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.
Striving to live with an awareness of the pain of others and do what we can to alleviate their burden.
You don't need to be famous to be a hero.
Living life urgently, intensely and purposefully.
Why wait for a funeral to give heartfelt praise about those you love?
Whether you're over the hill or not depends on whether you still feel like climbing.
What comfort do we find in all the noise?
Not a chance. Adversity -- wherever it strikes, whomever it takes and whomever its spares -- always has a reason, even when it cannot be discerned.
Who is the master of your universe? A Rosh Hashanah meditation.
Why is it necessary to bring the body and soul together for ultimate eternal reward?
Waiting for the Messiah means knowing that he will bring the world to the recognition of the Almighty and at last fulfill the national mission of Israel.
Rosh Hashana instills the awareness that God judges and rewards my actions, which gives meaning, purpose, and justification to life.
Yes these are Days of Awe, but they are days of exhilaration too.
With the understanding that Torah is absolute, there is no time when it becomes inappropriate or irrelevant.
Every letter of the Written and Oral Torah transmitted through Moshe Rabbeinu was of Divine origin.
The uniqueness of the Siniatic experience differentiates the Jewish faith from all others.
Divine inspiration cannot provide a sufficient basis for an authoritative Torah.
With this Principle, the Rambam parts company with Aristotle and describes a God who necessarily preceded Creation and is free to choose to create.
If one believes that God is physical, inevitably he will feel capable of escaping Him.
Pleasure and pain, joy and sorrow all have one Source.
Why should an affirmation of God's absolute existence determine one's ability to fulfill Torah?
Explore a number of meaningful issues raised by the film The Matrix.
Personal trustworthiness is the foundation for faith in God. Why?
Most college students are being taught that there is no truth, removing debate from the modern campus. The result? Intolerance and closed-mindedness.
The ideological battle over genuine security and strength.
What makes a drawing a Michelangelo? And what makes a religion Divine?
The greatest satisfaction is accomplishing in a world where God is hidden.
God may make it difficult for us to approach Him in order to increase our eventual reward.
Doing good unto others is a key component of spiritual health.
The existence of good and evil allows man to make the right choice, and merit greater closeness to God.
One of the highest human pleasures is that of accomplishment -- completing a job well done.
The gift of a Divine soul separates man from the rest of God's creatures.
What ultimate good does God offer His creations? Our ability to connect to Him.
God's motivation for creating the world sheds light on our own life goals.
All leaders draw their power from faith. The only question is where that faith is directed. In times of national crisis, that decision is critically important.
We are witnessing events that shake us and cause a seismic shift in perception. Attaining clarity of what it all means is our goal on Yom Kippur.
With Palestinian propaganda aimed at severing the Jewish Biblical connection to the Holy Land, the revelation at Mount Sinai has suddenly been thrust into the spotlight.
When reading reports of hair-raising cruelty, trusting God means knowing that the answers to why Israel is under attack are there, even if they are not obvious at the moment.
It's today's mantra. But there are times when even super-human effort isn't hard. How do we get over that hurdle?
What is the purpose of existence? Let's first answer: What is the purpose of the Nike shoe factory?
I always thought creationists were Bible-belt fundamentalists. Denying evolution would put me on their side, and jeopardize my self-image as an East coast Jewish intellectual...
Explore 7 remarkable milestones of Jewish history that defy historical patterns and fulfill ancient prophecies.
Does the intricate design of the universe serve as evidence for the existence of God?
It's natural to protect ourselves from information we perceive as threatening. But it can be a big monkey wrench in seeing the elephant and recognizing God.
Meaning is one of man's greatest needs. Can life have meaning if existence is the result of a random occurrence?