Judaism and Healthy Eating

Help! My son is a junk food addict!

Self Esteem and Tough Love

My son thinks he's God's gift to the world. How do I teach him that he isn't without damaging his self esteem?

He's No Einstein

Living with the reality that your child's scholastic success isn't the only arena of accomplishment.

Celebrating Differences: Tips for Effective Parenting

A mother of eleven offers her special tips on raising children.

Kids Not Wanted

Not every couple is fit to have kids. We think we're one of them.

National Pain and Personal Joy

How to balance the elation of a new birth, while Jews elsewhere are suffering.

Jewish Mother's Highs and Lows

A young mother struggles to find daily inspiration in her strange and seemingly mundane role.

The Season of Lilacs

My mother achieved the elusive ability to be in touch with true reality, exuding the rare fragrance of self-effacement and singular devotion.

Being Inspired by Judaism

The search for the inner substance and connection in Jewish life and practice.

Soul Mate

Heaven may provide your soul mate, but it remains our responsibility to make the marriage work.

Marriage Insecurities

A newly married woman wonders how she rates in her husband's eyes.

Struggling With Overeating

Mastery over food is a key to self-esteem and true spiritual fulfillment.

Tears in Heaven

My personal reflections following the tragic death of our dear son-in-law, Rabbi Eliezer Geldzahler.

Challenges in Becoming Observant

My family is very upset with my decision to become religious.

On Hair Covering

A deeper look at the Jewish concept of modesty.

Early Childhood Sibling Rivalry

Practical advice to a mother with two young children.

A Scratch in the Diamond

Wrestling with the age old question: Why do bad things happen to good people?

Bridging the Gap

Fostering harmony between non-religious parents and newly religious kids.

Sibling Rivalry

What you can do to ensure family harmony, now and for generations to come.

Embracing Challenge

The tomb of Rachel reminds us that we are endowed with the ability to overcome adversity and actually change our world.

Parenting Fundamentals

Four key points every parent needs to keep in mind.

Sensitivity Training

How to give others comfort in their time of need.

Bringing the Messiah

If the Messiah and redemption has to wait, let us make sure that we are not the ones who are holding up the process.

Footwork Versus God's Work

Wholeness that comes through marriage is best achieved only after one's own self-sufficiency as an independent human being has been established.

The Power Source

Electrical appliances cannot function if they are not connected to a power source. Neither can we.

Creating Peace

When world peace and security is threatened, we need to look at our inner world and identify the corresponding issues.

Self-Esteem

The quest for balance between our positive and negative traits.

Responding to Insults

How to respond when the mud starts to sling.

A Parent's Remarriage

A daughter, whose mother died, resents her father's remarriage and his sudden zest for life.

The Single's Dilemma

Joy in life is not a product of "a set of circumstances, but a set of attitudes."

Moral Compromises

There is hope, even after making the biggest mistake of one's life.

Dealing with Loss

Moving beyond your feelings of sadness and loss of a loved one.

Acquiring Faith

I long for the comfort and certainty that believing in God would afford. But how can I make myself believe, when I don't?

One Step At A Time

Is it useful to keep kosher when we do not observe any other religious commitments?

Appropriate Guilt

Forget the guilt trip. Jewish guilt means regretfully admitting inappropriate behavior and moving on.

The Ultimate Question

"I'm a Catholic dating a Jewish man who I believe is my soul mate. Why is this an issue for people in his community?"

Spiritual Side of Pregnancy

How can a woman maximize the spiritual experience of pregnancy?

Our Contribution to Life

How should we determine our unique contribution to life?

Living Together vs. Marriage

Living together means two people sharing a house but living alone.

Anchor in the Stormy Sea

9/11 brings back memories of exile and freedom for author who was born in Romania during the Holocaust era.

Chanukah Post Sept. 11

Regardless of the insecurity, unpredictability, and appearance of hopelessness, as Jews we need to leave tomorrow to God.

The "Terrorist" Within

The war on terrorism needs to be waged on all fronts. We may not have the power to determine world policy, but we can take charge of our internal landscape.

Coping with Retirement

Retirement often makes people feel useless and worthless, but a change of perspective can turn that around.

Legacies and Luggage

A broken suitcase sums up the challenge and opportunity as we approach the High Holidays.

For Women Only

Three mitzvoth, special to women, elevate the home to spiritual heights.

Terminal Life

There is no greater source of pain than the imminent loss of a loved one.

The Art of Giving and Taking Criticism

When your relatives offer unwelcome child-rearing advice, what's the best response?

Children of Divorce

When teenage step-children react with hostility, they are expressing deep pain.

Women and the Workplace

Women are blessed with the special talents to create positive environments wherever we are and with whatever we are doing.

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