Accessing the Judge Within: Ethics of the Fathers 1:8

Be a judge, not a lawyer, especially when it comes to the decisions you need to make in your life.

Through the Gate of Tears

Actualizing your potential on the Days of Awe.

Path of the Soul #5: Giving Honor

We seek honor, yet withhold giving honor to others. In truth, we've got it backwards.

On Anger

Anger, which can work so powerfully against happiness, is the very tool we've been given to get a handle on our invisible, elusive inner selves.

Human Nature: Inherently Good or Evil? Ethics of the Fathers 1:7

Avoiding the negative clears the path for our inherent goodness.

Getting and Giving the Love You Need

Valentine's Day and our ambivalence about love.

Path of the Soul #4: Patience

The root of impatience is the erroneous belief that we are the masters of our fates.

Path of the Soul #3: Gratitude

Making something of beauty out of what we do have, incomplete as it may be.

The Work

Can't stand the way your boss treats you? Chances are you're guilty of the same thing.

Path of the Soul #2: How Much Space Do You Take?

Being humble doesn't mean being nobody, it just means being no more of a somebody than you ought to be.

The Babe Ruth of Kindness - Ethics of the Fathers 1:5

The Next World is the place to commune with God; this life if an opportunity to perform kindness to others.

Path of the Soul #1: Discovering Mussar

How to close the gap between the high ideals we hold in mind and the living truth of how we act in life.

Gimme Shelter - Ethics of the Fathers 1:4

How to turn your house into a Jewish home.

Don't Look Down

Being Jewish means striving for spiritual excellence.

For Heaven's Sake: Ethics of the Fathers 1:3

What's your underlying motivation for doing good?

Three Pillars for a Meaningful Life - Ethics of the Fathers 1:2

The path to finding permanence in a transitory world.

At First Sight

What would it be like to be blind all your life, and then be able to see?

Zapping the Matzah Ball

How to create a spiritual experience out of Gastronomic Judaism.'s Game of Life

Here's a card game to play with your friends that's more satisfying than Trivial Pursuit.

Anger: The Inner Teacher

Anger can show us who we really are and how we cope with frustration. Here are 14 tools for mastering this powerful and potentially destructive trait.

Who Am I?

There is nothing more important than discovering who one really is. And there is no more qualified investor than oneself.

Sugar Bowl Priorities

Are we more interested in 'getting ahead' or in doing the right thing?

Mind Control

Are you held responsible for dark thoughts and provocative feelings that you can't control?

Self Development Formula for Personal Growth

Upgrade your BRAIN and you upgrade your G.T.S.S.

Learning to Like Yourself

I had been left totally alone, in absolute communion with myself. I could hardly wait to get away.

10 Rules for Perfecting the World

Think global, act local. Securing a free and peaceful world starts right in your own home, office and neighborhood.


Too many tombstones tell the story of tomorrows which never came.

An Open Letter to God

Dear God, we may not need to know "Why?" But we do need to know "When?"

Amos the Righteous: A Yom Kippur Fable

Those who believe in the power of good deeds love to tell his story.


The struggle and freedom of asking and giving forgiveness.

The Twin Towers of Light

When the enemies of civilization attempt to cast the world into darkness, the most potent response is to increase the light.

Judging Others - And Yourself

We should always give others – and ourselves – the benefit of the doubt.

The Lord is My Shepherd

The Book of Psalms is our response to God's love. An in-depth examination of one of the most famous psalms.

Who Is Honored? (part four)

Focusing on what is special about each person.

Who Is Rich? (part three)

The tool for being happy right now.

The Kindness Paradox - Pirkei Avot 1:5

Genuine kindness occurs when our sole motivation is caring about the welfare of others.

Elusive Holiness

Curtailing materialism can raise you to spiritual heights.

Rallying the Good

The Washington rally: good or bad?

Daily Omer Meditation

A practical guide to becoming great in 49 days.

Active Learning: Pirkei Avot 1:4

To truly understand Torah, philosophical principles need to be translated into action.

Who Is Brave? (part two)

Sometimes you gotta stand up and do what's right.

Mind-Boggling Choices: Pirkei Avot 1:3

God could have created a bunch of puppets. He created humans instead.

Who is Wise? (part 1)

The first of a 4-part series on character development.

Three Pillars - Pirke Avot 1:2

A chair needs three legs to stand. Our spiritual lives also have a 3-part balance.

Kindness A-to-Z

Sometimes we are too preoccupied to see God's kindness. Here's a user-friendly list of what we have to be grateful for.

Saving Ruchama Rivka

On Thursday night, March 7, take part in a special all-night Torah learn-a-thon to help a family in Jerusalem.

Please Forgive Me!

How to reestablish any friendship or relationship when you are clearly in the wrong.

Lovers of Humanity

Take a moment to let someone's pain register on your emotional Richter scale.

Did You See Darya in the Stairwell?

The visit that wasn't: An unexpected lesson from a visit to Ground Zero.

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