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My Vote for Jew of the Year

My Vote for Jew of the Year

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A rather surprising selection.

Jewish Person of the Year

Jewish Person of the Year

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Who has contributed the most to the Jewish people this year?

Battle of the Bulge

Battle of the Bulge

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Is it okay to tell your friend to lose weight?

Hanukkah: Why 8 Days?

Hanukkah: Why 8 Days?

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The special meaning of the number 8 in Judaism.

Playing God

Playing God

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How far would you go in using medical technology to enhance your life?

World Opinion & Israel

World Opinion & Israel

How much does it really matter?

The Petraeus Profile

The Petraeus Profile

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How we can understand why this happened.

Pictures Don't Smell

Pictures Don't Smell

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Finding a way to help Sandy’s victims.

Taking Sandy Personally

Taking Sandy Personally

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The true answer to, “What does it all mean?”

The Presidential Debates

The Presidential Debates

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Do our preconceived notions prevent us from really listening?

Post-Holiday Blues

Post-Holiday Blues

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How to keep growing spiritually after the holiday blitz.

Malala Vs. The Taliban

Malala Vs. The Taliban

A 14 year old school girl threatens the Taliban. Lessons from Malala Yousafzai’s incredible courage.

Simchat Torah: Just Show Up!

Simchat Torah: Just Show Up!

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Experience the sheer joy of being Jewish and celebrate.

Yom Kippur Exercise

Yom Kippur Exercise

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It can transform your life.

Thinking of Others on Rosh Hashanah

Thinking of Others on Rosh Hashanah

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Our prayers can make a difference.

The El Al Blunder

The El Al Blunder

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Should you give that ticket back?

Making Rosh Hashanah Meaningful

Making Rosh Hashanah Meaningful

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It’s time to get out of your comfort zone.

Who Are Your Real Friends?

Who Are Your Real Friends?

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Might it be your own kids?

Synagogue Dues

Synagogue Dues

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Can’t live with them. Can’t survive without them.

Smarty Pants

Smarty Pants

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Being smart is overrated.

Is Happiness a Luxury?

Is Happiness a Luxury?

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The answer may surprise you.

Do You Eat Kosher?

Do You Eat Kosher?

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The surprisingly most common Jewish practice. Why?

Completing the Talmud

Completing the Talmud

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Why every Jew should come to the Siyum HaShas on Aug 1st.

Of Presidents and God

Of Presidents and God

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Are you comfortable with a President who prays?

The Truth about Divorce

The Truth about Divorce

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Does every other marriage really end in divorce? Don't believe it.

The German Ban on Circumcision

The German Ban on Circumcision

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Echoes of Hitler reverberate.

Help! My Cell Phone is Missing!

Help! My Cell Phone is Missing!

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My wife suffered a trauma. Why?

Minimum Age for Marriage

Minimum Age for Marriage

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At what age should you get married?

War on Junk Food

War on Junk Food

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Are Disney and Mayor Bloomberg out of line?

Olympic Moment of Silence

Olympic Moment of Silence

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Is one minute too much to ask?

The Lockerbie Bomber

The Lockerbie Bomber

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Prison compassion – justice or folly?

The #1 Reason for Marriage Problems

The #1 Reason for Marriage Problems

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One rabbi’s opinion.

Stop, Question & Frisk

Stop, Question & Frisk

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Effective or offensive?

Is the Bible Relevant Today?

Is the Bible Relevant Today?

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The surprising survey numbers are in.

Trayvon and the Hoodie

Trayvon and the Hoodie

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Does clothing make the man?

Looking for Eytan

Looking for Eytan

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After 33 years, should the investigation be re-opened?

Testing for Downs Syndrome

Testing for Downs Syndrome

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Have we gone too far?

The Seder: Why Bother?

The Seder: Why Bother?

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What's the REAL reason you attend a Seder?

The Rabbi & the Vote

The Rabbi & the Vote

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What role should a rabbi play in your life?

Advantages of Insomnia

Advantages of Insomnia

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A legacy from my mother – on her yahrzeit.

Online Dating & Jewish Marriage

Online Dating & Jewish Marriage

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Dating online is a great idea, but watch out.

The Ultimate Purim Question

The Ultimate Purim Question

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Why does God hide?

Taking Iran Seriously

Taking Iran Seriously

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Most of us are living in denial.

Does God Care about Jeremy Lin?

Does God Care about Jeremy Lin?

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Do you?

Inhaling Caffeine

Inhaling Caffeine

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You may not need that mug anymore.

Breaking a Child's Trust

Breaking a Child's Trust

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Is there ever a real justification?

Heavenly Messages

Heavenly Messages

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Do they belong there?

Jewish Day Schools in Decline

Jewish Day Schools in Decline

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Something is not working….

Binge Drinking

Binge Drinking

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It’s worse than you think.

Bar Mitzvah Gifts

Bar Mitzvah Gifts

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What's the most appropriate gift to give a Bar Mitzvah boy?