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.

8 Ways to Turn Darkness into Light

This Hanukkah choose to create your own miracles.

My First Hanukkah in Communist Russia

No one saw my pitiful menorah. Little did I know how that small flame would grow into a huge light.

Jewish Revenge & Hanukkah

A spiritual response to difficult times.

5 Lessons from 95-Year-Old Holocaust Survivor

This Thanksgiving, learn from my wife’s grandmother who survived the nightmare of Auschwitz.

Victim of Rape

How I learned to stop blaming myself and rewrite my script.

8 Ways to be More Thankful

This Thanksgiving take the gratitude challenge.

My Wedding Anniversary

Who you marry is one of the most important decisions you’ll ever make.

Happiness Hall of Fame author awarded for radiating the power of joy.

Pray for Others First

The secret to getting your prayer answered.

No More Monday Blues

Transform your weekdays with the gifts of Shabbat.

Finding God

Exploring the Jewish definition of God.

We All have Challenges

It’s how you frame them that makes the difference.

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