Get latest articles and videos with Jewish
inspiration and insights
Little-known facts about this ancient Jewish community.
Why serious conversations can help speed up the dating process.
After moving out and initiating divorce, my husband is vowing to change. Should I give him another chance?
Watch this video to find out.
There’s a time to uphold the law and there’s a time to outright break it.
The extermination of the Jews was not a means to any end; it was an end in itself.
5 ways to combat the pressure to be perfect.
There’s so much pain in the world. But I’m just a teenager. What can I do?
An apology isn’t enough.
After leaving the NICU I was indescribably happy that my baby was alive. Then regular life kicked in.
The sublime act of thanking God after going to the bathroom.
Happiness doesn't come to you, it comes from you.
Convey the message: I enjoy spending time with you.
If you don't know what you're saying, why say it at all?
An epic true story of one family and a dryer.
Don’t let Ryan Gosling teach you about love.
Busting four prominent dating illusions.
She went ballistic after our break-up because I took her suicide threats seriously. Was I wrong?
Why do Jews obsess about details, and why do we need so many mitzvot anyway?
The tongue holds the keys to life and death.
Mohammed reacted with anger when Jews refused to recognize him as the last of the prophets.
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.
Little did I know that the source of my chutzpah reached back thousands of years, to Mordechai.
Watch the Purim story come alive.
This Purim, remove the four masks we wear and experience true joy.
Giving your teens helpful, safe guidelines.
You can tell the year that someone moved to Israel by the clothes that they wear. Here’s how.
As an English teacher at a Jewish high-school, I am witnessing firsthand the demise of cursive. And I couldn’t be happier.
How would your friends have reacted?
An exciting performance on top of a NYC skyscraper featuring two great Jewish performers.
Taking responsibility for the environment. A message for Tu B'shvat.
A 4-minute film on the life of Rabbi Noah Weinberg, commemorating his 5th yartzeit.
April 13, 2013
This project was created with funds granted by The Covenant Foundation, with Fiscal Sponsorship by The Foundation for Jewish Culture.
April 19, 2013 2:06 PM
A good way to look at it.
I like the way the story about the American homes was used to start the conversation. So true. The bus story to helped me to think about my distractions and motivations. Why should I pay $100 for a steak dinner just because my friends do it? Can it be that good or do they feel good to brag about it?
April 19, 2013 8:08 AM
something to envy
Clever and illuminating. Never realized that about American homes. Here in Israel, few have a spare room not in use. I've always thought a home shouldn't look too good from the outside because you don't want the burglars to be too impressed.What was really impressive about this family was the honesty and communication level between son and parents. They may suffer from envy but look how well they communicate! Now that's really enviable.
April 19, 2013 3:59 AM
Full of wisdom about life and overcoming envoy.
April 18, 2013 3:25 PM
Ah, wisdom! thank you for this. I'll look forward to more of your work.
April 18, 2013 2:33 PM
I didn't watch this but I was caught by the title, because I just wrote ENVY on line, on FaceBook and that this kind of green seems to cover the world. I will watch this. I will come back when I have time. The synchronicity that dominates every move I make, is so powerful, it brings me, to my knees.
April 18, 2013 9:56 AM
The comment the father made about the couple walking off into the sunset reminded me of something a good friend of mine once mentioned. She said she could never understand why love stories end right before they get married. What a shame, because after marriage is when all of the really interesting stuff happens!
April 17, 2013 8:42 PM
I loved it!
April 17, 2013 12:21 AM
Wonderul, Humorous, Highly Instructive
I learn so much from Hanan's videos - Repair, Landlord, Fear and Ilusion, Gratitude...I return to them for the wonderful wisdom they contain. Now, Envy - caused me to reflect honestly.- and I loved the message to look inside for what is unresolved rather than looking into other peoples windows. One could make so many comments on the wonderful and deep insights contained in this video. The humor, animation, voices, all so enjoyable.. Thank you so much Hanan. I look forward to the next one.
April 15, 2013 4:52 PM
Funny and brilliant!
April 15, 2013 2:19 AM
I Know the Feeling.
I had a girl who I liked a lot (we did not date). In the end, she married my ex-best friend, who knew well that I liked her.C'est la vie.
April 14, 2013 10:08 PM
I was a bit surprised that the mother spoke of her envy of her friend's son in such a manner in front of her son. Envy to improve oneself is a good envy. Envy of what another person has and making then comparisons is, in my mind, lashon hara.
Display my name?
Your email address is kept private. Our editor needs it in case we have a question about your comment.