Breaking Your Barrier

Don’t be the circus elephant tethered to a pole. This Passover transcend your mental limitations.

Passover and My Son’s Broken Femur

Why thank God for taking us out of Egypt? Didn't He put us there in the first place?

Remembering God’s Promise

God kept His word and took us out of Egypt. That sense of hope has carried us throughout Jewish history.

Running Away from Egypt

How to leave your narrow place and transform your life.

“Why Do Jewish?” for the Twitter Generation

The commandments are not a burden nor an all-or-nothing system. They are an opportunity and a privilege.

Middot Series #3 - Discipline: The Power of Restraint

Harvey S. Hecker Character Development Series: Life is an ongoing training regimen in willpower.

My Name is Elizabeth and I am Jewish

Growing up in the Ukraine, Judaism was closed off to me. But I refused to hide my identity.

Peri Finkelstein’s 1000 Steps

An inspiring video of one girl defying all odds, and the 450 Chai Lifeline runners who cheered her on.

Being Curious About People

4 tips on how to learn from every person.

The Power of Self-Acceptance

Any part of your personality that you don’t love will become hostile to you.

I Hit a Deer

How one insane night yanked me out of the rut I was in.

Bruce Springsteen, I’m Ready to be Transformed

The concert reminded what it really takes to change your life.

Live Out of the Box

How to see life’s immense possibilities within the world and within ourselves.

Henny Machlis’ Secret to Spirituality

Henny personified the real meaning of “love your neighbor as yourself.”

Purim: The Prayers of Children

Our kids can teach us a lot about how to talk to God.

All You Need Is Love

An unbelievable story that teaches us the power of unconditional love.

Cut to the Chase: Defining Your True Self

Breaking free from needing other people’s validation.

For This Moment

Like Queen Esther, we can channel our pain towards greatness.

Stuck in Harvard, Dreaming of Yale

Haman, jealousy and the curse of never having enough.

“You Killed Jesus!”

The recent Boston incident reminded me when I first discovered a deep contempt for me as a Jew that I hadn’t realized was there.

Eradicating Cynicism

Purim and the war against meaning.

Seven Habits for Happiness

Simple, practical tips to increase your happiness today.

When Bad Things Happen to Good People

A short animation on mankind’s challenge and limited view of understanding the ways of God.

Dustin Hoffman's Jewish Moment

Watch a moving clip of the actor declaring, “I am a Jew."

Joy to the World

How to bring more joy to others, and make yourself feel a little better, too.

The Hebrew

How a random encounter with a French Canadian woman in Atlantic City changed my life.

The Road to Resilience

After the murder of our son Koby I have been shattered -- and I have been rebuilt.

God’s Ferrari

How I fell in love with Judaism, even the detailed laws.

The Secret to Self-Worth

Don’t confuse self-worth with net worth.

Give It Your All

Don’t run away from a problem. Be an agent of change instead.

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.

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