Workshops for Toddlers

What a group of two-year-olds taught me about joy.

Dealing with Death

Death ends a life, not a relationship.


21 friends, 252 pounds, 8 weeks... $10,000

No Magic Wand

I wanted faith without duties, a God that provided not only the cure but also the motivation.


I've lost my connection to the past, and no matter how much time passes, there is a crevice in my heart.

Feeling God's Pain

Taking responsibility for the Jewish people.

Our Landlord, the Rabbi

Renting Rabbi Shmuel Orenstein's NYC apartment changed our lives.

Correcting Our Vision

Why did God create so many of us with faulty vision?

Bah, Humbug!

A common mistake people make when it comes to joy.


Some relationships are inherently volatile.

A Woman of Strength

Mrs. Rose Gibber taught me the importance of protecting the dignity of people, even an obnoxious kid like me.

Ethics of the Fathers: Overconfidence

A rush to judgment poses the greatest threat to a civil society.

Becoming One

The Jewish definition of marriage.

The Blessings of Unanswered Prayers

Is there a prayer expiration date? Was breathing a passing grade?

Searching for My Lost Tribe

It never occurred to me that it was right under my nose.


Hey! I'm a member of the tribe too!

Spiritual Ecology

Everything in the world has the capacity to serve a higher purpose, even mice.

My Student, My Teacher

Sometimes it’s the blind who lead the sighted.

Connecting to God

How to experience the most joyful feeling.

Joyful Energy

How to send energy to your body.

FAQs: Why is There So Much Anti-Semitism?

Most given causes are just excuses. What's the real cause?

Start at the Bottom

John Wooden and his remarkable shoelace lesson.

The Gift of Desperation

How did I lose 68 pounds and morph into the person I dreamed of becoming?

Marriage Year One

It's the best and worst year of your marriage.

Good Shabbos, Dad

Being raised as a rather non-religious Jew, I'm often asked what it's like to have orthodox parents.


Why are we putting so much pressure on our young kids?

Feeling God's Love

My brush with death opened my eyes to the reality of God’s love.

Instant Education

We've created a generation that has stopped thinking.

Your Endorphin Factory

Your magnificent brain produces joyful hormones.

From Jesus to Judaism

A Jewish woman's journey through Christianity and back.

Telling Jokes

Humor is a powerful tool. Use it wisely.

Leap of Faith?

Why did the Jews at Sinai accept the Torah before understanding everything in it?

Focus on Joy

The key to being more joyful.

People of The Book

This Shavuot, make the commitment to learn Torah.

Joyful World

Words are instructions for the mind.

Touching Bedrock

Kirk Douglas reconnects with Judaism – deep underground.

Holocaust Legacy

It's not the tattooed number that we need to ensure is carried on.

In Search of a Kidney

What are the odds of winning the jackpot… twice?

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