My Journey in the Holy Land

We cannot become what we want to be by remaining what we are.

Forgiving the Impossible

During the Holocaust, my grandmother gave up everything for her closest friend, only to be abandoned in return.

Can I Really Change the World?

How one small act can trigger movement across generations.

8 Ways to Make Your Life Miserable

And keep the insidious feelings of joy and gratitude at bay.

Stop Drifting

Create the plan to get the life you want.

Elie Wiesel and the Radicalization of a Hassidic Girl

Elie Wiesel took me to Auschwitz and in a certain way, I never came back.

In a Heartbeat

Mordechai Sultan was about to suffer a massive heart attack that would have killed him if not for an incredible series of incidents.

The Ten Commandments & God

God’s ten basic, yet profound instructions for how to lead a moral life.

When My Best Friend Dumped Me

One day she valued our friendship and the next day she didn't. These four tools empowered me despite the pain.

A Wounded Faith and Loyal Hasid

My unexpected encounter with Prof. Elie Wiesel gave me a glimpse into his regal soul.

Crash Course in Jewish Blessings

Why do we bless God? Isn’t He blessing us?

Middot Series #5 - Integrity: Will the Real You Please Stand Up

Harvey S. Hecker Character Development Series: Life's greatest challenge is the battle for self-respect.

Moses and the Secret of Greatness

Moses, not Muhammad Ali, was “the greatest” because he never acted as if he was superior to anyone else.

How to Show You Care

Reclaiming the forgotten power of writing a letter.

My Imperfect Baby

This couldn’t be my long-awaited son. This was a deformed baby.

The View from the Mountain

My rendezvous with God at the top of Runyon Canyon before sunrise.

I Am Not Orthodox

A video about Jewish unity created by a group of 7th graders.

Ten Things I Learned from My Doctors

Since the physical world is a reflection of the spiritual.

My Miracle Surgery

The professor looked at me and said, “You, my dear, are a walking miracle. I can’t believe my eyes.”

Getting Rid of Toxic Phrases in the Home

15 negative phrases to avoid and their hopeful alternatives.

Steph Curry’s Shavuot Message

Forget the moment of glory. Real success is built on daily consistent choices.

We’re Not Doing God Any Favors

All this time that I thought I was giving I was really receiving.

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.

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