Forgiving Ralph Branca

Why the infamous Brooklyn Dodger pitcher, who recently passed away, didn’t deserve all that hatred. And the surprising Jewish connection.

Thanksgiving Quiz

How much do you and your family know about Thanksgiving?

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.

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.

Living to 120

Quality is more important than its quantity.

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.

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.

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!

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.

When the Victims of Terror Are Not Jews

The terrorism of Nice and the world's select outrage.

The Terrorist Attack in France

It seems that nowhere is safe. How do we live in these times of uncertainty?

Carnage in Dallas

The shooter had connections with a radical group that promotes violence against white people and Jews.

Elie Wiesel's Love of America

He never forgot his American liberators, and never stopped loving the country that gave him a second lease on life.

Elie Wiesel Changed My Life

The Nobel Prize winner has died at the age of 87. His passion for life and Judaism left its indelible mark on me.

Three Keys to Loving Your Job

70% of Americans hate their job. Here’s Judaism’s formula for loving your work.

Miracle on the Hudson

What was Captain Sully thinking as he calmly landed that plane on the water, saving everyone on board?

One German’s War against Hate

A powerful video about one 70-year-old woman who has scraped off over 72,000 neo-Nazi symbols throughout Germany.

Wheelchair Envy

I wish people would realize my child is mentally ill and is not going to grow out of it.

“Me Before You” Deserves the Backlash

The film distorts the experiences of people with disabilities and goes against Judaism’s value of human life.

The Orlando Massacre: A Hate Crime against Man and God

Omar Mateen unwittingly chose the very day on which God first proclaimed “Thou shalt not murder” to carry out his barbaric executions.

The Orlando Terror Attack

We must feel the horror of every terror attack, whether it’s Tel Aviv or Orlando.

Muslims Yes, Jews No: The Hypocrisy of the NY Times

Separate swimming hours to accommodate religious sensitivities provokes hypocritical response.

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