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King Tut & the Revolution of Torah
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King Tut & the Revolution of Torah

I didn’t expect to walk away from a King Tut exhibit with a new way to make Shavuot meaningful.

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Who Needs Mouth Guards?
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Who Needs Mouth Guards?

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Living with so much stress, we need to strengthen our faith and trust muscles.

Parenting is Stressful
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Parenting is Stressful

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It’s part of the reason why it’s so pleasurable.

You’ve Got Mail!
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You’ve Got Mail!

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Remember the excitement of getting a letter?

Time Is Flying By
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Time Is Flying By

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The older you get, the quicker time seems to move.

Passing By Starbucks on Passover
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Passing By Starbucks on Passover

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A taste of true freedom.

Shackles and Freedom
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Shackles and Freedom

You can look at yours bars or through them.

Kindness in New York
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Kindness in New York

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New York can be a cold and lonely place, but that day two strangers warmed our souls.

Real Families are Messy
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Real Families are Messy

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And I don't just mean the toys on the floor and the dishes in the sink.

Just Don’t Look
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Just Don’t Look

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If all those Facebook posts are getting you jealous and annoyed, why look?

The Most Important Thing a Man Should Do for his Wife
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The Most Important Thing a Man Should Do for his Wife

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Giving in is a sign of strength, not weakness.

Husbands First: Practical Ways to Show He’s #1
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Husbands First: Practical Ways to Show He’s #1

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Despite our busy schedules and without becoming a Stepford wife.

Is Your Marriage the Top Priority?
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Is Your Marriage the Top Priority?

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Why do we have a tough time putting our husbands first?

The Small Parts
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The Small Parts

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It’s the seemingly trivial acts that make us who we really are.

A New Look at those Dreadful Holiday Letters
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A New Look at those Dreadful Holiday Letters

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Who knew the Facebook “humble brag” could actually be a force for good?

Credit and Blame in Parenting
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Credit and Blame in Parenting

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Like it or not, your children have free will.

Don’t Interfere and Defend Your Child
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Don’t Interfere and Defend Your Child

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We will almost never be successful, and we may do more harm than good.

Rav Shteinman’s No Eulogy Request
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Rav Shteinman’s No Eulogy Request

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Why I think it’s a good practice to emulate.

Heroes Aren’t Perfect
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Heroes Aren’t Perfect

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And neither are we. So let’s cut them – and ourselves – some slack.

More Scary Tales from the Grocery Store
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More Scary Tales from the Grocery Store

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The cashier didn’t acknowledge my existence and here’s why it matters.

The Quick Fix
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The Quick Fix

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Just read this article and all your problems will be solved, just like that.

Hanukkah and Attaining True Greatness
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Hanukkah and Attaining True Greatness

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Consistency and relentless long-term dedication make all the difference in the world.

The First Scratch Is the Hardest
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The First Scratch Is the Hardest

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Best to just get it over with and then focus on the pleasure.

Home of the First Snowmobile
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Home of the First Snowmobile

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We all have a need to feel that we matter.

How to Really Talk with Your Kids
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How to Really Talk with Your Kids

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For starters, do not ask them, “How was your day?”

Your Child Got Divorced?!
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Your Child Got Divorced?!

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I am astounded by people’s utter lack of sensitivity.

The Irate Customer
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The Irate Customer

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A heated argument at my local grocer reminded me how easy it is to completely lose it.

The Problem with Public Displays of Affection
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The Problem with Public Displays of Affection

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Constant PDAs cheapen intimacy.

Stop. It’s a Beautiful World
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Stop. It’s a Beautiful World

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Appreciating breathtaking beauty does not come easily to me.

Don’t Listen to Anna Wintour
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Don’t Listen to Anna Wintour

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Who says we have to accept society’s definition of beauty?

Into the Desert
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Into the Desert

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Reconciling the spiritual and the physical during the holiday of Sukkot.

Don’t Let Your Mistakes Define You
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Don’t Let Your Mistakes Define You

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Like the professional athlete, you’ve got to get back into the game and play to win.

Are You a Social Justice Warrior?
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Are You a Social Justice Warrior?

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It takes a lot more than posting something on Twitter.

My Front Garden Is Not a Garbage Dump!
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My Front Garden Is Not a Garbage Dump!

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So why do people have no problem throwing their trash there?

Waking Up for Rosh Hashanah
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Waking Up for Rosh Hashanah

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Don’t live your life by rote.

The Overprotective Mom in the Park
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The Overprotective Mom in the Park

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By turning a simple playground challenge into a traumatic situation requiring medical attention, she was disabling him.

My Amazing Payback for Keeping My Big Mouth Shut
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My Amazing Payback for Keeping My Big Mouth Shut

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Everyone has one great airline story. Here’s mine.

Facing My Inevitable Death as I Grow Older
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Facing My Inevitable Death as I Grow Older

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This article is invigorating, not depressing!

It Never Rains in California in the Summer
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It Never Rains in California in the Summer

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And then suddenly, one day, it did.

You <i>Cannot</i> Be Anything You Want
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You Cannot Be Anything You Want

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We all have limitations. Deal with it.

Sometimes It Really Is Just a Phase
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Sometimes It Really Is Just a Phase

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Don’t make a bad mood more than it is.

Words of Wisdom from Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts
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Words of Wisdom from Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts

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Taking your ego out of the equation.

Sharing Your Spouse’s Interests (Even When You Really Don’t)
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Sharing Your Spouse’s Interests (Even When You Really Don’t)

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If it’s important to him, I try to make it important to me.

No One’s Perfect
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No One’s Perfect

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I’ve been too judgmental lately.

Trump and Other Topics I Refuse to Talk About
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Trump and Other Topics I Refuse to Talk About

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We are given only a certain number of words to use in our lifetime. Don’t waste them.

Why the Messiah Must be on His Way
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Why the Messiah Must be on His Way

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My unforgettable encounter with unadulterated innocence, sincerity and truth.

Hostile Words
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Hostile Words

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My neighbor accused me of being a thief.

Don’t Say It’s Too Late
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Don’t Say It’s Too Late

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

Feeling the Awe on Shavuot
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Feeling the Awe on Shavuot

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

This Isn’t the Life I Ordered
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This Isn’t the Life I Ordered

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