Jewish Birthdays

Enter the rhythm of Jewish life through the Jewish calendar.

High Priestess

The shmata on my head is a statement as bold as my red curls: I am proud to be a Jew.

The Long Road to Heaven

If God loves us, why did He place us in such a dark and evil world?

Elul: The Secret to Change

When you don’t know where to begin, start here.

Lunch Lady Hero

The power of saying thank you. Watch this inspiring Ted Talk.

Our Waze or His Ways

Technology and the illusion of control.

Elul: Tax Season for Your Soul

Time to start preparing your end-of-year spiritual report.

The Muslim Spy who Became a Jew

Avraham Sinai was a Hezbollah informant who risked his life for Israel.

Robin Williams’ Suicide

A Jewish perspective on the tragedy of suicide.

Someone's Taking Minutes

Would you want to edit the transcript of your day?

Making the Sacrifice

What are you willing to give up for your beliefs? A lesson from Israeli soldiers.

Let Us Be Strong

The Torah’s answer to dealing with enemies and critics around the world.

Rock Bottom

The death of my husband forced me to reexamine the purpose of my existence.

Jew Hatred: Understanding the World’s Insanity

Anti-Semitism renders irrelevant the justice of Israel’s war in Gaza.

Why So Much Suffering?

Creating freedom without anarchy, order without tyranny.

Max’s Mission

The short life and heroic death of Max Steinberg.

Who's Protecting Israel?

It’s not just the Iron Dome we have to thank.

Someone Is Always Watching

You are going to be caught in the act. Make sure it’s something to be proud of.

A Special Soul

How my special needs sibling changed our family and our community.

Stop Complaining

And do something about it instead.

5 Steps to a Happier Life

Change your attitude, change your life.

5 Surprising Facts about Judaism

Including you don’t need to be Jewish to get to Heaven.

As Sirens Blare Across the Land

An elegy to the Jewish people for the 17th of Tammuz.

The Right Time

Things happen when they’re supposed to happen.

Israel’s Rollercoaster

With Hamas rockets raining down on Israel, we must continue our efforts on the spiritual front.

My 18 Days of Waiting

My story is different, but I relate to the horror the three families experienced not knowing if your child will survive.

English Words with Hebrew Origins

These common English words have their origins in Hebrew and Jewish thought.

Don’t Be Nice to Me

Yes, I broke my ankle – now leave me alone.

Heartfelt Prayer Is Never in Vain

Rachel Frankel said, “If tomorrow, God forbid, I’ll hear the worst news, I don’t want my children to feel that where did all my prayers go?”

Isaiah Austin's New Beginning

A devastating medical diagnosis produces a double-dose of inspiration.

Looks Could Kill

How the Hebrew month of Tammuz parallels the faculty of sight.

Faith in Times of Darkness

Five ways to hold onto the power of faith.

What I Learned from the Lubavitcher Rebbe

Out of the blue, the Rebbe summoned me. He wanted to send me on a challenging mission.

I Didn’t Move for the Shopping

The most important factors to consider when moving, including to Israel.

The Buck Stops Here

Life fulfillment starts with taking responsibility.

Darwinism, Morality and Free Choice

Evolutionary biology’s corrosive impact on the foundations of human society.

Four Excuses That Hold Us Back

You do have time and who cares about what people will think.

Israelis Living Abroad

Many are open to taking a fresh look at Judaism.

Uniting Together

The Jewish people are responding to the kidnapping as one family.

Chicken Soup for the Mind

A Chinese girl forced me to confront what it means to be Jewish.

Possessing Time

No matter how hard we try to possess it, time possesses us.

What is a Mitzvah?

Every commandment is an opportunity to build a relationship with God.

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