Of course it's more important to be kind, but beauty matters.
No job, however important, can provide our lives with all the meaning we need and seek.
We spend too much time on big worries for the future, and too little on the small kindnesses of the present.
Sending off my kids to Israel is getting harder, not easier.
Women's problems aren't new; the angst is. Here's the first step toward sanity
Being well-rounded is neither an appropriate nor useful goal for children's education.
Don't believe the women's magazines. Passover tells us how to truly re-invent ourselves.
Passover so dominates our minds and actions, it's almost impossible not to grow from the experience.
Many parents today are hovering over their children and denying them the opportunity to be responsible.
A new study shows that just maybe marriages with more rigidly defined roles lead to happier women.
The boundaries between public and private, family and community, have all become blurred, to our detriment.
To make a real change in the school yard, we need to stop rewarding bullying in the business world.
Israel is not and should not be independent of Jews throughout the rest of the world.
I don't know how "separate but equal" ever turned into superior, but I never bought it.
If you think life is supposed to run smoothly and easily, I can promise you a life of frustration.
We all recognize that our jobs are not our essence, but many of us are far from living with that reality.
Under the guise of caring, there is actually a doctrine of indifference.
There is an irony that this traditional celebration of the assumption of responsibilities seems to actually illustrate the lack thereof.
Complaining is a poor substitute for productivity and genuine care.
Do I really want my happiness to hinge on the success of the latest anti-wrinkle cream?
Isn't there some way we can imbue our children with a neatness gene?
Relating to God can't be reduced to magical formulas or good luck charms.
Why would anyone assume the specific work of a home and a marriage should all fall on only one spouse?
There are many benefits to taking the male-female dynamic out of the education equation.
Why do so many people dislike the wealthy and secretly desire their downfall?
Nicks and cracks on our souls are ultimately more expensive that those on our Mikasa dishes, but unlike our plates, these holes can be filled.
Sometimes the biggest spiritual challenge in preparing for a Yom Tov occurs at the supermarket.
Why do people continue to cohabit before marriage in the face of such daunting odds and dire predictions?
While our spouses may love us, warts and all, it's certainly not because of the warts!
There is very little in anyone's life today that teaches respect for authority.
Get out of the house and rediscover the joy and wonder you have for each other.
In order to judge favorably, consider the potential inaccuracy of the information itself.
If you're going to take a stand, you must be prepared to put your money where your mouth is.