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.

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?

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.

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.

13 Reasons Why Pushback

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

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.

The Murder of Otto Warmbier

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

Dear Emuna: Married Lonely Hearts Club

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

Involuntary Manslaughter through Words

A recent, precedent-setting case shows how words can literally kill.

(Not) Dressed for the Prom

What message are we giving our daughters when we pay for revealing dresses that objectify their body?

I Am Not My Disability

Despite being a diabetic paraplegic, I view myself as a healthy person. Why?

Harvard Rescinds Acceptances for 10 Students for Obscene Comments

The university’s controversial decision is teaching an important lesson about the consequences of our words.

Surprising Jewish Origins of Six Common Sayings

You’ll never see these expressions in quite the same way again.

Helping My Unhappy Sister

How can I prevent my sister from engaging in self-pity and help her be more grateful?

Religion in the Age of Disrespect

Shavuot, commencement and the reason for two tablets.

Terrorism Persists because It’s Been Rewarded

The international community has rewarded terrorism while punishing those who try to fight it by reasonable means.

Talking to Our Children after Attack at Ariana Grande Concert

Terror just hit home. Here’s how you can help your children.

How You Can Deal with Pain

Six things we all can do when faced with a painful situation.

How the Associated Press Cooperated with the Nazis

When the Nazis asked them to fire Jewish employees and hire only Aryans, the AP agreed.

Jihad in Denmark

Muslim organizations and imams are not condemning the imam who preached murdering Jews.

Doctor in Disguise

Our doctor was gruff and impatient. Then I overheard him talking to his wife.

The Spin on Fidget Spinners

A deeper lesson behind the latest craze.

Changing vs Accepting My Husband

Empathy? You knew who I was when you married me.

13 Reasons Why: Teen Suicide and Judaism

The controversial series is generating healthy discussion regarding pivotal issues, but many people should not watch it, under any circumstances.

Freezing My Eggs

Single, 36, and planning for motherhood.

10 Little Known Facts about Einstein

Including what he considered to be his greatest day.

Sheryl Sandberg on Her Husband’s Death

The Facebook COO’s new book on facing adversity and finding joy is full of insight and wisdom.

Are You For Real?

Don’t just look good; be good.

Pushing Death

Society’s emphasis on the quality of life society is perverting our most basic moral intuitions.

Becoming a Mother Changed How I View My Body

My journey from having a negative body image to finding self-love.

Hookup Culture Wreaks Havoc on Campus

New research reveals that a many students find themselves in a fog of depression, confusion, and hurt.

Should I Turn Off My Phone?

People think we are too connected to our phones. I’m not sure I agree.

The Bigotry of Intersectionality

Call out intersectionality for what it is: a euphemism for anti-American, anti-Semitic and anti-Israel bigotry.

Mike Pence and Dining with Other Women

The VP won't eat alone with a woman other than his wife. Instead of condemning him, I think we should applaud him.

Help! My Mother Won’t Leave Our House

My mother lacks boundaries and never leaves when she comes to visit.

4 Core Jewish Values at the End of Life

Guiding our health care decisions according to Jewish law.

Responding to the Terror Attack in London

As our thoughts and prayers go to the victims and the people of Britain, what can we do in the wake of this barbaric attack?

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