Growing up, raising kids to be good Jews went hand-in-hand with raising them to be good Americans.
The Torah demands that we not judge the moral conduct of the people involved without knowing what they actually saw and did.
Coach Paterno may have followed the rules, but is that enough?
How Jewish guidelines of male-female relationships could have helped.
Sukkot is here and the search is over.
Jobs' wanted to better mankind with his gift. This spirit of creativity is central to Judaism.
Recognizing our shortcomings is the only way to achieve success in life.
My father survived the Nazis. Now he’s surviving the hospital that tried to kill him.
My Alzheimer's patients taught me the essence of who we really are.
The greatest civilizations eventually fall due to their own internal decay.
Radical Islam could be weakened by deploying the moral force of liberal democracy and equality.
We are not the ones who have the right to make that decision.
What does it take to realize that the world is my responsibility?
Is terrorism against Israel really more justified than terrorism against Norway?
An Arab woman from Qatar taught me how to mourn the Norwegian children.
The Beckhams gave birth to their fourth child. Are they bad role models?
The standard is proof beyond a reasonable doubt, even if it's 'likely' or 'probable' that she committed murder.
In the digital age, the library is becoming a graveyard. That may not be a bad thing.
How would Jewish law view the controversial case of Jerome Ersland?
China realizes what the West is rapidly forgetting: a civilization is as strong as its faith.
The San Francisco initiative is an assault on Jewish religious liberty.
How we respond to the economic downturn makes a profound impact on our children.
An eye-opening interview with the man who helps set the IDF’s ethical parameters.
Does Bin Laden's death bring a sense of closure? It better not.
Respect for royalty is a training ground for worship of the Almighty.
The key steps to lose those extra pounds gained over the holiday.
A 5-year-old girl was missing. How could I just go back to sleep?
What could go wrong? The significance of unexpected events in history.
Narayanan Krishnan has brought more than 1.2 million hot meals to India's homeless. Is he unique?
Solving the Palestinian-Israel conflict isn't the lynch pin. Dignity is.
How the country's turmoil resonates with a striking biblical parallel.
When a tragedy like the one in Tucson strikes, most of us would do well to keep silence.
Judaism's timeless formula for moments like this.
If only we'd make all our decisions looking at the long term.
Such statutes create a dangerous precedent to outlaw other discussions as beyond the pale.
Do the sins of the fathers get transmitted to the children?
For Jews and Muslims tension and hostility are the exception. America's exemplary tolerance is the rule.
Does the fact that something is true always justify its being made public?
As an internist, I often see stress and anxiety masquerade as physical ailments. What is happening to our freedom?
A peek into the psyche of a 21st century Jewish teenager.