Get latest articles and videos with Jewish
inspiration and insights
Amazing true story about what happens when we make peace our top priority.
Judaism, Shabbat and the feminine mystique.
The team hasn’t won a World Series in 108 years. Is it really due to a curse, as many people believe?
A revealing video about how Israel treats Palestinians.
It is pointless to argue with those who happily pervert reality in the service of their profoundly held prejudices.
A true story about a cranky mob, a kind bus driver and how to transform misery into blessing.
My husband wants to plan a big family trip that we can’t afford. He thinks it’s important; I don’t.
My friend is so mean to me. Help!
What I learned in 60 minutes at Life's SuperStore.
I was a dedicated special ed teacher, but I was relieved they weren't my children. But God has a good sense of humor…
I used to see Judaism as a restriction, but now I view it as a way to take better care of my soul.
After my two strokes, doctors told my parents that I would never walk, talk or learn in a mainstream classroom. God had other plans.
The stranger who yelled at my husband and the perils of misjudging others.
How to foster strong family bonds.
What a remarried couple needs to know to start their blended family on the right foot.
Great conversation starters you can use on a date.
Common obstacles on the road to finding your soul mate.
How to share sensitive information to your date.
Kurt Vonnegut and encounters with the Infinite source of existence.
My boyfriend is an observant Jew, I want to convert, and my mother is freaking out.
Life is full of distractions from the underlying reality of God's existence.
Practical and relevant insights on the weekly parsha.
Advanced-level midrashic and Kabbalistic illuminations on the weekly parsha.
Lessons, stories and discussion questions for parents and kids.
How could my dinky menorah compete with all those dazzling lights?
Crossing the finish line despite all odds.
Miracles do sometimes happen. Based on a true story. A timely Hanukkah message.
An Infographic to SHARE with friends and family.
“Soon by You”, a web series about the New York dating scene, is turning heads.
Why do people judge others so harshly on social media?
A retired event planner dishes on invitation etiquette.
What do you want to be remembered for?
How to truly forgive someone who has hurt you.
Justin Timberlake, celebrating the new year and the joy of being Jewish.
Sanford J. (Sandy) Goodman,
June 13, 2012 4:03 AM
Lori, you said it so eloquently
I know what it is to be a father. Yes I was there for my son despite the pressures of working and makng a living.
My wife Chana just observed yahrtzeit and she remembers her father being the pillar of the family and a good role model.
Thank you for appreciating fathers.
Sandy Goodman, Dallas Texas
June 13, 2012 2:34 AM
Wonderful memories of my own childhood. My father was visually impaired, but in spite of his handicap, he went to work everyday and then he came home and we ate dinner as a family. My father was entitled to disability but did not apply for it due to the fact that he wanted to work in an honest livelihood without any governmental assistance. He was the president of the neighborhood association where we lived which was volunteer. He loved to help others. He was personally offered money to help others as president of the association but always declined to accept any money. He just wanted to live an honest life. His first love was his family and his second love was helping others. As a child, after camp ended, I remember going to Atlantic City as a family, including my father, mother, brother, paternal grandmother and my paternal uncle who lived with my grandmother. My mother always drove the three hour trip because she was the only one who drove. My father passed away almost nine years ago which will be next month and my mother just passed away three months ago (four days after Purim). Now, at 52 years of age, I have wonderful memories growing up. I am very happy that my children knew all of their grandparents as well as two of their great-grandparents (my maternal grandfather who passed away seven years ago which will be this coming Shabbos and my wife's paternal grandmother who passed away a few years ago).
June 12, 2012 4:21 PM
That was great, Lori
Reminds me of my own childhood.
June 12, 2012 3:38 PM
Dear Lady Lori Palatnik
I felt that you were addressing me with your profound expressive and impressive feelings of love, appreciation, respect and concern to your dear father on the occasion of Father's Day.
Your message, as I see, is a touching guidance and most wanted awakening to those who take the occasion with the least THOUGHTFULNESS.
May God embrace you with His Love, Care and Protection.
My love, respect and appreciation.
June 10, 2012 7:46 PM
my father also took his role seriously and did everything he could to take care of the family. My mother also worked and together they more than adequately provided for the family's needs and comforts. But when I grew up I wasn't so smart. I married a man without my parent's approval. He was such a nice guy. Only problem, he has never seemed to think it was his job to provide for his family. He has always leaned on me to earn the paycheck and the health insurance. In a modern era, why should the man be the breadwinner? He actually preferred to stay home with the kids after I gave birth to them and let me go right back to work. So after I got laid off last year, I was afraid--would he finally step up to the plate and start working hard to earn money for his family? The answer is no. He now relies on my paltry unemployment check to come in and asks me often if I've remembered to claim for the week. Bottom line, he was not born with that sense of responsibility. His parents always bailed him out. He had no consequences for failing to earn enough to live. When he married me, it must have been a big relief for his parents to let me take care of him. Now they are in their 80's and he calls them all the time to ask for money to pay the mortgage. When is your wife going to get a job? they ask. Can you imagine? They don't bother to ask him the obvious question.
June 10, 2012 5:03 PM
I hear ya, Lori!
I also have a wonderful dad :) I have three sisters, and our dad would do anything for his girls :) <3
Display my name?
Your email address is kept private. Our editor needs it in case we have a question about your comment.