Finding the Joy of Tisha B’Av

Why is the saddest day of the Jewish year called a “festival”?

My Startling Lesson in Baseless Hatred

I was fuming. No one had ever treated my severely handicapped daughter and me in such a cruel manner.

Stand Up Paddle Board and Facing Life’s Waves

Keep moving forward and don’t be afraid of the waves.

If There's a God, Why Is There Suffering?

Jewish approaches to the age old question.

My 30-Day No Complaining Challenge

It was way harder than I thought. Here are my three main lessons.

Why Did Edward Reichmann Want to be Buried with his Socks On?

The incredible story about the dying billionaire's odd letter to his family.

Next Year In Jerusalem, Part 1

A groundbreaking chronicle of spiritual search, originally published in Rolling Stone magazine, April 1977.

My Carpool Karaoke

How to handle traffic jams when James Corden isn’t sitting in the car next to you.

My Night in the Emergency Room

On the day of my mother’s unveiling, her words from the past came to comfort me.

The Green Speech Campaign: Creating Real Jewish Unity

Join the campaign and help increase respect, peace and unity during The Three Weeks.

Jewish “Fake News”

5 common misconceptions about Jews and Judaism.

My Journey to Observing Shabbat

My five-year struggle to give up technology and learn to connect to my soul.

Do We have Free Will? A Jewish Response

Do we have free will or are we biological robots?

Christ Killer

I’m learning to stand up for myself and assert my Jewish pride, even when it’s incredibly uncomfortable.

Judaism, Masturbation and Me

My struggle to refrain from self-satisfaction.

How to Become a Better Learner

Jim Kwik’s transformative ideas to increase your brain power.

Q&A: What Is the Purpose of Prayer?

God already knows what’s best for me, so why pray?

Middot Series #11 – Preserving the Peace

Harvey S. Hecker Character Development Series: Meeting others more than halfway.

An Inconvenient Mitzvah

Being a kind and caring person isn’t only for the times I feel like it.

The Nazi and the Jew-Doctor

What drove this tortured soul to seek out a Jewish psychologist?

The Blind Judge

State Supreme Court judge, marathon runner and tireless advocate for people with disabilities, Richard Bernstein is incredibly inspiring. Just don’t tell him that.

Judaism and Individuality

With so many rules, doesn’t Judaism force everyone to be the same?

Non-Jews Following the Torah in the Andes

"We were native Peruvians, but everybody called us 'the Jews'."

Learning to Receive

Sometimes it takes more courage to receive than to give.

Why Are You Keeping Kosher and Torturing Your Parents?

“Why are you doing all this?” they asked. Here’s what I wish I had answered.

Yizkor: The Memorial Prayer Service

A basic explanation of the what, how and why of this meaningful prayer.

God’s Unusual Introduction to the Jewish People

Why did God introduce Himself as “God of Exodus” and not “God of creation”? Five short answers.

Six Big Political Ideas the Torah Gave the World

One more reason why the Torah is so revolutionary.

Mystery Men and Women in our Lives

How small moments make a huge difference.

How Many Chances Would You Give?

Your friend borrowed and smashed your car. Would you lend it to him again?

My Aish Story

It all began New Year’s eve in a casino in Reno.

Remembering My Father, Rabbi Noach Weinberg

A glimpse of what it was like growing up with my loving, brilliant, trail-blazing father.

God’s Immunity Card

Growing up with chronic pain and deformities, I thought I paid my dues. How wrong I was.

Our Son’s Special Bar Mitzvah

One milestone day encapsulated the highs and lows of raising a child with Down's syndrome.

Joyce Azria: Fashion Icon and Orthodox Jew

The energetic designer’s journey from Chanel to Shabbat.

Hare Krishna & My Search for Truth

Growing up in an abusive environment, I was always yearning for home.

Splitting Your Sea

Life is not about the calm. It’s about the waves.

Don't Compare Yourself to Others

Why comparing yourself to other people will put you on the fast track to an unhappy life.

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