Why the Messiah Must be on His Way

My unforgettable encounter with unadulterated innocence, sincerity and truth.

Hostile Words

My neighbor accused me of being a thief.

Don’t Say It’s Too Late

Who said you can’t teach an old dog new tricks?

Feeling the Awe on Shavuot

Start by taking a walk with a two-year-old.

This Isn’t the Life I Ordered

You may be right. But it’s the one you’ve got and it’s your job to make the best of it.

Yelling at Joe Biden’s Teacher

His mother showed him that she has his back, but was that enough?

Groundhog Day Revisited

Why do I find every morning, afternoon and evening to be the same?

Breaking Routine

Multi-tasking may be touted as a female trait but it seems to have missed me!

The Line Outside My Bedroom Door

If only I had an ensuite bathroom!

Ladies, Don’t Lose Sight of the Essence of Passover

I’d rather organize my cupboards than look at the ways I still need to grow.

My Goal This Passover Seder

To simply tell our children the incredible story of what God did for us when He took us out of the slavery in Egypt.

Giving and Receiving Compliments

A small idea that could really change the world.

That Jerk is Also Created in the Image of God

“I love humanity; it’s just people I can’t stand.”

Don’t Get Smashed on Purim

Getting rip-roaring drunk misses the whole point of Purim.

Facebook Rats

Stop pressing the lever.

Juicy Piece of Gossip

Applying the 24-hour rule to sharing gossip.

How Can I Give Advice?

With too many variables and unknowns, how do I know what’s right for you, your husband or your child?

Playing the Martyr

I’ve been violating every marriage and parenting principle I know.

Telling Kids What to Do

Are parents afraid to teach their young kids values and proper behavior in a clear, unambiguous manner?

Why Vince Lombardi Was Wrong

Lessons from playing Foosball with my grandson.

Words and Marriage

What you say and how you say it make a huge difference, especially in marriage.

The Best Of

What we can learn from year-end Top 10 lists.

It’s Not about the Donuts

Don’t let the UN vote get you down this Hanukkah.

Shine Your Light

Every person has their unique light to bring forth to the world.

The $1 Million Hollywood Bar Mitzvah

What is driving this kind of insane indulgence?

Lunch at the White House

The intoxicating allure of power.

Speech-less

We seem to be living in a world of increasing indifference and selfishness.

My Big Birthday

Every birthday is an opportunity to reflect and be grateful.

Validated by Facebook

I was shocked to discover how much I care about what people say about me on Facebook.

My Husband's Broken Collarbone

And my lesson in self-centeredness.

Rude or Misunderstood?

The stranger who yelled at my husband and the perils of misjudging others.

Sukkot: Elevating the Physical

How to inject meaning and purpose in your holiday while shopping and cooking.

Mourning in Los Angeles

The death of an 11-year-old boy rocks our community.

Tackling My Anxiety this New Year

This Rosh Hashanah, I’m working on overcoming my worry and genuinely trusting the Almighty.

Show Up and Show You Care

Don’t sell yourself short. Going to that wedding or shiva house does make a real difference.

Spiritual Boot Camp

God, my son’s Israeli commander and preparing for Rosh Hashanah.

Internet Trolls

Ultimately nothing is anonymous.

My Boring Bucket List

If it’s not going to appear on my tombstone, it’s not going to appear on my bucket list.

Expensive Wine, Poor Parenting

Taken out for dinner by friends, what would you do if your child ordered a very expensive bottle of wine?

Petty Thieves

Eating at a restaurant of staying at a hotel does not entitle us to take their bathroom fixtures.

Tuning In to the Almighty

It starts by choosing to do only one thing at a time.

Opening Your Eyes to Awe

Holding on to our sense of curiosity and awe, because it opens our minds and links us to the Almighty.

God Save the Queen

My recent trip to London gave me a glimmer of understanding of what the monarchy means.

Jews Take Care of Each Other

A recent Shabbos experience in Europe reminded how privileged it is to be a part of the Jewish nation.

Food Obsession

It’s hard to imagine that it was once considered undignified to talk about food. Maybe we are missing something.

Breaking Our News Addiction

Can you go two weeks without following the news?

Dear Emuna, You’re Wrong!

A few words of praise go a long way.

Eavesdropping on the Subway

I could not believe what I was hearing.

Preventing the Next Heart Attack

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

Tell Me I Matter

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

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