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.

Judaism’s Golden Rule

Whatever is hateful to you, do not do to your fellow man.

Why Did God Create the World?

If God is perfect and has no needs, why create the world?

Judaism, Sacrifice, and the Education of Alex Clare

Before he became famous, the observant pop star gave up his career in order to stick to his Jewish beliefs.

Four Ways to Be Happier Without Changing Anything (but Your Mind)

Cynics beware! Following the advice in this article will make you happier.

Is Judaism Concerned with Conservation?

Does it really matter when a species goes extinct?

From Rose Bowl to Rashi: My Unique Journey to Judaism

The legendary all-star Rose Bowl running back makes his most sensational touchdown run as an Orthodox Jew.

Pat Quinn and Regaining the Power of Your Voice

Are we using our words as forces of healing or hurting?

A Soldier’s Gift: An Amazing True Story

One act of kindness has unintended life-altering consequences.

7 Ways to Become Your Best Self

Don’t settle for the counterfeit versions like power, success, fame, status, and wealth. Here’s how to insure that you’re on the right path.

A Holocaust Love Story

A powerful true story of Jewish heroism.

Before the Decimation: Researching My Family’s Past

In anticipation of my trip to Israel and visiting Yad Vashem, I’m digging into my family’s history.

Hockey Heroics and the Omer

Preparing for the big moment is the key to victory.

Shabbat as Social Action

As I learned more Torah, I started to understand that Judaism’s goal is to radically and completely change the world.

Why Rabbi Akiva is My Hero

10 life lessons from an accessible giant.

No Time to Think: 3 Ways to Defeat Pharaoh Today

We are enslaved by epidemic levels of distraction. Here’s how to break free.

When Do We Eat?: Eating to Live On Passover Night

Delayed gratification transforms the physical into an act of spiritual sustenance.

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