Your Divine Soul: Barriers to Spirituality and Holiness

The Torah tells us what we must avoid in order to achieve spiritual greatness.

Surviving My Mother's Suicide

Shanee Markovitz, 19, is working to stamp out the stigma of mental illness.

Pay Attention to Your Feelings

Don’t ignore your feelings. They are keys to self-discovery.

Your Divine Soul: The Study of Torah

The blueprint of the universe is the key to understanding reality.

Why Doesn’t the Torah Mention the Afterlife?

Belief in the Next World is a foundation of Judaism. Why doesn’t the written Torah talk about it?

The Jewish Definition of Success

Talents are the gifts God gives us. How we use those talents are the gifts we give back to God.

Thank God It’s Us and Not Some Other Family

A woman’s usual response to her husband’s recurring cancer.

Praying at My Father’s Grave

As a child I had very little contact with my father. After his death, my connection to him grew increasingly stronger.

Your Divine Soul: Becoming a Better Vessel for Divine Light

Spiritual achievement is only possible if man utilizes his intellect and acquires a degree of philosophic depth, emotional sensitivity, and moral sensibility.

My Son's Different Path

When children choose to become religious, it doesn't have to cost family harmony.

Life’s Most Important Question

Achieving our dreams begins with answering this question.

Your Divine Soul: An Introduction

A Jewish perspective on understanding the nature of the divine element that exists within man.

Life is Sacred: Euthanasia and Judaism

The Torah does not regard personal autonomy as unlimited. We are not free to do with our bodies whatever we see fit.

How to Stop Self-Sabotage

It starts by facing your underlying fear.

The Job Interview

How quickly a dream can turn into a nightmare.

PODCAST: Finding Light in Tragic Circumstances

How Risa Rotman kept the faith when her husband was fatally wounded during the Har Nof Massacre.

Judaism & Jealousy

Why is jealousy one of the Ten Commandments?

Rabbi Noah Weinberg Transformed My Relationship to Judaism

My Orthodox high school wasn't working for me anymore. Then I discovered the wisdom of Rabbi Noah Weinberg.

God and the World Cup

Is there anything spiritual about the World Cup?

The Chasid who Built a Church

Why was a church saying a perpetual mass for my father, a prominent Chasidic rabbi?

Speechless: The 6 Words That Rocked My World

I received a timeless message right before my wedding.

Escape from Newark

My harrowing flight home for Shabbat.

Saying Goodbye to Bacon

Deciding to keep kosher really meant grappling with one meaty addiction.

Being Jew-ish

Being the only Jew most of my students had ever met forced me to confront my Jewish identity.

My Bike Got Stolen

Things don't happen to you, they happen FOR you.

Are Religion and Science Destined to be in Conflict?

Each one is important, and when we understand the relationship between them, we will be able to appreciate how they can form a great partnership.

Embracing the Tears and Joy: My Life as a Widow

Not a second of my day goes by that I don’t miss my husband, but each day I try to focus on choosing happiness.

The White House "Hero Award"

Finding heroic opportunities in even mundane situations.

PODCAST: When Everything is a Crisis

Rabbi Aryeh Leib Nivin on how Jewish Time Management can help us through life’s challenges.

At Death’s Door in a Foreign Land

On vacation, a woman suddenly experiences organ failure with her life hanging by a thread.

How to Fight Through the Worst of Times

The powerful and harrowing true story of one man who beat the astronomical odds to survive cancer and his indefatigable mother who led the way.

My Father-in-Law’s Unusual Birthday Present

The best present isn’t what you get, it’s what you give.

After the Crash

Sometimes life can change in an instant.

The Most Important Message Graduates Need to Hear

It’s not the most talented who succeed. It’s those who never stop trying.

The Atheist Crusade

A Jewish rebuttal to Richard Dawkins' The God Delusion

How to Overcome Rejection & Failure

Steven Spielberg was rejected from film school three times.

Ten Things I Wish I Knew at My Graduation

Print and post on your fridge and read regularly.

6 Facts about Smiling

Modern science is discovering what Jewish wisdom already knew: smiling is crucial to our well-being.

From Skinhead to Jew

The incredible, true story of Frank Meeink, former white supremacist who embarked on a path to fight hate and embrace his Jewish heritage.

Jewish Heroes and Shavuot

The power of Torah is the influence of the giants of our past to shape the dreams and the aspirations of our future.

Of Angels, Cheeseburgers & Cheesecake

An in-depth, philosophical look into the custom of eating dairy on Shavuot.

My Husband Dated Me When I Wasn’t Jewish

But he refused to marry me and I called him out on it.

Dear Old People, It’s Never Too Late to Grow

We can’t blame the process of aging for being grumpy, callous or self-centered. We can still change.

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