Alcohol and Jews

It’s time to take this problem seriously.

Am I the Mother-in-Law from Hell?

How can I fix this mess so I don't lose my only grandchild?

Electronic Heroin

An inside look at a controversial rehabilitation center in China that is “deprogramming” teenagers who are addicted to the Internet.

Skating to Schindler’s List

Yulia Lipnitskaya’s Olympic performance: breathtaking or bad taste?

Cross-Dressing Kid?

What should I do about my little sister who likes to wear men’s clothing?

The Death of Phillip Seymour Hoffman

Addiction is a dreadful disease. As an addict, I know.

Sochi: Living with Terror

A taste of what it’s like to live in some Israeli cities.

Daughter’s Rude Boyfriend

Is it superficial or is my daughter dating a real jerk?

Wealth Addiction

When a $3.6 million bonus isn’t enough.

Q&A for Teens: Lousy Teacher

I hate one of my teachers. What should I do?

Jonathan Pollard & America

Pollard should have been released years ago because discrimination and unfairness are anti-American ideas.

Enforcing a Modesty Code

Can privately-owned stores dictate how we dress in their store?

I Am Beautiful

What do girls see when they look into the mirror?

Extravagant Weddings

Is it okay to spend loads of money on a private affair?

Not All Dreams Are Created Equal

Martin Luther King had a dream. Did his wife and family support it?

Daughter Is Happy, But My Heart Breaks

Sometimes the best advice is to do nothing.

The Most Essential Tool in Marriage

Thanks for the newlywed tips, but here’s one more. And I think it’s critical.

Apple Misunderstands

An Apple commercial equates recording life with actually living it.

Q&A for Teens: Depressed and All My Fault

The key to your healing is: “I am a worthy creation simply because God created me.”

New York Post’s Shameful Cover

The headline shows a frightening disregard for the value of human life.

7 Biblical Secrets to Business Success

Everything I needed to be successful in business I learned in Jewish Day School.

Good Riddance Day

A new custom for removing trash from your life echoes the burning of chametz before Passover. The similarity is no accident.’s Top 10 of 2013

Revisiting the most popular articles and videos of the year.

Laughing with the Kabbalist

An Orthodox woman’s unusual encounter with a kabbalist lays the groundwork for her thriller novel just published by the New York Review of Books

A Letter to My Body

I love and respect you, but I don’t want my life to revolve around you.


Have money, avoid prison – and responsibility.

Michelangelo & the Meaning of the New Year

5774 or 2014? The theological debate behind the artist’s masterpiece.

Daughter-in-Law from Hell

Emuna’s difficult advice to a desperate mother-in-law.

Public Prayer

Should El AL allow prayers on the P.A. system?

Q&A for Teens: Create More Good

The best way to fight meanness and evil.

Dressing for Distraction

Is the gender gap partially a fabric gap?

Everything I Know About Leadership I Learned From Moses

Are you willing to stand up, look everyone in the eye, and say, "I'll make it happen"?

Honoring Nazi Collaborator

A statue for unworthy Horthy is a disgrace.

Dear Emuna: Men, Women & Intimacy

Hollywood-style romance makes us feel like we’re missing out on something.

Q&A for Teens: Grandpa in Decline

My grandfather used to be so strong and vigorous, but now he’s slowing down and I’m scared.

Three Days at the Bottom of the Ocean

As Hanukkah fades, keep the light of miracles in your life.

The Countdown Controversy

When listening to others is a bad idea.

Mandela: The Global Romance

Nelson Mandela is a celebrity hero of the spirit and moral conviction.

Someone who Matters

Hanukkah and celebrity worship.

Dear Emuna: Enchanted by Christmas

Help! Our son seems resentful that we don’t have a comparable celebration.

Mikvah Misconceptions

Going to the mikvah is not about getting clean. It’s about getting alive.

Q&A for Teens: Overwhelmed!

Help! There's just too much to do in a day!

Dear Emuna: Not on the Same Parenting Page

Help! I can’t stand the way my wife treats our kids.

Change the Raunchy Playlist

Working out in a gym that proudly displays organic soap – and plays misogynistic music.

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