Play Your Unique Music

What difference do we really make in the big scheme of things?

Anger Management

No matter how angry you get, restrict your anger to the incident that provoked it.

Gameboys and Sustaining Dignity

A group of North American kids help poor kids in Israel.

The Jewish Hero of the Ukrainian Uprising

An exclusive interview with a most unlikely rebel, chasidic freedom fighter Asher Yoseph Cherkassy.

Five Habits of Happy People

We can train our minds to be positive just like we can train our bodies to be in shape. Here’s how.

Why Do Jews Leave Judaism?

Jews need to make informed choices about their Judaism. Don’t be afraid to learn.

Cut to the Chase: The 70% Solution

If you wait for perfection, you’ll never move forward.

How Wonderful Is Your Life?

Learning to see beyond labels and recognize the miraculous in the mundane.

The Psychology of Blame

Why we blame others, how it sabotages our relationships, and why we need to move beyond this toxic behavior.

Alone on Valentine’s Day

Judaism’s heightened sensitivity to others.

The Dented Maserati

An inspiring video on the importance of slowing down and being in the moment.

The Happy Month of Adar

Happiness doesn't come to you, it comes from you.

Middot Series #2 - Love Your Neighbor as Yourself

Harvey S. Hecker Character Development Series: Caring for others is the fuel for a vibrant life.

The Bathroom Blessing Whisperer

The sublime act of thanking God after going to the bathroom.

Getting Used to Everything: How to Keep the High of Happiness

After leaving the NICU I was indescribably happy that my baby was alive. Then regular life kicked in.

The Inspirational Story of 9-Year-Old Ezra Frech

Ezra has defied the odds to become a talented athlete and an inspiration to many.

Health and Spirituality

It’s a mitzvah to take care of your body.

Lennon's Imagine

John Lennon articulated the vision. But it takes deeper wisdom to know how to accomplish it.

How I Knew I Wasn't a Loser

We are infinitely more than we think.

Waking Up Thirsty

For the first time in many years, you feel the sensation of being of alive. A songwriter's meditation.

Paying for Kosher Food

When you spend money on a mitzvah, you never lose.

Grow like the Trees

6 lessons in honor of Tu B’Shvat, the birthday of the trees.

Little Giant Man

How a few sincere, kind words can leave an indelible impression on someone else.

Discovering I May Not Be Jewish

Even though I was keeping Shabbat, not knowing the identity of my biological mother threw into question my Jewishness.

Facing Life’s Big Questions

My daughters are asking questions that Google can’t answer.

My Father’s Visit from the Next World

He insisted on a cup of coffee. Little did I know he was saving my life.

Memorial Boards in Cuba

Instead of building memorials, let’s invest in building the future generation of Jews.

God Isn’t Out to Get You

Get rid of childish images of God that stifle your happiness and spiritual growth.

Finding Your Unique Purpose

A 5-step exercise to discover your unique contribution to the world.

Conflicting Emotions

Life is full of moments of happiness and sadness, all at once.

5 Ways to Make Peace with Your Family

How to get through those painful family gatherings.

Jews, Non-Jews and My Anti-Semitic Girlfriend

We were hurtling toward marriage despite my closeted interest in Judaism. One drunken night changed everything.

Hitting the Panic Button

When was the last time you thanked your platelets?

Seven Ways to Turn Goals into Action

Most people abandon their resolutions. Here’s how to ensure you keep them.

What’s Harder: Marriage or Parenting?

Here’s my answer, and I want to hear what you think.

Pregnancy, Birth and Death

One couple’s painful journey through miscarriage and death of a baby.

5 Expectations to Give Up to be Happy

Life circumstances don’t make us happy. It’s how we view what happens to us that makes us happy.

One Town, 7 Churches, No Synagogue & My Son’s Kippah

My son wore his new kippah publicly, like a billboard announcing his heritage. I didn’t want him to stick out.

The Jews of Cuba

Spreading Jewish wisdom to 1400 Jews who have been cut off from the world.

Middot Series #1 - The Art of Character Perfection

Harvey S. Hecker Character Development Series: Improving ourselves is a tangible way to improve the world.

Empathy Versus Sympathy

In this beautifully animated RSA Short, Dr Brené Brown reminds us how to best ease someone's pain and suffering.

Stranded by Friends Getting Married

I’m happy for my friend, but I’m also jealous.

The San Bernardino Massacre And Prayer

Why those who think “God isn’t fixing this” are wrong.

Disney Princes and Jewish Women

Women's critical role in the story of Hanukkah.

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