The Importance of Chores

Studies show that giving kids chores is key to their personal growth.

Visiting the Sick

How to do it right.

All the Lonely People

We can all make a difference in other people’s lives.

Turning 60

I am freaking out.

Make Your Mark

We have the creative power to perform astounding acts of kindness.

Believing Gossip

A frightening true story that happened to me.

My Surgery Right before Passover

Being completely dependent on others forced me to redefine myself.

Assume Good Intent

How to change the whole dynamic of your relationships.

Next Year in Jerusalem

Passover’s inspiring message of hope.

Chris Borland’s Early Retirement

The football player is really using his head.

Jews, People Are Watching

It’s an awesome privilege – and responsibility – to be part of the Jewish people.

Our Daily Bread

Thank God I am not a Hollywood screenwriter.

Purim is Not the Mardi Gras

The drinking isn’t for the body; use it for the soul.

On Airplanes and Being

The last bastion of quiet, wifi and cell phone-free space.

Facebook and Modesty

The challenge of maintaining privacy and dignity in the Facebook era.

Dumping Garbage

Why are people throwing their garbage every single day into our lawn’s bushes?

Snow Day Dreaming

Oh how I wished I was living in New York! Yes it’s pathetic.

Deflated Footballs

Why doesn’t everyone come right out and say they cheated?

My Delayed Flight Nightmare

Three lessons that apply to everyone.

Caffé Sospeso

This is a unique cup of coffee everyone should be having.

Concentrate On the Driving

Billboards? What billboards?

Please R.S.V.P.

The plague of not responding to invitations. It’s more serious than you think.

Hanukkah and Hope

Yes, the world is dark but we have the power to light it up.

A Gift Gone Wrong

How do you explain this disturbing lack of gratitude?

Foodie

When you are living to eat.

Kalman Levine: In Memoriam

Making the pain personal.

Groggy Morning Emails

How my day got ruined by one annoying message.

Celebrating Birthdays

They are a powerful time for reflection.

In the Moment

We are too busy posing and snapping to just savor today.

Insidious Ads

This ad hurts us more than we think.

Parenting’s Dirty Secret

How to go from hyper-parenting to calm-parenting.

Derek Jeter is a Mensch

And why that is big news.

Glory Days

Don’t live in the past. The best is yet to come!

Sticking to Your Resolution

Just because I did it imperfectly today is not a reason to give up the fight.

Don’t Dread Rosh Hashanah

Unencumbered by past mistakes, now is the time to start anew.

Am I a Grinch?

I don’t want to strike up personal conversation with the salesperson.

Courtesy No Extra Cost

My negative encounter with an airline agent.

Marriage & Mystery

Maintaining a sense of mystery in today’s oversharing world.

The Art of Saying Thank You

How to show appreciation.

Opposites Attract

This couple has nothing common. What is the secret to their happy marriage?

Why You Have What I Want

This is the surefire path to misery.

The 9th of Av in Rome

The most powerful Tisha B’Av I have ever experienced.

It’s Not Business as Usual

Do something daily to identify with the pain Israelis are going through.

Are We Desensitized to Joy?

Have you ever complained about receiving too many wedding and bar mitzvah invitations?

Road Rage

What did I do to merit such hostility?

An Extraordinary Wedding

Two young adults with Down syndrome got married and we witnessed a miracle.

My One Hour Mini-Vacation

All it took was a change in perspective.

Dress Code

Being seen as people, not objects.

Kids & Priorities

How important is that internship in Kenya?

Make Your Bed

There’s a good reason the army cares about those hospital corners. Judaism does too.

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