What is the Purpose of Life?

Jewish thought answers with one word: pleasure.

Bubbie Boot Camp

You're not doing God any favors.

Why Not?

Two words changed everything.

Confessions of a Flaming Baal Teshuva

Living an observant life is beautiful and it needs to be expressed in an atmosphere of love and respect.

You're a Leader

It's up to all of us to take responsibility for the Jewish people.

Thanksgiving Blessings

After losing my son, I began to understand what it means to be grateful.

My Long Road Home

My path to Judaism began with the question: What would Jesus do?

Thank You Mrs. Hoffman

Who are you going to personally thank this year?

100 Blessings

Why should I be grateful?

My Special Education

I was a dedicated special ed teacher, but I was relieved they weren't my children. But God has a good sense of humor…

Intimacy: What's Sacred?

Why pre-marital relations is a bad idea.

Learning to Fly

I grew up with the four H's: Holy Land, Holocaust, Hebrew and Holidays. But it was the fifth H that changed my life.

The Woman in the Park

With all my flaws, am I worthy of love?

Default Judaism

The Jewish middle class is disappearing.

Does Polite Equal Good?

How I unexpectedly discovered the key to genuine goodness.

My Facebook Hiatus

Breaking free from the 'being liked' trap.

Bringing Our Kids Home

We can all reach out to our fellow Jews.

What Do I Know?

When not knowing is true wisdom.

Wiring Our Kid's Hard Drives

Everything we say to our kids goes in, and one day they're going to access it.

Under the Prayer Shawl

Secrets of the Priestly Blessing

In the Sukkah

In that temporary shack we felt our permanence.

The Yom Kippur Dare

Do I ask God for another chance, a chance I know I don’t deserve?

My Yom Kippur Resolution

I cringe thinking how much aggravation I caused this woman.

Yom Kippur: Partner Track

Does God really care about the nuances of my life?

Vegetarianism and History’s First Murder

Understanding the utopian state in the Garden of Eden.

Yom Kippur: Raise the Bar

Bringing the power of the day into the rest of your life.

Identifying Your Life’s Mission

This Rosh Hashanah, electrify your life with purpose.

The Miracle Called Me

The shofar blast reminds us that our essence is truly free.

The Names of God

Exploring the meaning of God's two most essentials names: An excerpt from R. Weisz's new book PrayerWorks.

Shana Tova?

Can we be optimistic about the coming new year?

Rosh Hashanah: Extending Life

Getting signed into the Book of Life.

My Moment of Weakness

Do you want God to cut you some slack?


Don't wait till you're really lost.

A Second Look at Judaism

Torah has practical wisdom for every aspect of life.

The Chain of Life

I don’t want to be stereotyped as the girl who lost her dad in 9/11.

Am I for Real?

There was a little voice of doubt that worried me. What if I was a fake?

Encounters with Elijah

Elijah the Prophet showed me what it means to be a Jewish princess.

Unplug & Reconnect

Life is great. Disconnect and enjoy.


How many rooms do you really need in your house?

Abba, Where Are You?

I'll never forget the day we found out my father had cancer.

Camp Simcha

At age 18, what did I know about caring for a kid with multiple special needs?

World's Greatest Love Story

Nancy and Howard Kleinberg's love story is nothing short of a miracle.

Hurricane Irene and Elul

Make sure you prepare for what's coming.

Three Words of Self Doubt

You're not serious about your goal if you use one of these three words.

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