From Jediism to Judaism: Star Wars as Jewish Allegory

A look at some of the Jewish elements – coincidental or otherwise – of Star Wars.

The Adele Sensation

Does the superstar’s old-style elegance add to her allure?

A Jewish Perspective on Gender

Miriam Kosman’s groundbreaking book conveys a sophisticated approach to the Torah’s view of male and female forces.

Homesick

I’m away at college, and I’m just so sad!

Thanksgiving and Being a Jew

Giving thanks goes to the essence of what it means to be a Jew.

Jonathan Pollard’s Final Punishment

He cannot move to Israel for at least five years. The reason reeks of hypocrisy.

Resenting Thanksgiving

I’m expected to cook and host and no one helps. Gratitude is the last thing I’m feeling on Thanksgiving.

Awakening the Child Within

Studies show that most young kids are creative geniuses. Then what happens?

For France, This is War

The barbaric attacks in Paris have made it clear that Islamist jihad has arrived, and it intends to kill, terrify and conquer.

Five Lessons from the Paris Attacks

We must rededicate ourselves to the values the terrorists would destroy, and show the resolve to defeat our adversaries.

The Paris Massacre

The scenes of death – whether in Paris or Hebron, Jerusalem or New York – should serve as a warning to us all.

Does Religion Make Kids Less Generous?

Far from undermining generosity, Judaism fosters it.

Digital Detox

Unplugging is no longer just a good idea.

Should We Divorce?

My husband has addiction and anger issues. What’s best for my kids: stay with him or divorce?

Death & The World Series

Would you tell the pitcher before the big game that his father died?

Fighting Darkness With Light

I feel scared and sad by all the violence filling the world. What can I do?

Killing Baby Hitler: A Jewish Response

One must differentiate between potential and actual evil.

No Politics or Religion

My husband doesn’t know when to keep his mouth shut and has alienated friends and family.

Death with Dignity?

As a doctor and as a Jew, I am against physician-assisted suicide.

10 Strategies to Defeat Stress and Stay Positive

Tools for coping with the daily stresses of life.

Choosing a Career

It’s time for me to decide what I’m going to do in the future. I feel lost!

Whose Work Comes First?

My husband wants me to join him at a business-related party, I want to stay at home to complete my work.

Netanyahu’s 44 Seconds of Silence at the UN

What is the value of spending our time on lost causes?

Leave your Camera at Home

Taking a picture is not the same thing as experiencing a moment. In fact it’s a way of forgetting.

BBC Headline Shocker

The BBC’s initial report on the recent Israeli murders left me speechless.

Johnny Depp on Whitey Bulger

Bulger wasn't hardwired to be a murderer. No one is.

Should I Remain a Working Mom?

Am I working to avoid facing issues in my marriage?

Unlabeled

A moving video on the harmful effects of labeling others.

How to Prepare for Yom Kippur

This practical tip can change your Yom Kippur experience.

Rosh Hashanah: My Facebook Antidote

On Rosh Hashanah we review our life as it actually is, free from illusion and spin.

Ukraine’s Embrace of Neo-Nazism

The country is glorifying Nazi collaborators. The world should be alarmed.

10 Inspiring Quotes about Learning

To inspire you and your family for a brand-new, successful year.

Working Less and Saving More

A psychiatrist offers insights into prioritizing family life this Rosh Hashanah.

How to Lead a Group Well

My youth group president hogs all the power and doesn’t listen to anyone else.

Jewish Fashion Design

A new fashion design sketchbook shows less isn’t always more.

Don’t Flaunt It

Shaq O’Neal and the real meaning of modesty.

Jimmy Carter’s Cancer

Don’t presume to know that his illness is a result of his anti-Semitic views.

Life Doesn’t Seem Fair

My dear friend remains single and alone, while a former adulterous friend is remarried and expecting. How’s that fair?

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