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Voting for Mom

Voting for Mom

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The campaign advisor warned my mother: “You can’t win unless you campaign on Saturday.”

Hurricane Sandy

Hurricane Sandy

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Why the key to rain remains in God’s hands.

The Fury of Frankenstorm

The Fury of Frankenstorm

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Five ways to bring awe into your life.

Visiting the Sick

Visiting the Sick

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Reaching out to others in difficult times.

Jews & Birthdays

Jews & Birthdays

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Why I won’t be celebrating my birthday.

Jennifer Livingston: The Fat Anchor

Jennifer Livingston: The Fat Anchor

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Can fat people be good role models?

Ahmadinejad is #UNWELCOME

Ahmadinejad is #UNWELCOME

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We cannot remain silent while a man this evil visits New York and addresses the UN.

A Domestic Violence Situation

A Domestic Violence Situation

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Lying there on the gurney with the sirens blaring, I could no longer deny the reality.

The Lance Armstrong Tragedy

The Lance Armstrong Tragedy

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A timely lesson for all of us.

Cosmo & Helen Gurley Brown

Cosmo & Helen Gurley Brown

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Many young women are realizing just how damaging were her views.

The Sikh Temple Shooting

The Sikh Temple Shooting

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Empathy takes work, but it’s the basis of human decency.

WORLD PERFECT: The Jewish Impact on Civilization

WORLD PERFECT: The Jewish Impact on Civilization

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Where did the values and principles of the modern world come from?

The Music of Recession

The Music of Recession

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Sometimes life is so hard, you just have to sing.

You Didn't Build That

You Didn't Build That

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Judaism's approach to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

Stephen Covey & the Jewish 7 Habits

Stephen Covey & the Jewish 7 Habits

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How the fundamental principles of his groundbreaking book can be found in Judaic sources.

Abuse of Power

Abuse of Power

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Does wealth dehumanize people?

Bullying Grandma on the Bus

Bullying Grandma on the Bus

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Karen Huff Klein teaches us a valuable lesson for The Three Weeks.

Outsourcing Life

Outsourcing Life

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A look behind the new phenomenon of mourners for hire and friends for rent.

Defining Success: Steve Jobs or Bill Gates?

Defining Success: Steve Jobs or Bill Gates?

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What will you leave behind: an inheritance or a legacy?

Real Courage

Real Courage

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It’s no accident that there are two different words in Hebrew for courage.

The Cult of Self Esteem

The Cult of Self Esteem

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In real life, not everyone is a winner.

The Facebook Fiasco

The Facebook Fiasco

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You don’t need to be religious to appreciate the dangers of the Internet.

Money Can Buy Happiness

Money Can Buy Happiness

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Fascinating research on how money can, indeed buy happiness -- when you don't spend it on yourself.

Escape from Camp 14

Escape from Camp 14

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Shin is the first person born and raised in a North Korean monstrous slave-labor prison to escape and tell his harrowing tale.

My Top 10 Quotes

My Top 10 Quotes

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Words that inspire, motivate and ultimately transform.

The Analog Advantage

The Analog Advantage

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Yearning for the beauty of non-perfection.

Curiosity Changes the World

Curiosity Changes the World

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How simple ideas lead to scientific discoveries.

Teach Your Children Well

Teach Your Children Well

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The world we build tomorrow is born in the stories we tell our children today.

Everything You Need to Know about Kosher Wine

Everything You Need to Know about Kosher Wine

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It’s not your parents’ syrupy sweet beverage any more.

Justin Bieber’s 100K Car

Justin Bieber’s 100K Car

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I also had everything. Why wasn’t it enough?

Tibor Rubin: Portrait of Valor

Tibor Rubin: Portrait of Valor

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It took 55 years for this Holocaust survivor and unsung hero to get the Medal of Honor.

The Third Jihad Kerfuffle

The Third Jihad Kerfuffle

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A second look at the controversial documentary.

Oblivious to the Music

Oblivious to the Music

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Would you notice one of the world's greatest violinists playing in the midst of rush hour?

That Sinking Feeling

That Sinking Feeling

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The tragedy of the Costa Concordia.

Shabbat Comes to the White House

Shabbat Comes to the White House

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Jacob Lew is appointed White House Chief of Staff. Is that good for the Jews?

Politics Not as Usual

Politics Not as Usual

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As Holocaust refugees, my parents cherished their right and civic duty to vote.

Thanksgiving: Making Americans

Thanksgiving: Making Americans

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Growing up, raising kids to be good Jews went hand-in-hand with raising them to be good Americans.

Counterpoint: Penn State Scandal Revisited

Counterpoint: Penn State Scandal Revisited

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The Torah demands that we not judge the moral conduct of the people involved without knowing what they actually saw and did.

Herman Cain’s Women Problem

Herman Cain’s Women Problem

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How Jewish guidelines of male-female relationships could have helped.

The Penn State Scandal

The Penn State Scandal

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Coach Paterno may have followed the rules, but is that enough?

Peter Pan Parent

Peter Pan Parent

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Some parents never want to grow up.

Wealth & the Occupy Wall Street Movement

Wealth & the Occupy Wall Street Movement

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Rich people are not the enemy.

Unprotected

Unprotected

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A college campus psychiatrist tells students everything they really need to know about intimacy.

Looking for Happiness in all the Wrong Places

Looking for Happiness in all the Wrong Places

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Sukkot is here and the search is over.

Remembering Steve Jobs

Remembering Steve Jobs

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Jobs' wanted to better mankind with his gift. This spirit of creativity is central to Judaism.

Yom Kippur: The Blessing of Failure

Yom Kippur: The Blessing of Failure

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Recognizing our shortcomings is the only way to achieve success in life.

A Dignified Murder

A Dignified Murder

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My father survived the Nazis. Now he’s surviving the hospital that tried to kill him.

Souls Shining Through

Souls Shining Through

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My Alzheimer's patients taught me the essence of who we really are.

How to Reverse the West's Decline

How to Reverse the West's Decline

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The greatest civilizations eventually fall due to their own internal decay.

9/11: Launching the War of Ideas

9/11: Launching the War of Ideas

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Radical Islam could be weakened by deploying the moral force of liberal democracy and equality.

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