Where is Home?

Home has nothing to do with bricks and mortar and furnishings; it has everything to do with the spirit which fills it.

A Weighty Issue

An obsession with dieting is not a Torah value, but neither is preoccupation with food. The challenge is striking a balance in today's fat-conscious world.

Coping With Fear

How to teach your children to cope with living in a scary, sometimes unjust world.

Personal Liberation

The tyranny of our personal "pharaohs" keeps us enslaved. The preparations for Passover give us a glimpse of freedom and the greatness of our potential

I Only Have Eyes For You

A happy marriage is one where intimacy is protected against any and all intrusion by impenetrable barriers.

Shop 'Til You Drop

What is it with adolescent girls and shopping? One mother's battle for perspective.

Is God a Man or a Woman?

Q. My four-year-old daughter has begun to ask about God. Is God a man or a woman? What is God? What should I tell her?

Opening Our Homes: What's In It For Our Kids

A home is your castle, but is also a tool for teaching your children sharing, hospitality, and caring about others.

Dr. Mitzvah - Passover

The delicious food for the Cedarville Seder is stolen!

How to Build Trust in Marriage

Without trust in your marriage, you are headed for an abusive relationship (or may be in one already).

No Ordinary Dinner

Meeting a real Jewish hero reminds us that we all have the power to make our dreams a reality - and the world a better place.

Anger

Children who fly into temper tantrums may be modeling their behavior on parents who use anger as a teaching tool.

A Woman For All Seasons

When the focus changes from self-growth to diapers and dishes, a woman's relationship with God is bound to need some adjusting.

Blessed be God ... Who Didn't Make Me a Man

Jewish feminism doesn't mean wanting to be a man. It means thanking God for creating you perfectly female.

Effective Conflict Resolution

Disagreement is a natural part of marriage. Speak softly and definitely forget the big stick.

Quality Time

Quality time is a myth. Yes it sometimes happens, but scheduling it is impossible.

Gaining Respect

Treating your kids with respect is the best way to teach them to respect you. Think you can pull it off?

The Legacy of Mrs. Cash

An old woman who took advantage of every opportunity to compliment and affirm others, leaves behind a powerful lesson.

The Fountain of Youth

Trying out the new anti-wrinkle cream while pondering how aging can be beautiful.

Talking to Your Kids About Divorce

Q: What does it mean when people get divorced?

Instilling Humility in Children

Don't equate humility with weakness. The truly humble person is the strongest of all, as the example of Moses aptly demonstrates.

The Whipped Cream Wars

A fun questionnaire reveals the preconceived notions that often underlie our conflicts in marriage.

"A Question of Trust"

"Why am I a nervous wreck?" A planned trip to Israel becomes an unexpected test of faith.

Coping With What's Eating You

When dealing with pain, there's no time to wait: addressing problems at their inception averts much heartache.

The Treadmill

A dedicated anti-exerciser gets on the treadmill – and can't get off.

Does being Jewish mean I'm different from my friends?

Q: Does being Jewish mean I'm different from my friends?

Will Your Child Grow Up To Be A Thief?

Acceptable stealing -- such as lying about a child's age to gain cheaper admission -- communicates an indelible lesson.

Dr. Mitzvah - Purim

An upside-down turn-around day.

Being an Imperfect Parent

Perfectionists are living in the wrong world. Teach your children how to avoid this debilitating habit.

Life on a Mountaintop

Intimacy is a magical God-given energy, with the potential for abuse, as one young wife painfully found out.

Everything I Know About God, I Learned From My Parents

Kids start to learn about the Creator of the world from their own creators – mom and dad.

How do I talk to my kids about the fact of life?

Q: How do I talk to my kids about the facts of life, from a Jewish perspective?

Communication - the Key to a Good Marriage

Effective communication means verbalizing needs and listening carefully.

The Art of Positive Reinforcement

What you praise and criticize is what you get. So be careful!

Mother Sara and Mrs. Cash

She is a 94-year-old woman who comes to shul dressed like a queen; she is always regal, exuding a special light, as she smiles at all she encounters.

Chaos

I had a house, and then I had children. Preserve your sanity and let go of your attachment of the physical world.

Be My Valentine

Bring out the Godiva! But don't forget to express your love on Feb. 15th, 16th, 17th and...

Dr. Mitzvah - Rosh Hashana

Dr. Mitzva looked out the window of his office. "Oh my," he said, "it's raining again.

Dr. Mitzvah - Tu B'Shvat

Discovering the treasure of the trees.

Dr. Mitzvah - Chanukah

Dr. Mitzvah delivers some light.

Dr. Mitzvah - Get Well Julie

Stethoscope, thermometer, plastic sticks, lollipops, aspirins, cough syrup, band-aids. Dar. Mitzvah had everything he'd need.

Is God Comfortable Here?

Life, being finite, is filled with mundane activity. But all of it can be elevated into infinity in the instant that it takes to ask a simple question.

The Positive - Negative Ratio

Of course you love your child. But in the midst of all the daily demands and negativity, does your child really know this?

The Parenting Game

Good parenting means paying attention to the uniqueness of each child.

The Peaceful Fight

Go to bed angry ... fight with your spouse ... This advice might seem like a strange way to attain peace in the home, but it works.

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