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Why is 13 the age for a Bar Mitzvah?

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Elul: The Secret to Change

Elul: The Secret to Change

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When you don’t know where to begin, start here.

Lunch Lady Hero

Lunch Lady Hero

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The power of saying thank you. Watch this inspiring Ted Talk.

Our Waze or His Ways

Our Waze or His Ways

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Technology and the illusion of control.

The Redneck

The Redneck

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I learned a valuable lesson that fretful Friday: it’s best to not judge other people.

What Do I Know?

What Do I Know?

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When not knowing is true wisdom.

Making the Sacrifice

Making the Sacrifice

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What are you willing to give up for your beliefs? A lesson from Israeli soldiers.

Let Us Be Strong

Let Us Be Strong

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The Torah’s answer to dealing with enemies and critics around the world.

Dear Me

Dear Me

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Advice to my younger self.

Four Ways to Deal with Suffering

Four Ways to Deal with Suffering

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On rebuilding the shattered pieces.

5 Steps to a Happier Life

5 Steps to a Happier Life

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Change your attitude, change your life.

Stop Complaining

Stop Complaining

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And do something about it instead.

Israel’s Rollercoaster

Israel’s Rollercoaster

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With Hamas rockets raining down on Israel, we must continue our efforts on the spiritual front.

Faith in Times of Darkness

Faith in Times of Darkness

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Five ways to hold onto the power of faith.

Isaiah Austin's New Beginning

Isaiah Austin's New Beginning

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A devastating medical diagnosis produces a double-dose of inspiration.

The Buck Stops Here

The Buck Stops Here

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Life fulfillment starts with taking responsibility.

Four Excuses That Hold Us Back

Four Excuses That Hold Us Back

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You do have time and who cares about what people will think.

Uniting Together

Uniting Together

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The Jewish people are responding to the kidnapping as one family.

6 Lessons on Changing the World

6 Lessons on Changing the World

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Hard-earned insights from a Navy SEAL.

God and Parents

God and Parents

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God gives me what I need, not what I want.

Travels with My Ego

Travels with My Ego

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Rising above life's ups and downs.

Possessing Time

Possessing Time

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No matter how hard we try to possess it, time possesses us.

Catch Me

Catch Me

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Four ways Torah transforms my life.

King David’s Heart

King David’s Heart

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Life’s difficult challenges aren’t interruptions. They’re what we need to compose our unique song.

Four Questions for Graduation Day

Four Questions for Graduation Day

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How to find a sense of satisfaction when you never reach the finish line.

Dare to Achieve

Dare to Achieve

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An inspiring commencement speech at Indiana U by Jewish student, Parker Mantell.

Take The Shot

Take The Shot

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The only failure is not trying.

Three Types of Forgiveness

Three Types of Forgiveness

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Exoneration, forbearance, and release and the power of forgiveness.

Why I Love Going to Funerals

Why I Love Going to Funerals

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It’s not morbid. Nothing connects me to the power of life more than a funeral.

Why Rabbi Akiva is My Hero

Why Rabbi Akiva is My Hero

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10 life lessons from an accessible giant.

Getting Into Harvard

Getting Into Harvard

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A lesson from a Harvard admissions interviewer.

Sterling Words

Sterling Words

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Lessons from the Donald Sterling brouhaha.

I’m Imperfect

I’m Imperfect

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We’re all under construction. An a cappella music video.

What to Include in an Ethical Will

What to Include in an Ethical Will

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What values and lessons do you want to pass on to your children and grandchildren? Here are 40 of mine.

Passover: Never Give Up Hope

Passover: Never Give Up Hope

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Why was sanctifying the new moon the first mitzvah the Jewish People received as a nation?

6 Ways to Deal with Hypercritical People

6 Ways to Deal with Hypercritical People

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Spending Passover with a critical family member? Be prepared.

The Power of a Smile

The Power of a Smile

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How my pasted smile got me through a very difficult week.

More Than We Want to Breathe

More Than We Want to Breathe

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Embracing the spiritual opportunity of the Jewish month of Nissan and Passover.

Courtney Love’s 8 Million Dollar Tweet

Courtney Love’s 8 Million Dollar Tweet

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Imagine being sued for $8 million every time we gossiped.

The Runner who Must Fall

The Runner who Must Fall

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Post-Purim inspiration from a marathon runner with M.S. whose legs go numb when she runs.

All I See Is Kindness

All I See Is Kindness

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Would you give your home to a needy family?

7 Ways to Connect to God

7 Ways to Connect to God

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Purim is the opportune time to work on piercing through the darkness and strengthen your connection to God.

Analyzing Purim’s Main Characters

Analyzing Purim’s Main Characters

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There’s an Esther, Haman and Mordechai in all of us.

When God’s Face is Hidden

When God’s Face is Hidden

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Sometimes it is through the darkness that we can bring out our greatest light.

7 Life Lessons from Exercise

7 Life Lessons from Exercise

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How to tap into your real core strength.

Purim: Feeling Someone’s Pain

Purim: Feeling Someone’s Pain

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Where did Mordechai’s get the strength to sit for 10 years outside the palace?

3 Keys to Being Happy

3 Keys to Being Happy

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Stop pursuing it and start experiencing it.

Olympics of the Soul

Olympics of the Soul

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The gold medalist freestyle skier and his brother who has cerebral palsy are both champions.

Living in a Selfie World

Living in a Selfie World

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Me and a 2000 pound bull who’s trying to gore me? Have we lost our sense of self in a selfie world?

Shirley Temple Black and Fulfilling our Potential

Shirley Temple Black and Fulfilling our Potential

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She was a lot more than a famous actress.

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