5 Rules for Setting Goals

How to make sure you stick to your resolutions this Rosh Hashanah.

While Grandma Died

A pre-emptive letter for when I reach old age.

Breaking the Procrastination Cycle

This Rosh Hashanah, choose life and move beyond the four zones of procrastination.

Ashton Kutcher’s Advice for Teens

Elul, Ashton Kutcher and an unlikely source for teen advice.

Whispers of 9-11

Inside the World Trade Center on that fateful day, Ari Schonbrun saw miracles.

Just Breathe!

A new video blog on Jewish tools for spiritual growth.

Peace on Earth in 30 Min., 45 with Traffic

Rosary beads, a yarmulke, and a lot of overthinking.

Flowers from My Husband

They don’t last, but their message certainly does.

Brave

Ever wonder what would happen if you say what you wanna say and let the words fall out?

Try Something New for 30 Days

Stuck in a rut? Elul – and this Ted talk – may have the answer.

Pay Attention to Your Feelings

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

Reply All Faux Pas

Don’t put in writing something that others would be uncomfortable to read.

Clinging to Miracles

The doctors didn’t think our son would make it through the night. Then the miracles began.

Mazel Tov, William and Kate

The royal baby, the future King of England, sure has a lot to live up to. Don't we all?

Four Spiritual Coping Strategies

Learning how to face life’s difficult challenges.

Facebook Envy

Keeping up with the Joneses in today’s oversharing world.

Rabbi Weinberg’s Marriage Advice

What qualities did you see in your spouse when you first got married?

Asking God for Forgiveness

Skip the paralyzing guilt. The classical confession helps us maximize the power of the day.

Doni’s Life and Loss

Reflections on raising and burying my 19-year-old son with bi-polar disorder.

The Iranian Mystery Man

Dr. Daniel Dana’s incredible journey from Muslim Shiite to proud Israeli citizen.

Shema Yisrael & the Motorcyclist

The meaning of proclaiming God’s unity.

It’s Not About the Wheelchair

Aaron Fotheringham’s confinement to a wheelchair isn’t stopping him from attaining his dreams.

Paradise Lost and Found

The secret formula for real happiness.

Snail Mail

Let’s bring back the art of writing a letter and mailing it.

Filling the Crevices of the Wall

In the darkness of destruction, we’re reminded of the opportunity to rebuild.

When Death Paid Me a Visit

This was no made-for-TV movie. It was real and shockingly happening to my life.

Four Steps to Effective Prayer

Am I talking to a wall? And doesn’t God already know what I need?

Black Jewish Rapper

His name is Nissim – which means miracles in Hebrew. An apt description of his life.

Aliyah: It’s Never Too Late

Life is about change and growth, no matter how old you are.

Living with Clarity

The death of 12-year-old Shoshie Stern reveals her parents’ spiritual greatness.

Infidelity

Protect yourself from crossing that line.

Learning from Shoshie

Rabbi Mike Stern reflects on the tragic death of his 12-year-old daughter.

Choosing the Jedi

I was on my way to joining the dark side.

Love or Respect

Which one is more important? It depends if you’re a man or a woman.

Leaving Lady Gaga

While searching for the next big thing, I found myself.

When Your Child has Cancer

14 lessons in faith and hope from a father who’s been there.

Music and Life

Is our relentless pursuit of success making us forget what’s really important in life?

As a Jew in State Prison

A harrowing tale of surviving anti-Semitism in prison, and the remarkable journey of self-discovery.

Snorkeling & the World to Come

Just because you can’t see it doesn’t mean it’s not there.

My Interfaith Marriage

We fell in love. It didn’t matter that I was a New York Jew and she was a devout Christian who grew up on a farm.

Rational Approach To Divine Origin of Judaism

Exploring Judaism’s unique claim that no other religion in history has made.

Shavuot: All Night Long

The power and excitement of learning Torah all night long.

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