My Emotionally Distant Mom

My mother constantly complains and criticizes instead of giving me love.

Abraham’s Emoji: A Post-Election Message

Don’t let your differing values cloud the desire to see the good in others.

Put On Some Lipstick and Look Alive

Sage words from my grandmother, a Holocaust survivor.

Leonard Cohen: Always a Jew at Heart

The influential musician had a deep connection with Israel and the Jewish people.

My Son’s Suicide

Don’t reduce my bright, witty, loving son who struggled with mental illness to details of his death.

Moving Beyond the Election: 5 Ways to Erase the Bitterness

How we can come together and move past the hatred and rancor that have marked the past year.

Mel Gibson: No Apology, No Forgiveness

The disgraced director isn’t expressing remorse for his anti-Semitism. He just wants us to forget about it and move on.

The Chafetz Chaim & the Upcoming Election

If only the two candidates would have taken the great rabbi’s lesson to heart.

Should We Incur Debt for a Family Vacation?

My husband wants to plan a big family trip that we can’t afford. He thinks it’s important; I don’t.

My Mean Friend

My friend is so mean to me. Help!

The Chicago Cubs’ Curse

The team hasn’t won a World Series in 108 years. Is it really due to a curse, as many people believe?

Bob Dylan’s Nobel Prize

Kudos to the Swedish Academy for their bold and wise decision to honor a man who "created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition."

The Most Important Interpersonal Skill

How to work on being a better person this New Year.

Manhandling My Kids

My husband has been violent with our children. How do I stop his abhorrent behavior?

Living to 120

Quality is more important than its quantity.

Men are from Weekday, Women are from Shabbat

Judaism, Shabbat and the feminine mystique.

Creation: A Convergence of Torah and Science

Once unthinkable, the accounts of creation by Torah and science are converging.

Cool Girls

They say you never really leave high school. I think you can.

Coming to Grips with My Anxiety Disorder

Suffering from panic attacks and depression, I felt like I was turning into a monster. What was happening to me?

Yom Kippur and Baseball's Greatest Comeback

An inspiring lesson from the manager of the St. Louis Cardinals who beat impossible odds to win the World Series.

Wells Fargo and Taking Full Responsibility

The confession “I take full responsibility” should not become a meaningless expression that makes a mockery of repentance.

The Smartest Kid in the Room

It’s not our gifts that make us who we are; it’s how we use them that truly matters.

Rejecting $3 Billion from Facebook

What one 23-year-old can teach us about vision and passion.

Take Mental Illness Out of the Closet

One in 25 Americans live with a serious mental illness, 9 times more than people who have cancer.

Moving into a Religious Community

For years our fears and comfort prevented us from selling our home to move into a more vibrant Jewish community.

The Serpent Crawls; We Don’t

Evil crawls toward us, but we can choose to use our legs and run away.

Mean Teacher

I have a teacher who is so mean to me! What should I do?

Travis Rudolph and How Small Acts Can Make a Huge Difference

Our seemingly small actions aren’t so small after all.

Colin Kaepernick and Standing Up for America

Despite your grievances with the country, refusing to stand for the national anthem is no way to advance a cause.

Me and the Burkini Debate

As France debates the Islamic-style burkini, I’m delighted with my choice to wear modest swimwear.

Waitress in Tears

We all have the ability to light a person’s soul.

The U.S. Election is Straining our Marriage

Help! We're on different sides and things are starting to get hostile.

Ryan Lochte's Non-Apology

Judaism and the lost art of true repentance.

Near Death

Remembering that the small things aren’t so small.

The Olympics’ Jewish Message

What a difference a fraction of a second makes!

My Husband Doesn’t Compliment Me

Should I give up on hoping for spontaneous compliments? Is this a man thing?

Why Being an Orthodox Jewish Mom Makes Me a Better CEO

Sarah Hofstetter is not your typical ‘ad man.’

What the World Can Learn from Israel After the Wave of Deadly Attacks

Mayor of Jerusalem Nir Barkat shares some security advice.

The Olympics and Palestinian Hate

Chairman of the Palestine Olympic Committee applauds terror attacks and denounces games that bring Arab and Jewish kids together.

The Pope in Auschwitz

God has given the Jewish people the grace to cry.

I Learned More at McDonald's Than at College

College taught me that my feelings are more important than anything. Working at McDonald's taught me that serving others comes first.

Frederick Weller’s Last Call

Jeff Jacoby’s tribute to his father-in-law, a volunteer fireman for over 60 years, who recently passed away.

Judaism's Guidelines for Voting

4 guidelines the Torah gives for choosing great leaders.

Glamorizing Hitler

Fighting “Hitler Chic” isn’t just an issue of taste. It’s protecting the dignity of the six million Jews murdered and battling resurgent anti-Semitism today.

The Morning After the Election

Like it or not, Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump will be elected the 45th president of the United States of America. Here’s how we can prepare.

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