Who is the Messiah?

And how will we recognize him when he comes?

Why Would Anyone Want to Be Commanded?

The mitzvot of the Torah enable us to be our true, natural self.

When Choosing God Isn’t Practical

Is a relationship with God worth it? Shavuot supplies the answer.

From Hangover to Happiness

Finding deeper meaning in the most unexpected places.

Middot Series #4 - Gratitude

Harvey S. Hecker Character Development Series: It’s not happy people who are thankful; it’s thankful people who are happy.

On the Death of a Grandchild

As my heart silently screamed watching my son say Kaddish for his son, I recited the following prayer.

7 Keys to Mastering Your Life’s Mission #5: Hod

The power of listening, giving thanks and apologizing.

The Essence of Kabbalah

Mastering the art of receiving.

How I Chose My Hebrew Name

Prior to converting, I wanted to pick a Hebrew name that would reflect what I aspired to be.

What I Know

What I’ve learned about life so far, mostly the hard way.

My Adventures in Saying Kaddish

The night I thought I was the butt of some cosmic joke.

In India, with the Lost Tribe of Ephraim

We transcended barriers through the power of music and prayer.

Holocaust at the Shabbos Table

A Shabbos that was different from all others.

Can God Create a Rock He Can’t Pick Up?

A Jewish approach to the classical philosophical dilemma.

7 Keys to Mastering Your Life’s Mission: #1: Kindness

Using your unique gifts to transform the world around you.

Message from a Bird

Was God even listening to me?

When Things are Going Well

How to appreciate the daily gifts you have in your life.

Why We Eat Matzah on Passover

The connection between humility, faith and the holiday of freedom.

Passover: Feeling God’s Love

The more you believe it, the more you’ll receive it.

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.

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