Get latest articles and videos with Jewish
inspiration and insights
The death of Leon Klinghoffer cannot be explained away.
We have become enslaved to the very technology designed to liberate us.
As the sun dips below the horizon on October 24, an estimated one million people worldwide will be participating in this extraordinary initiative.
Judaism's timely guidelines on preventing illicit sexual relationships.
Israeli expertise is working to prevent the spread of the deadly virus in Africa.
Discover why she is part of the upcoming worldwide Shabbat Project.
A contemporary lesson from the Torah’s application of quarantine.
Attacks and hateful rhetoric against Jews are on the rise – and it’s not just Jews who should worry.
Is an apology enough?
Life is full of disappointments and frustrations. Now what?
The stranger-than-fiction true story of Swami Vijayananda.
Ingrained bias caused Einstein to make what he called the biggest blunder of his career.
And why that is big news.
The real truth about love.
Don’t live in the past. The best is yet to come!
As someone who hated the dating scene and did something about it, Casey Shevel knows a thing or two about effective dating.
On setting up previous dates, moving to small town for a great job but few dates, and taking a break from dating.
Breaking someone’s heart for the right reason.
In Judaism, every day is Mother's Day and Father's Day.
The Torah manner of giving charity, respecting others' property, and dealing honestly in business.
Independent sources confirm many of the major and minor characters of the Bible.
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.
Nissim Black’s search for light amidst the darkness.
The Hanukkah Story in 8 hit songs.A short medley of pop music parodies through the ages.
Everything you need to know about Hanukkah. Share with your family and friends.
Miracles do sometimes happen. Based on a true story. A timely Hanukkah message.
When I go to sleep I’m out like a light. My wife though takes a bit longer and then blames me for it, like there’s a certain amount of sleep to go around, and I’m using all of it up.
We Jews love to laugh at ourselves. So let’s do that with some “Jewpers” – or Bloopers involving Jews.
Does focusing on material things bring happiness?
What is the essence of friendship?
Are you on the path to attain true success?
And they’re not what you think!
August 30, 2009
September 6, 2009 12:30 AM
what about moods and social progress?
Depending on what mood I am in, I tend to think of myself as "socially lazy" when I am outside of work. I have the right attitude when it comes to going out to my job 4-5 days a week, while attempting to advance my career, as well as keeping on the ball with my finances. However, I feel I tend to come up short when it comes to social interaction in large groups and parties, and based on some of my past experience, why bother trying to interact with others if it is not so engaging and difficult to keep up with other's conversations? I tend to think that if I go out to these social events, I'll feel worse than I did than if I were to just stay at home. As an individual with Asperger syndrome, I am good with keeping on the ball with my priorities, but I feel socially lazy at times unwilling to go out to social events due to all the crowdedness, drinking, and noise (and sometimes the temperature can be uncomfortable because there is either no a/c or too much body heat in the room). So, how do I avoid being socially lazy feeling difficulty meeting people?
September 4, 2009 2:06 PM
Self Starters Apply Here
Thank you Rabbi for the message today. Not quite sure of the word zreses? but I think I understand the meaning. That you can see what you have already done in the past and have a better self-image today about what you are capable of accomplishing.. So that you can be positive in your abilities and be a self starter. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~For whatever reason when I hire someone to help me, I can pitch right in and work like a steamshovel. But to start a chore or a project myself means it will probably not get finished. Thank you for the uplift today. Going to get to work on the self imaging.
September 1, 2009 4:32 PM
Very inspirational. Thank you very much.
I will now act with zreezus (I think that was the word).
Display my name?
Your email address is kept private. Our editor needs it in case we have a question about your comment.