JK Rowling and Standing Up to Anti-Semitism

J.K. Rowling, French celebrities and German officials are making it clear they stand with the embattled Jewish minorities within their midst.

My Thoughts and Struggles about Not Being a Parent

A truthful book about one woman’s struggles with infertility.

Banning the Kippah

The Anne House employee isn’t the only person told not to wear his kippah at work.

Where Have All the Good Jewish Men Gone?

Fear of commitment is exacting a steep price from both men and women.

Where Have All the Good Jewish Women Gone?

Some women seem to be more interested in over-achieving than in maintaining a relationship.

Did the Bookkeeper of Auschwitz Redeem Himself?

Oskar Groening is no hero. But he did jeopardize his own safety in order to combat Holocaust denial.

The Dangers of Willful Blindness

The masses prefer to ignore reality and ordinary people can courageously speak up and become heroes.

Searching for Antonio in the Streets of LA

A band of Jews come together to help a homeless man.

Freedom of Speech

Why a central theme of Passover is talking.

Stephen Hawking and a Great Man’s Imperfections

Stephen Hawking’s death is the loss of a great man, but a man with great flaws.

Aging Solutions: Is There a Problem?

Age is all mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter.

The U.S. Holocaust Museum and Revoking Honor

When moral heroes betray the very ideals for which they were singled out for tribute.

What Made America Great in the First Place

Rabbi Meir Soloveichik’s new lecture series offers insights into the Jewish ideas that influenced America’s founders.

Whose Life is More Valuable?

Society considers some lives more valuable than others. Judaism disagrees.

Poland, Purim and Masking the Truth

Just when evil people and destructive ideologies seem to dominate the world, the darkness can turn into light.

Sports, Politics and Our Search for Meaning

When sports and politics become a distraction from the real challenges in our lives.

Stop Saying "It's Broken"

Broken implies that fixing something is hopeless. More often than not, that’s not the case.

Germany Remains Deeply Anti-Semitic

How anti-Semitic is Germany today? A Holocaust survivor stuns German TV viewers with her candid answer.

I Don't Know a Single Person on this Earth Anymore

Too many elderly people have no real relationship with their grandchildren. They are completely alone.

Aiding Nazis in Mass Killing of Jews

Father Desbois is on a mission to expose the Holocaust’s hidden crimes.

Whitewashing Evil: Poland’s New Law about the Holocaust

The country can’t whitewash its guilt of complicity and the guilt of joining in the evil all around them.

Physician Burnout

Depression and burnout are common amongst doctors. Here’s why Maimonides and I buck the trend.

Time of Death

You never know when could be the last time.

Revlon Award Winner has History of Anti-Semitism

Amani Al-Khatahtbeh endorsed blood libels against Jews and 9/11 truther conspiracies.

How Would You Spend Your Last 38 Minutes?

You don’t have to be from Hawaii to live like you were dying.

Why You Should Quit Social Media

Debunking the common arguments against leaving social media.

One of the Greatest Jewish Philanthropists You Never Heard Of

Julius Rosenwald, the Jew who created over 5000 schools for African Americans across the US.

Erasing Hate: Corey Fleischer’s Battle against Anti-Semitism and Hate

With graffiti-removal tools in hand, one Canadian is starting a movement to improve the world.

Montecito Mudslides: When the Loved One that Died is a Place, Not a Person

My hometown looks like a battlefield and I lost a part of myself.

Smartphones and Kids: Harmful Effects and What to Do About It

Recent research on the impact of smartphones on children and how we can realistically protect them.

The Physician-Assisted Suicide of My Sister’s Friend

An elderly, paralyzed woman choosing death has shocked and saddened me.

A Boy Who Saved 17 Lives Gets a Big Surprise

Virgil Smith, 13, heroically trudged into the Hurricane Harvey flood waters with an air mattress to transport his stranded neighbors to safety.

The Great Recession

Sometimes we need to be reminded why we're given wealth.

Trophies are for Winning

Should kids be given trophies for playing sports, even when they don't win? Former Olympian and LA Galaxy soccer star Cobi Jones thinks they’re destructive.

Former Facebook Exec: Social Media is Ripping Society Apart

The short-term, dopamine-driven feedback loops we’ve created are destroying how society works. No civil discourse, no cooperation; misinformation, mistruth.

Why I Don't Touch Girls

Being religious as a teenager in today’s world.

Was Alexander Hamilton Jewish?

An interview with Prof. Andrew Porwancher, a history professor at Oklahoma University, who thinks the founding father was, in fact, a Jew.

Plea-Bargaining and Jewish Law

It’s surprising how many innocent people confess to crimes they didn’t commit. This can’t happen in Jewish law.

A Simple Casket

An expensive coffin is a distraction. Our love is not measured by how much money we spend on the casket.

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.

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.

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.

The Teacher on Ritalin

My love/hate relationship with that little pill.

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