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Why Rabbi Akiva is My Hero

Why Rabbi Akiva is My Hero

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Splitting Your Sea

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Life is not about the calm. It’s about the waves.

Viktor Frankl, Passover, and the Meaning of Freedom Viktor Frankl, Passover, and the Meaning of Freedom

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Taste the power of true freedom.

Don’t Be a Slave to Your Ego Don’t Be a Slave to Your Ego

Don’t Be a Slave to Your Ego

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The surprising answer to how the entire Jewish People became enslaved by Pharaoh.

Tapping into the Magic of Passover

Tapping into the Magic of Passover

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How to make miracles in your life.

Matzah: Symbol of Oppression or Liberty?

Matzah: Symbol of Oppression or Liberty?

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Primo Levi’s account of his experiences in Auschwitz gave me the answer.

Don't Compare Yourself to Others Don't Compare Yourself to Others

Don't Compare Yourself to Others

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Why comparing yourself to other people will put you on the fast track to an unhappy life.

The One Thing We Need to Be Happier

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And the three myths that prevent us from attaining it.

Middot Series #10 – Compassion

Middot Series #10 – Compassion

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Harvey S. Hecker Character Development Series: How to become more of a caring person.

Shabbat and Vogue Magazine

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It seems like everyone is tapping into the transformative power of Shabbat.

My Epic Run in the Blizzard of 2017

My Epic Run in the Blizzard of 2017

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Because every moment is a chance to grow.

The Five Second Rule for Spiritual Transformation

The Five Second Rule for Spiritual Transformation

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It only takes five seconds to change your life.

Queen Esther: Five Lessons in Personal Transformation

Queen Esther: Five Lessons in Personal Transformation

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Queen Esther shows us how to overcome our obstacles and move forward, despite our fears.

Message from ISIS’s Jewish Prisoner Message from ISIS’s Jewish Prisoner

Message from ISIS’s Jewish Prisoner

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Steven Sotloff last message: your second life begins when you realize you only have one.

The Key to Happiness: Love Your Journey The Key to Happiness: Love Your Journey

The Key to Happiness: Love Your Journey

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How to be a human becoming.

One Choice Can Alter Your Destiny

One Choice Can Alter Your Destiny

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It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you’ll do things differently.

Eliminating Jealousy

Eliminating Jealousy

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A 3-step process to uncover the source of jealousy and uproot it.

5 Life-Changing Lessons From the Super Bowl

5 Life-Changing Lessons From the Super Bowl

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Because sports are human life in microcosm.

Turn the World On with Your Smile

Turn the World On with Your Smile

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Mary Tyler Moore chose her upbeat attitude despite her personal struggles in life.

Giving Everything We’ve Got: An Inspiring Story Giving Everything We’ve Got: An Inspiring Story

Giving Everything We’ve Got: An Inspiring Story

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A little girl, a storeowner and a bag of coins remind us that it’s the effort that truly counts.

Exercising My Spiritual and Physical Muscles

Exercising My Spiritual and Physical Muscles

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Going to the gym has become something I can’t go without. Surprisingly, so has deepening my spiritual connection.

Why Do We Cry? Why Do We Cry?

Why Do We Cry?

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If you don’t express sadness, you can’t fully experience joy.

The Power of Gazing at the Stars

The Power of Gazing at the Stars

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In a miff? Sometimes all you have to do is look up.

Middot Series #9 - Envy: The Path to Self-Defeat

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Harvey S. Hecker Character Development Series: Avoiding the damaging spiral of jealousy and frustration.

Inner Calm: Overcoming Worry and Anxiety

Inner Calm: Overcoming Worry and Anxiety

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A three-stage process of personal transformation based on Judaism and psychotherapy.

Get Happy

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How to reframe your life into a work of art.

Jewish Grit and Hanukkah

Jewish Grit and Hanukkah

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The incredible power of adding one consistent light at a time.

Putting God into the Equation

Putting God into the Equation

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The Hanukkah menorah reminds us that small miracles still happen.

Holy Jewish Chutzpah

Holy Jewish Chutzpah

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When it comes to spirituality, never take no for an answer.

Seeing Beyond Our Fears

Seeing Beyond Our Fears

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When Isaac Lidsky went blind, he faced down his fears and created a new vision for his life.

Middot Series #8 - Guard Your Eyes

Middot Series #8 - Guard Your Eyes

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Harvey S. Hecker Character Development Series: Judaism’s life hack for avoiding harmful images.

My Torah Mentor, Jiro the Japanese Sushi Master

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I just read the Torah in shul for the first time, thanks to an old Japanese sushi master named Jiro Ono.

Fall Seven Times, Get Up Eight Fall Seven Times, Get Up Eight

Fall Seven Times, Get Up Eight

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What really separates winners from losers.

Just Do It

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Why I observe Judaism even when I don’t feel like it.

Letting Go of Resentment in 5 Hard Steps

Letting Go of Resentment in 5 Hard Steps

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Since carrying it around is even harder.

10 Quotes on Cultivating Gratitude

10 Quotes on Cultivating Gratitude

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Just for today I am going to recognize the light instead of the dark, the love instead of the hate.

My Broken Ankle

My Broken Ankle

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Despite everything I’ve gone through, this is a big deal to me. I’m a wimp and I’m terrified.

The Roots of Thanksgiving
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The Roots of Thanksgiving

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How to truly feel thankful.

The Race to Catch My Flight

The Race to Catch My Flight

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Running as fast as I could as the final call blared, I realized I had lost my handbag.

Six Questions to Empower Yourself

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A tool to help you stop blaming and take personal responsibility for your life.

Slovie Speaks: The Girl from Last Week Slovie Speaks: The Girl from Last Week

Slovie Speaks: The Girl from Last Week

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Catch a loved one doing something good.

Why Do We Say Shabbat Shalom? Why Do We Say Shabbat Shalom?

Why Do We Say Shabbat Shalom?

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The deeper Kabbalistic significance of Shabbat.

18 Lessons I’ve Learned Training for the NYC Marathon

18 Lessons I’ve Learned Training for the NYC Marathon

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My grueling workouts have shown me how to surpass my internal limitations.

My Special Education

My Special Education

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I was a dedicated special ed teacher, but I was relieved they weren't my children. But God has a good sense of humor…

Happiness: The Three S’s of Sukkot

Happiness: The Three S’s of Sukkot

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Three tools for attaining more happiness.

My Yom Kippur Call

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It was one the hardest calls I’ve ever made. And it turned out to be one the best.

Yom Kippur: The Three Levels of Forgiveness Yom Kippur: The Three Levels of Forgiveness

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How to truly forgive someone who has hurt you.

Ten Inspiring Quotes for Ten Days of Repentance

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Motivation to begin change now.

Stephen Sondheim and the Great Yom Kippur Morality Play

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The perils of the unexamined life.

Middot Series #7 - Ethical Speech

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Harvey S. Hecker Character Development Series: Our words are a powerful force to build – and destroy.