Get latest articles and videos with Jewish
inspiration and insights
We fought back with singing and demonstrating our Jewish pride.
My journey from having a negative body image to finding self-love.
One milestone day encapsulated the highs and lows of raising a child with Down's syndrome.
All Jews can learn an important lesson from Rabbi Menachem Mendel of Vitebsk.
Haym Salomon’s financial risk-taking helped establish America.
Five photos from Henryk Ross Lodz Ghetto Collection.
Don’t just look good; be good.
Society’s emphasis on the quality of life society is perverting our most basic moral intuitions.
New research reveals that a many students find themselves in a fog of depression, confusion, and hurt.
The energetic designer’s journey from Chanel to Shabbat.
10 life lessons from an accessible giant.
Growing up in an abusive environment, I was always yearning for home.
If only I had an ensuite bathroom!
My new insight regarding differences between my husband and me.
The following statements can wreak havoc in your marriage.
7 practical tips to calm yourself down and focus on connecting with your date.
How to go from casual conversation to a deep, meaningful one.
Because how we date is just as important as who we date.
The significance, customs and mechanics of counting the Omer.
Israel's Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs explains the historical facts relating to the issue of refugees in the Israeli Palestinian conflict.
Explaining the Jewish ceremony of buying a baby boy for five silver coins.
Practical and relevant insights on the weekly parsha.
Advanced-level midrashic and Kabbalistic illuminations on the weekly parsha.
Lessons, stories and discussion questions for parents and kids.
In trying to save a life, Rabbi Nehemia Lavi paid with his life.
The heart of the entire Jewish people is broken.
Remembering Rabbi Chaim (Howie) Yechiel Rothman who succumbed to the wounds he sustained during the Har Nof Massacre.
One year ago Dalia Lemkus was murdered. It’s important to remember as many victims as we can.
The Holocaust film depicts how trauma irrevocably impacts the individual.
Jewish crisis control in action.
Why do some people love animals more than they love humans?
Taste the power of true freedom.
An inspiring music video celebrating Jerusalem in all its beauty.
An epic Passover mashup celebrating freedom throughout history.
November 14, 2013 1:16 AM
This is truly moving. Thanks for showing us how we can all be better people. Addressing an issue that almost all of us can relate to is so necessary. You don't have to win lotto/ lottery to spend on others.
March 10, 2013 4:33 PM
The appreciation, or lack of it was not addressed, but I think it also would affect the outcome.
I volunteer a lot, and find that my personal feeling is certainly influenced by the appreciation or lack of it.
May 30, 2012 4:10 PM
True IF the individual with money already has enough to meet basic needs
My health insurance will not cover all the physical therapy I need. I finally received social security benefits, so I am going to pay for my own additional therapy. And THAT makes me happy, I think that's a circumstance that this talk doesn't address -- of course it makes one happy to do for others, but if one lacks for something of vital importance -- basic food, clothing, shelter, medical care -- I would disagree that one should give away money they truly need.
I have already also given some to charity, but I believe that's more of a duty. The idea of helping someone else is of somewhat less importance to me at this time than the idea of getting the care I need to return to a more normal life.
Display my name?
Your email address is kept private. Our editor needs it in case we have a question about your comment.