the rise – and it’s not just Jews who should worry.

Suddenly, Divorce

My wife of two months just told me she wants a divorce.

Sukkot and the Single Woman

A holiday of thankfulness and self-invention.

Sukkot Is Here

Just be there and feel God’s presence.

Life Is So Hard

I get thrown difficulty after difficulty, and I’m so overwhelmed and anxious and stressed out by it.

Sukkot in the Time of Ebola

Feeling security in a hostile world we cannot control.

Bad-Mouthing My Ex-Wife

My ex-wife’s behavior is hurting our daughters and I’m having a hard time stopping myself from saying what I really think.

The Jewish Story Behind Spock

Leonard Nimoy, who passed away last week, explains how the hand-gesture of the Priestly blessing became Spock’s Vulcan salute.

Living for Your Résumé ... or Your Eulogy

Can we balance our drive for success with our drive for meaning and virtue?

Yom Kippur and the Secret to a Happy Life

The connection between envy and the holiest day of the year.

Shmoozing with the Stars, Except on Shabbat

In a business fed by 24/7 connectivity, Cory Richman is available 24/6.

My Father’s Affair

I‘m pretty sure my father is having an affair. Should I tell my mother?

Why I Think This World Should End

A musical plea to meet anger with sympathy, hatred with compassion, cruelty with kindness.

Can God Love Me?

I feel guilty for what I’ve done wrong and it’s hard for me to believe God loves me.

Watch What You Say

Every single word can make a difference.

The Ray Rice Video

We are all caught on tape. A timely Rosh Hashanah lesson.

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