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My groovy, let's-all-make-aliyah theme song that describes the various major redemption moments of the past century.
Although they mean well, these three words are like a knife digging deeper into my heart.
His thinking on Iran, Palestinians and reaching a peace deal.
Keeping these facts in mind will help prevent people from falling for Arab propaganda.
Dr. Anat Berko, a world-renowned terrorism expert, knows suicide bombers like nobody else.
Welcome to the theater of the absurd where hypocrisy and cynicism reign.
Where is our shame?
Our eldest son is acting out in strange ways. Is this a passing phase or a cry for help?
What kind of memories do we want our children to have?
Exploring the mystical underpinnings of this misunderstood concept.
How to tap into your real core strength.
I could picture the bubbies in the shtetl crying with their books of Psalms, but me?
Move over poppy seed and apricot fillings, here’s a new twist to the traditional hamentash.
How to make sure you’re not raising a brat.
Do our kids realize that losing is not the worst thing to happen? Do we?
7 tips on how to really thrive while being single.
A few thoughts on how to better navigate the dating scene.
Are you ready for the challenge?
Purim teaches us to appreciate the world's awesome beauty, amidst so much chaos and horror.
Defining faith, belief and knowledge.
Delve into some mind-boggling concepts in this exploration of the Jewish definition of God.
Practical and relevant insights on the weekly parsha.
Advanced-level midrashic and Kabbalistic illuminations on the weekly parsha.
Lessons, stories and discussion questions for parents and kids.
Watch the Purim story come alive.
Amazing infographic to SHARE with your friends and family about Judaism's most fun holiday.
Purim and your unique role in life.
Summing up the Purim holiday: They tried to kill us, we won, let’s eat.
Sean Penn helped rescue businessman Jacob Ostreicher from Bolivia. Let’s thanks Penn and these other lesser known heroes.
An anti-Israel group is advancing a conspiracy theory that Jews control the Internet. If true, the Internet would look something like this…
How do we know our limits if we don't try to push past them?
A big picture overview capturing the meaning and joy of the holiday.
The only failure is not trying.
Understanding the wisdom of Judaism's most important prayer. An Aish.com Film
June 20, 2009
July 11, 2009 6:00 PM
Words and arrows
Words and arrows are the same: Once they have been released we can not call them back. All our words should be "good arrows". Words of truth, seasoned with love and grace; destined for encouragement; giving or protecting honor; patiently challenging the foolish and at all times reflecting G-ds character.
June 30, 2009 12:20 PM
speaking badly about someone else is such a great sin. this is a perfect example of why it is so important not to speak badly about others. everything we do has an effect on the world whether we see it or not. we don't know what one word could do (for the better or the worse)
June 21, 2009 3:54 PM
all too often
In working with teens, I find that often the greatest challenge is in getting them to believe in themselves. My favorite quote: "Whether you think you can, or you think you can't - you're right." You don't have to believe that you will accomplish whatever you set out to do. But you need to believe that you can. Because if you don't believe that you can, then you really never will. Allow yourself to dream, and anything can happen.
June 21, 2009 7:25 AM
having high/low expectations
We choose to either have high or low expectations. To ask whether we tend to underestimate ourselves reminds me, in particular, when I was at a job training seminar and one of the lecturers mentioned someone who wrote a cover letter having very low expectations assuming he had to settle for the lowest common denominator...The bottom line to our self-expectations is that we ought to have optimistically realistic goals in life.
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What do you love about Israel?
These classic jokes are quintessentially Jewish and put me into hysterics.