Winston Churchill: Three Definitive Ideas that Changed the Course of History

A new film delves into the pivotal role the great leader played in stopping Hitler.

Modest Fashion Is All the Rage: Can the Trend Last?

Women today are declaring their need to feel more protected and more empowered through clothing that covers more than it reveals.

Conduct Unbecoming: Society Is No Longer Willing to Tolerate Sexual Harassment

Men abusing their power to exploit women is not new. What's new is the huge shift in society’s refusal to look the other way.

Mazel Tov Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

Five things we can learn from Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s engagement announcement.

A Dry Run with Death

A practical, 12-point checklist to prepare for the inevitable.

A Nazi in the Family

Three years ago I discovered that my grandfather was a member of the SS and arrested for crimes against humanity.

Dear Emuna: How Do I Fulfill My Wife’s Needs?

I provide her with everything but it doesn’t seem to be enough!

Questions to Ask at Your Thanksgiving Table

Avoid toxic holiday arguments about politics and other divisive issues with these fun questions that will spark interesting discussion with friends and family.

The Teacher on Ritalin

My love/hate relationship with that little pill.

Celebrating Thanksgiving Every Day

Rabbi Menachem Nissel on the joy of appreciation and an easy guide to gratitude.

Germany Caves in to Kuwait Airlines’ Hateful Discrimination

The airline’s refusal to fly Israelis is discrimination, pure and simple, and has no place in the free world.

A Real Estate Brokerage Embodying Jewish Values

Anthony Marguleas’ real estate company donates 10% for every home sold. He wants others to do the same.

Baseball Player & Spy

Moe Berg was a second-rate baseball player but a first-rate spy for America and its Allies.

Larry David’s Tasteless Holocaust Joke

When does humor cross the line from clever and incisive to inappropriate and offensive?

Delta Flight 15

An amazing, true story about a plane that was forced to land in Newfoundland on 9/11.

Smartphones’ Negative Effects: A Summary of the Latest Comprehensive Research

The key findings, links to further information, and concrete suggestions on how to limit the damage.

He’s Outdoorsy, I’m Not

And our friends are discouraging us from getting married.

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.

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.

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