Five Ways to Improve Your Emotional Fitness

Practical tips on how to transform your emotions and live a happier life.

My Bar Mitzvah in Abu Dhabi

My Bar Mitzvah was a commitment to accept life’s true messiness and to take responsibility for my own.

Six Steps to Facing Your Fears

Because the only way to create a life of growth and significance is by taking risks.

6 Jewish Ways to Respond to Anger

Practical tools for anger management.

Hell: What Do Jews Believe?

What is the Jewish definition of heaven and hell and why isn't the afterlife mentioned the Torah?

Seven Ways to Make Your Thoughts More Empowering

How to bring more positivity and optimism into your day.

Boundaries: Mayim Bialik on the Meaning of Mezuzah

The actress and passionate Jew reveals what this ancient mitzvah means to her in this personal, beautiful video.

Q&A: The Jewish Calendar

Why is it different and what is its significance?

Close Call: Sometimes Milliseconds Matter

Even the seemingly inconvenient occurrences are part of a larger plan.

At Home in Jerusalem Podcast: Serenity in the Face of Stress and Disappointment

Rabbi Aryeh Leib Nivin on overcoming life’s missed opportunities and upheavals.

When My Son Clinically Died

He had fallen into a pond and was found blue and lifeless. Then the miracles started to happen.

Henny Machlis: A Truly Great Jewish Woman

How did an ordinary Jew from Brooklyn become one of the greatest lights of our times?

How I Conquered My Eating Disorder

Gabi discovered a path out of self-hate, faking it and critical judgments. She found her inner fighter and along with it her health, her passion, and her life.

The 6 High Performance Habits that Make People Extraordinary

All successful people share six common, consistent habits regardless of their area of expertise. Everyone can emulate them.

My Return to the Mikvah

I was desperate to get my marriage back on track and reclaim the intimacy we once felt with each other.

Cheshvan: Turning the Bitter into Greatness

The spiritual growth we’ve harnessed this past month is available throughout the year.

Asking God

His friend had seven children. He was only asking for one.

Six Jewish Strategies for Spiritual Growth

A daily regimen for building your spiritual muscles.

My Nickname Was Retard: How I Survived Bullying

With no friends and no future in sight, Ben cried himself to sleep at night, even contemplating suicide. But then he had a revelation that changed everything.

Why the 4 Species on Sukkot?

Everything has its own part to play the Divine orchestra.

The Seven Heroes of Sukkot

Why Jews invite these biblical heroes to the sukkah each night.

“All of You Hungarians are Anti-Semites”

A Hungarian, non-Jewish supporter of Israel experiences bitterness and mistrust from Jews, especially survivors.

A Shelter of Belonging: How the Sukkah Can Connect Us to Each Other

Open to the stars, we are able to see beyond the walls that divide.

Going Orthodox: 8 Things that Surprised Me Living as an Observant Jew

I was still insecure and nervous about living a Torah observant life. What would my new life look like?

The Secret to a Guilt-free Yom Kippur

Understanding the crucial difference between negative guilt and constructive regret.

Donkey Kong, Secret Agent Man and Not Feeling God’s Love

Four reframes for the times you feel very distant from God.

5 Ways to Achieve Real Change

How to nudge yourself into accomplishing your goals.

Q&A: Why Do We Fast on Yom Kippur?

For one day we single-mindedly focus on the soul.

Middot Series #12: Spiritual Accounting: Putting it into Practice

Harvey S. Hecker Character Development Series: A system for constant self-assessment is essential for real change.

8 Things I’m Letting Go before Rosh Hashanah

Because we can’t start anew until we stop what we’re doing.

My Moment of Truth

As my father’s cries entered the deepest crevices of my heart, I had an epiphany.

Seven Affirmations for a Peaceful Year

How to avoid the painful arguments and hurtful remarks that harm our relationships.

Infusing Repentance with Mindfulness, Compassion and Self-Love

Creating the conducive environment to grow, heal and make amends.

Spiritual Deficiency Syndrome and What You Can Do About It

Take this important annual spiritual checkup before Rosh Hashanah.

Feeling the Love on Rosh Hashanah

God judges us only because He loves us and cares about what we do.

God Protect You: Grandma’s Necklace She Saved from the Holocaust

The pendant’s life-affirming message of hope gave her courage to embrace challenges throughout her life.

Sliver by Sliver: Rosh Hashanah, Weight Loss and the Path to Real Change

Greatness comes through the tough, little actions we make every day.

The Truth about Religion: Using Evidence to Decide What to Believe

Religions tell stories about the world. We want to know if there is truth in those stories. How can we find this out?

Why Did God Create Me?: A Jewish Response

It wasn’t because He was bored or lonely.

A Wedding, 9/11, and a Ticket to Yeshiva

The inner workings of a young man about to go to Israel and leave everything behind.

A Short Guide to a New Head

Three ways to lift out of the confusion and feel closer to God.

How Jury Duty Prepared Me for Rosh Hashanah

I thought jury duty was going to be waste of time. Instead it changed my life.

Taylor Swift’s New Song as a Jewish Guide to Forgiveness

Look what you made me do and three other common obstacles to forgiveness.

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