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Lennon's Imagine

Lennon's Imagine

John Lennon articulated the vision. But it takes deeper wisdom to know how to accomplish it.

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Waking Up Thirsty

Waking Up Thirsty

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For the first time in many years, you feel the sensation of being of alive. A songwriter's meditation.

God Isn’t Out to Get You

God Isn’t Out to Get You

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Get rid of childish images of God that stifle your happiness and spiritual growth.

Finding God

Finding God

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Exploring the Jewish definition of God.

God Says Hello

God Says Hello

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Understanding the meaning of coincidences.

Cremation or Burial? A Jewish View

Cremation or Burial? A Jewish View

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Why Jewish burial is important — for you and the soul of the departed.

How to Have a Meaningful Life

How to Have a Meaningful Life

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It starts by getting five-finger clarity.

Know How to Answer Christian Missionaries

Know How to Answer Christian Missionaries

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Exploring sin, sacrifices and atonement, common themes used by missionaries.

The Ethos of Burning Man

The Ethos of Burning Man

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There are surprising commonalities between the popular gathering in the desert and the Jewish way of life.

Worst Day Ever?

Worst Day Ever?

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A Jewish teen’s poem goes viral, sending an inspiring Jewish message around the world.

Joy & Tisha B’Av

Joy & Tisha B’Av

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In the terrible, wonderful paradox of the Jew in exile, we are permanently, gratefully, happy. And temporarily, terribly sad.

The Goering Brothers: Heredity is Not Destiny

The Goering Brothers: Heredity is Not Destiny

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While Herman Goering was killing Jews, his brother worked tirelessly to save them.

Isn’t Judging Favorably Naïve?

Isn’t Judging Favorably Naïve?

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Judge others with the same measuring rod you judge yourself.

The Evil Eye

The Evil Eye

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We bring it upon ourselves through hubris, self-centeredness and insensitivity to others.

Torah and Thoreau

Torah and Thoreau

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My enthralling discovery that Henry David Thoreau’s ideas have their roots in Jewish consciousness.

The Choice of Self-esteem

The Choice of Self-esteem

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Our constant struggle between reality and denial.

Religion, Police & Functioning of Democracy

Religion, Police & Functioning of Democracy

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Is religion necessary for following societal rules?

The Kosher Song

The Kosher Song

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A must-see rap song about keeping kosher.

The Purpose of Leaving Egypt

The Purpose of Leaving Egypt

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Three central lessons from the Passover story.

Feeling Good Vs. Being Good

Feeling Good Vs. Being Good

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What really drives you?

If You Were God

If You Were God

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We often question God's ways. But given the chance, how would we do things differently?

Miracles, Human and Divine

Miracles, Human and Divine

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Like the days of Hanukkah, we are witnessing miracles today.

Hanukkah & the Essence of True Beauty

Hanukkah & the Essence of True Beauty

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Why did Judaism pose such a great threat to ancient Greece?

Witchcraft and Judaism

Witchcraft and Judaism

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If magic and the occult do exist, why are they so evil?

Einstein's Biggest Mistake

Einstein's Biggest Mistake

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Ingrained bias caused Einstein to make what he called the biggest blunder of his career.

Money, Sukkot & Affluenza

Money, Sukkot & Affluenza

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Sukkot and the sabbatical year teach us the Jewish perspective on wealth and happiness.

The Long Road to Heaven

The Long Road to Heaven

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If God loves us, why did He place us in such a dark and evil world?

Robin Williams’ Suicide

Robin Williams’ Suicide

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A Jewish perspective on the tragedy of suicide.

Jew Hatred: Understanding the World’s Insanity

Jew Hatred: Understanding the World’s Insanity

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Anti-Semitism renders irrelevant the justice of Israel’s war in Gaza.

10 Ideas Judaism Gave the World

10 Ideas Judaism Gave the World

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Some revolutionary concepts found in the Torah.

Who's Protecting Israel?

Who's Protecting Israel?

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It’s not just the Iron Dome we have to thank.

Why So Much Suffering?

Why So Much Suffering?

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Creating freedom without anarchy, order without tyranny.

5 Surprising Facts about Judaism
Chief Editor's Blog

5 Surprising Facts about Judaism

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Including you don’t need to be Jewish to get to Heaven.

English Words with Hebrew Origins

English Words with Hebrew Origins

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These common English words have their origins in Hebrew and Jewish thought.

Looks Could Kill

Looks Could Kill

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How the Hebrew month of Tammuz parallels the faculty of sight.

Darwinism, Morality and Free Choice

Darwinism, Morality and Free Choice

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Evolutionary biology’s corrosive impact on the foundations of human society.

What is a Mitzvah?

What is a Mitzvah?

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Every commandment is an opportunity to build a relationship with God.

Accepting Torah: Burden or Opportunity?

Accepting Torah: Burden or Opportunity?

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Why did we take on these restrictive commandments after finally becoming free?

The Atheist Crusade

The Atheist Crusade

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A Jewish rebuttal to Richard Dawkins' The God Delusion

Passover and the Zodiac

Passover and the Zodiac

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Slaughtering the Pascal lamb represented breaking free from predetermined forces beyond our control.

Performing Miracles

Performing Miracles

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God split the sea. What miracle can we do?

God Is in the Details

God Is in the Details

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Why do Jews obsess about details, and why do we need so many mitzvot anyway?

What Is a Jew?

What Is a Jew?

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Are we a religion, a nation, a race, or something else altogether?

Life after Death

Life after Death

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What matters most is maximizing our life before death.

Your Second Name, Reincarnation Part 2

Your Second Name, Reincarnation Part 2

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After you die, angels will ask you: What is your second name? Here’s how to reply.

Prophet

Prophet

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The film Noah has been banned by some Islamic authorities for depicting a prophet of God. What is the Jewish view of prophecy?

Purim and Serendipity

Purim and Serendipity

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How to find God.

Why Reincarnation?

Why Reincarnation?

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Exploring the mystical underpinnings of this misunderstood concept.

20 Favorite Jewish Quotes

20 Favorite Jewish Quotes

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From King Solomon to Einstein, exploring the meaning of some of the best Jewish quotes.

Deception

Deception

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Living in a world where appearances mask reality.