Einstein’s Secret to Happiness

The fascinating story behind the short note bought for $1.56 million.

Easy Intimacy Is Making It Harder for Women to Get Married

The hook-up culture is eroding the value of marriage.

The Undercover Spy Operation that Helped Foil a Nazi Plot in 1930s L.A.

A network of citizen-spies took the Nazi plots to exterminate Jews seriously.

The Secret to Success

NBC Sunday Night Football reporter shares the secret that you already knew.

As a Woman, Finding My Voice

In academia and work, I kept feeling silenced. Surprisingly, it was people in the Orthodox Jewish community who took me seriously.

Hassidic CEO’s Secrets of Success

An interview with Shmuel Gniwisch, former CEO of one of the top 100 ecommerce companies.

I Want to Stop Giving Wedding Presents

I’m tired of giving gifts and not receiving any word of thanks.

The Flood and the Abuse of Power

When mankind ignores the inherent equality between the sexes and their mutual responsibility, the flood is not far behind.

The Unlikely Hero who Saved Thousands of Jews

Even though he lacked the necessary experience, Varian Fry risked his life to save Jews in Vichy France because no one else was going to do it.

More Time or More Value: Yom Kippur and My MTA Quandary

What’s more important: longer days or more meaningful hours?

Rate My Service: A True Story about a Devastating Critique

Someone wronged Mike, the owner, unfairly, and plastered it online. My heart went out to him.

How Two Ordinary Teenagers are Changing the World

Their mind-blowing responses to Hurricane Harvey and a sick neighbor is the inspiration we need for the High Holidays.

Three Things I Learned by Deleting Facebook from My Phone

Breaking any habit is hard. But I’m learning to embrace the white space of life.

Hurricanes and Our Rosh Hashanah Prayers

Even blessings can become misfortunes when they appear in the form of excess.

Remembering 9/11: Five Important Lessons

Because those who do not learn from history are condemned to repeat it.

Dear Emuna: Critical Mother-In-Law

She constantly criticizes me and my husband. If she doesn’t apologize I don’t think I can have a relationship with her.

Staying at Home with the Kids on Rosh Hashanah while My Husband Prays in Shul

Examining our patriarchal assumptions about which work is important.

Destroying Statues and Judaism's Prohibition of Making Graven Images

All political considerations aside, there is a fascinating and relevant reason against creating complete statues of people.

Jewish Women in the Footsteps of Wonder Woman

Growing up surrounded by only girls enabled me to develop my self-worth independent of the admiration and judgment of boys.

It's Time for Jews and Blacks to Overcome Bigotry and Come Together

The targeting of our two peoples should impel us to understand just how connected we are.

How Jerry Lewis Changed My Life

He taught me to pray with my feet and make an impact on the world.

The Next Solar Eclipse in 2024: A Startling Message for the World

The mystical meaning of the next eclipse which is only seven years away.

The Solar Eclipse: A Jewish Message

The connection between covering our eyes when we recite the Shema and when looking at the eclipse.

On Sunday the Rabbi Disappeared

With no money or phone, for a few days Rabbi Ilan Feldman slipped off the grid to experience a nomad’s life.

The Alarming Rise of White Supremacy in America

The violence in Charlottesville didn’t originate in a vacuum.

Dear Emuna: I Can’t Stand My Neighbor’s Loud Dog

Plus practical advice to a daughter whose aging father has moved nearby and is suddenly very dependent on her.

9 Ways to Discourage Your Teens from Swearing

Practical ideas to help your teens tame the swearing habit.

Tainted Money

The cashier insisted that I keep the extra change found in the coin dispenser.

Australia’s Refusal to Build Synagogue Victory for Terror

Calling it a potential terrorist threat, an Australian court ruled that a proposed shul is too dangerous to be built.

A Moment of Silence in Public Schools

One Hasidic Jew’s campaign to replace prayer with a moment of silence is gaining traction and making a difference.

Facing the Future without Fear, Together

Three ways we can move from the politics of "me" to the politics of "all of us, together."

Dear Emuna: I Hate Summer!

Help! I miss the routine, I miss knowing when bedtime is, I miss having a little time to myself.

Never Judge, Never Assume

Can we ever walk in someone else’s footsteps?

13 Reasons Why Pushback

By committing suicide, Hannah Baker took the selfish route that hurt many people, most of all herself.

British Hero Cop who Saved a Jew in Jerusalem

Det. Sergeant Richard Burgess fought off three Arabs who were attacking a Jew and nearly lost his own life in the process.

The Most Important Speech Ever Given by a French President on Anti-Semitism

President Macron equated anti-Zionism with anti-Semitism and said Jew-hatred wasn’t born with the Vichy regime, nor did it die after the liberation of France.

Canada's Multi-Million-Dollar Pay-Out to a Terrorist

Omar Khadr confessed to throwing the grenade that killed an American soldier.

Raising My Daughter with Autism

Light it up blue is just one month. Living with autism is all year.

Life Unexpected: Losing My Mom

My mother chose to meet death in her own way.

The Portuguese Consul who Disobeyed Orders to Save Jewish Lives

Aristidies De Sousa Mendes paid a heavy price for his moral courage.

Orthodox Jew & Patriot of the American Revolution

Mordecai Sheftall is one of the greatest American patriots you’ve never heard of.

Dear Emuna: Married Lonely Hearts Club

Advice to two wives who, for different reasons, feel lonely at home.

The Murder of Otto Warmbier

Yes, he was a Jew. But he was killed because he was an American.

A Meaningful Retirement

Help! My retired husband is driving me crazy.

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