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Eavesdropping on the Subway
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Eavesdropping on the Subway

I could not believe what I was hearing.

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Preventing the Next Heart Attack
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Preventing the Next Heart Attack

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Embracing the uncomfortable realization that we are never fully in control.

Tell Me I Matter
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Tell Me I Matter

Whether it’s who I know, what I know or what I’ve accomplished – just tell me I matter.

Divorced Couples Need Our Empathy
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Divorced Couples Need Our Empathy

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With all its inherent pain, most couples do not treat divorce cavalierly.

Our Children are Watching
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Our Children are Watching

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What are we teaching our kids when parents are screaming and cursing during a soccer match?

You Give, You Will Care
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You Give, You Will Care

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If we will really invest, we will come to care – about anything.

Dreaming of Anatevka
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Dreaming of Anatevka

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I don’t long for the days of pogroms and poverty. But I do miss not having all my kids and grandkids living nearby.

Cravings
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Cravings

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Desiring what we cannot have.

Our Scary Uber Driver
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Our Scary Uber Driver

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We felt in danger but oddly did nothing about it.

Preparing Early for Passover
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Preparing Early for Passover

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If ever there were a time for zeal and over-preparation, Passover is it.

Is There Such a Thing as Me Time?
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Is There Such a Thing as Me Time?

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There are people in need at every place, at any time, and we can’t ignore them.

Learning from Uber
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Learning from Uber

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Three timely lessons about kindness, taught by Uber drivers (really).

Woman on the Verge
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Woman on the Verge

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We may not be able to control our instinctive response but we can prevent it from coming to fruition.

Losing Purim in All the Hamantashen
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Losing Purim in All the Hamantashen

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There is a point where we are too busy trying out the Peanut Butter Chocolate Pretzel hamantashen that we forget the purpose of the holiday.

Raccoons and Construction Workers
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Raccoons and Construction Workers

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There is always something or someone over my head.

My Miami Vacation
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My Miami Vacation

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What is an LA denizen like me vacationing in Florida?

Collecting
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Collecting

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We all have a desire to exert some control over our chaotic lives.

The Comparison Trap
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The Comparison Trap

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Jealousy is when we count someone else’s blessings instead of our own.

My Husband & the Laundromat
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My Husband & the Laundromat

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An epic true story of one family and a dryer.

Facebook Jealousy
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Facebook Jealousy

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A group of friends went on vacation without me and their numerous Facebook photos are getting to me.

After the Car Accident
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After the Car Accident

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Instead of accusations and anger, my friend performed an astounding act of selflessness and strength.

Official Toilet Paper Roll Changer
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Official Toilet Paper Roll Changer

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Why am I the only person in our home who does this?

42,000 Pairs of Shoes
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42,000 Pairs of Shoes

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And they can be all yours!

The Widows in Our Midst
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The Widows in Our Midst

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We are admonished to be extra sensitive to and solicitous of widows. But are we?

Released from Jury Duty
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Released from Jury Duty

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Joy comes in all types of packages.

Bumper Sticker Boasting
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Bumper Sticker Boasting

We need to teach our kids that self-worth is internally generated.

Tiger Woods is Turning 40
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Tiger Woods is Turning 40

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Don’t sound the death knell just yet.

Saying No
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Saying No

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A test for real friendship.

Black Friday
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Black Friday

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The focus on sales and consumption is eroding the meaning of Thanksgiving.

Don’t Worry about the Turkey!
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Don’t Worry about the Turkey!

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Let’s stop putting pressure on ourselves in areas that don’t really matter.

You Feel Me
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You Feel Me

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A moment of connection on a crowded New York street.

My Daughter Ate My Homework
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My Daughter Ate My Homework

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Yes kids are the priority, but don’t use that as an excuse to get out of your commitments.

Songs from Our Youth
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Songs from Our Youth

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This old blind man knew the entire Torah by heart. I know the words to “The Beverly Hillbillies.”

Put a Fix On It
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Put a Fix On It

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We all make mistakes. But we don’t have to keep making the same mistake.

A Non-Jew’s Question
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A Non-Jew’s Question

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Are we fulfilling our mandate to be a “light unto the nations”?

Sleep Deprived
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Sleep Deprived

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What do you focus on when you wake up in the morning: blessing or lack?

I Thought I Had More Time
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I Thought I Had More Time

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All we have is right now, this moment.

Expressing Your Essence
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Expressing Your Essence

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Two pivotal ideas about Sukkot.

Horse and Rider: Who’s Leading Whom?
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Horse and Rider: Who’s Leading Whom?

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Practical suggestions on how to prepare for Yom Kippur.

Rosh Hashanah: No Distractions
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Rosh Hashanah: No Distractions

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When we hear the shofar, all distractions fade away. It’s our moment to choose life.

Jew Vs Jew Vs Iran
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Jew Vs Jew Vs Iran

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Jewish infighting is giving our enemies just what they want.

From Germany to Israel
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From Germany to Israel

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Visiting Wannsee gave me a far deeper appreciation of Israel.

We Are Not Alone
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We Are Not Alone

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You are not the center of the universe.

Patti LuPone’s Great Performance
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Patti LuPone’s Great Performance

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She took the texting scourge into her own hands. Let’s follow suit.

My Lack of Control
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My Lack of Control

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I’m sweating the small stuff and it’s no way to live.

Adult Coloring Books
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Adult Coloring Books

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What’s behind the new bestselling phenomenon?

My Friend's Incredible Humility
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My Friend's Incredible Humility

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I was blown away by her extraordinary act; she didn’t think it was even praiseworthy.

Sparing Kids Pain
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Sparing Kids Pain

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Stop coddling your children. They need to experience struggle and rejection.

I Don’t Know
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I Don’t Know

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How I wish everyone would learn to say this more often.

Everyone is Fighting a Great Battle
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Everyone is Fighting a Great Battle

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One way to deepen your sense of compassion and empathy.