Get latest articles and videos with Jewish
inspiration and insights
As England goes to the polls for a historic referendum, here are some little-known facts about Jews in the United Kingdom.
This couldn’t be my long-awaited son. This was a deformed baby.
My rendezvous with God at the top of Runyon Canyon before sunrise.
No, LeBron isn’t Jewish but he does embody many Jewish traits.
Imagine the naming of parks, institutions and sporting events in honor of Omar Mateen.
Every Jew should experience these items in their lifetime.
The film distorts the experiences of people with disabilities and goes against Judaism’s value of human life.
He is in counseling and working very hard on changing. Am I being a fool to stay and hope that he can change?
Omar Mateen unwittingly chose the very day on which God first proclaimed “Thou shalt not murder” to carry out his barbaric executions.
Harvey S. Hecker Character Development Series: Why do we give voice to the negative instead of focusing on the positive?
A video about Jewish unity created by a group of 7th graders.
What it really takes to be a champ.
I could not believe what I was hearing.
Healthy recipes for your Shabbat meal.
A reminder for fathers everywhere.
Yes, breaking up is hard to do, but if you want to end a relationship it’s a must.
How you can answer that big question for yourself.
How to give off the right signals to your date.
And how will we recognize him when he comes?
How to love and be loved.
Three terms that describe the Infinite Being.
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.
The miracle of survival, faith and the wisdom of a remarkable lady who knows how to live. (Adult discretion advised)
It’s no accident that the deal was finalized only last week.
A Harvard-trained psychiatrist working on a locked ward strives to find the good in his patients.
In the terrible, wonderful paradox of the Jew in exile, we are permanently, gratefully, happy. And temporarily, terribly sad.
My country is dominated by discussions of whether Britain should leave the European Union. I can’t wait until this is over.
Finding Dory reminds us that it's never too late to discover yourself and it's never too late to return to your roots.
What is your best tool to develop patience?
Despite the distance, it has forged an unbreakable bond for generations.
Discover the most important intellectual development in human history.
Why did God wait 49 days before giving the Torah?
April 10, 2013 1:09 AM
I don't often find myself saying it was better back when. It was just different and I was different in the past. As I grow older I find meaning in things I never even noticed before. There are always challenges and tough times, but hopefully with age comes the wisdom to deal with today's challenges in a better way than we did in the past.
March 23, 2013 6:30 PM
I found this message to be very inspiring,we do tend to think back at past hardships and tell ourselves that it wasnt so bad. Hence the bitter herbs!
March 19, 2013 4:40 PM
It's an old "saw". We cannot have the one, without, the other, and even today, in seeing the anguish, the terrible brutality in this world, it would be hard to embrace what is bitter without knowing we must do what we can to change this. On another plane, we have Divine Providence, a knowledge that we were "led" and to be led, in this way, to be able to talk about these deep ongoing metaphoric truths, requires the bad parts of the story, along with the good. We could not feel the climb, reach the spires of inspiration without this. But it cannot ever condone, can it, the suffering we experience. And so we are caught, and what we can do, is make the world better, brighter, more loving, and that's the Burnt Manuscript, what's within the ORDER of the commandments themselves. Mitva and Matza are related words. I see it. I hear it. I know it.
March 19, 2013 3:07 PM
I don't know...
I certainly understand your message, but I'm not sure. For me, those good old days *were* good. I had a lot of fun, I had a general feeling of well-being and optimism. Now, it doesn't look so bright. I'm fulfilling some of my dreams, and I'm grateful for that, but I can't call the life "before" bitter. I've commented before that Lori has a pretty nice life, bli ayin hara, that some of us don't have. She isn't struggling to make ends meet, she has a family that's close and loving, not estranged, etc. We didn't all get such a good deal. I'd imagine that many people look back to their "before" days and remember them well, not bitter.
March 20, 2013 6:02 PM
Everyone has their challenges.
Please do not assume that I do not have amy challenges, because believe me, I do, whether it be relationships, finances or health. I am a person like you, just my challenges are different than yours. My rebbetzin taught me "that there are no problems, only opportunities for growth," and that is how I choose to live my life-- to not only face my challenges, but somehow embrace them.
March 18, 2013 11:48 PM
those were the good old days
Like the children of Israel looking back at the onions and garlic and meats in Mitzraim and saying those were the good old days;no, they weren't good, but they were familiar, routine; they had to advance toward bravery and the future and not stay in a mindless rut
Display my name?
Your email address is kept private. Our editor needs it in case we have a question about your comment.