Ultimately, it's our choices that make us who we are.
Jewish philosophical approaches to one of life's fundamental questions.
Did Jewish mystical books inspire the Sorcerer's Stone legend?
Every component of the Exodus was meant to reveal another facet of how God is involved in the world.
What was the underlying conflict between Jewish and Greek philosophy?
By understanding God's manifestations in both male and female imagery, we can begin to unify our connection to the transcendence reality.
We are finally recognizing that reality includes a spiritual dimension. But somehow God has gotten lost in the shuffle.
By leaving the deceptive permanence of our homes to dwell in a temporary shelter, we let go of the most damaging illusion that blocks our inner eye from seeing God's presence.
I often felt resentful toward God, until I discovered that Rosh Hashanah is about empowerment, not guilt.
Can the world be redeemed?
A tool for staying focused on what's really important in life.
If there is an absolute standard of morality, then there must be a God. Disagree? Consider the alternative.
The State of Israel is faced with a difficult dilemma: To release terrorist prisoners in exchange for captive soldiers, or not. What does Jewish Law have to say?
We learn from Abraham that it is possible to have an argument with God and win, and that, indeed, God invites us to dialogue with Him.
The stories of the Bible contain ancient, timeless secrets for living an empowered life. From the very first words, we are inspired to connect with the light.
Kurt Vonnegut and encounters with the Infinite source of existence.
Free choice is humanity's "greatest gift," a gift that itself makes life worth living.
When "bad things happen to good people," by what standard does one define "bad"?
If morality and ethics are rendered meaningless, how's a principled atheist supposed to respond to injustice?
If Jews believe in a blissful afterlife, why does death cause us such inconsolable grief?
Tisha B'Av teaches that through pain and sadness, we can truly know pleasure and joy.
One who sees only random forces behind why we humans find ourselves here is ultimately bound only by his wants.
Death ends a life, not a relationship.
It isn't the physical life itself that makes the difference; it is the legacy.
Appreciating the gifts that old age provides.
How living the commandments empowers you to connect with God and be your true self.
Respecting elders is more than good manners, it shows what is truly important in life.
Is less really more? Why does Judaism have so many restrictions?
Being a Jew demands developing the intellectual and moral courage to live by what is true, even if the whole world stands opposed.
The pitfalls of trying to always be Number One.
Why did God create the world where grownups must suffer through inattentiveness, non-compliance, and general moodiness with our kids?
What is the most important element in achieving happiness?
Sometimes the best way to give is by allowing others give to us and take.
How can we ever truly enjoy something when we know that all things will pass?
Are you ready to die today?
How Shavuot and its parallel facets of meaning represent the intertwining of God's omnipotence with man's free will.
Everyone needs that one person who understands us and with whom we can communicate openly without any pretenses.
Parents give physical life to a child; teachers inject that life with purpose and meaning.
The faults we accuse others of can most often be found within ourselves.
Living with joy despite our setbacks and travails.