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.

4 Ways to Control Your Emotions

Our feelings do not need to define us or dictate our actions.

Billy Joel’s Star of David

The singer wanted to take a stand and be counted proudly as a Jew.

How to Really Grow During the Month of Elul

No one can help you grow unless you take responsibility for yourself.

Off the Grid: Joshua Safran’s Childhood Was Nothing like Yours

One boy’s improbable journey from witches’ commune to Jerusalem.

My Sudden Hearing Loss

My summer of unexpected challenges and heartfelt kindness.

Where's the Salt!

Don't blame, don't complain. A simple phrase that can change your life.

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.

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