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Learning from the Holocaust

Learning from the Holocaust

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Survivors put my petty selfishness and complaints to shame.

Accepting Compliments

Accepting Compliments

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It’s important to know how to give. It’s just as important to know how to receive.

My Most Important List

My Most Important List

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A surprising and humbling lesson from a gourmet food magazine.

Saying No

Saying No

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What to do when the person won't take no as the answer.

In An Instant

In An Instant

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That's how long it can take for our lives to be dramatically changed.

Parent-Teacher Combat

Parent-Teacher Combat

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It wasn't only my daughter who was being called to the mat.

Amazing Creatures

Amazing Creatures

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All too often we ignore God's most awe-inspiring creation – other human beings.

Whining

Whining

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Stop complaining and do something productive instead.

Vitamin for Marriage

Vitamin for Marriage

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Do this once a day to strengthen your marriage.

Football Frenzy

Football Frenzy

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Why was I fighting back the tears at a recent Patriots game?

James Marsden's Marriage Advice

James Marsden's Marriage Advice

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What's the definition of real romance?

Dreading Parent-Teacher Conferences

Dreading Parent-Teacher Conferences

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How to make the encounters positive and productive.

After the High

After the High

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Infusing our day-to-day life with the intensity of the High Holidays.

Our Shiva Experience

Our Shiva Experience

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Sharing our friend's pain is more important than sharing their joy.

Back to School Challenges

Back to School Challenges

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It's not only the kids who have a hard time. Anyone who carpools will totally relate.

Each Day a Masterpiece

Each Day a Masterpiece

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This Yom Kippur I'll be thinking about living every moment to its fullest.

Acceptance

Acceptance

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The healthy response to all of life’s challenges, including Rosh Hashana.

The Marriage Quiz

The Marriage Quiz

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Answering the following questions is a great place to start preparing for the High Holidays.

Why Have Children?

Why Have Children?

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Is being a parent more difficult and less rewarding than expected?

The Makeup Wars

The Makeup Wars

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Adolescence is really about conformity, not rebellion.

Widows and Orphans

Widows and Orphans

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Their pain is very great and it’s too easy to forget about them.

Courting Danger

Courting Danger

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What is the appeal of risking your life to climb a mountain?

The Soul of Marriage

The Soul of Marriage

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What can I do today to give my spouse pleasure?

Caught on Camera

Caught on Camera

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Everything you say is being recorded.

What's for Dinner?

What's for Dinner?

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Why does such a simple question inspire such dread?

Summer Camp

Summer Camp

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Yes it's a luxury, but it's worth it.

Confidant

Confidant

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Unfortunately, a good friend is a rarity.

An Inconvenient Truth

An Inconvenient Truth

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Lessons from the Gores' divorce.

Insulted

Insulted

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How to effectively deal with insults.

Motivated to Change

Motivated to Change

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Two recent books had a profound affect on me.

Eli and His Little White Lie

Eli and His Little White Lie

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A children's book with a penetrating lesson for us all.

It's Not Fair!

It's Not Fair!

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Treating kids fairly doesn’t mean treating them the same.

The Gift of Torah

The Gift of Torah

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Shavuot is all about appreciating.

Giving Advice

Giving Advice

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You’re only qualified to give advice when you recognize how little you really know.

Those Dirty Socks

Those Dirty Socks

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Don't over analyze your marriage.

Woody's Non-Jewish Legacy

Woody's Non-Jewish Legacy

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Guilt and complaining are not Jewish ideas.

Days of Remembrance

Days of Remembrance

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Some people are in danger of forgetting. Some of us will never forget.

You've Lost Weight!

You've Lost Weight!

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How to effectively give compliments.

I Don't Know

I Don't Know

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Want respect? Don't pretend you know everything.

Passover Overreaction

Passover Overreaction

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If I spend the preparation time yelling at my children, am I really getting rid of the chametz?

Doctors: A Second Opinion

Doctors: A Second Opinion

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Doctors run a very high risk of becoming indifferent to the pain and humanity of their patients.

Stressed Out

Stressed Out

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Coming to terms with life's unavoidable stressors.

Share This

Share This

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What are the most frequently shared New York Times' articles?

Purim's Real Joy

Purim's Real Joy

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Recognizing that everything -- even experiencing the pain of a terrifying illness -- is from the Almighty.

The Parent/School Partnership

The Parent/School Partnership

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We need to be actively involved in our children’s educational lives.

What Kind of Attention?

What Kind of Attention?

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Give your children attention for doing the right thing, not for doing the wrong thing.

Teenagers and Clothing

Teenagers and Clothing

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Teaching your children the fine line between needs and wants.

Restaurant Skirmish

Restaurant Skirmish

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Sometimes our kindness does more harm than good.

The Boredom Problem

The Boredom Problem

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Don't feel inadequate for not constantly entertaining your kids.

Dreams of Greatness

Dreams of Greatness

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The focus on greatness can distract us from the real accomplishments of life.