Get latest articles and videos with Jewish
inspiration and insights
Some women seem to be more interested in over-achieving than in maintaining a relationship.
Appearances can be deceiving.
This Purim, remove the four masks we wear and experience true joy.
Despite Israel’s lawful origins, it is the only country in the world whose legitimacy has been questioned.
A warning to the world from the UN General Assembly podium: Don’t close your eyes to the atrocities around you.
Palestinian terrorism verdict shatters long-held myths and illusions.
Leonard Nimoy, who passed away last week, explains how the hand-gesture of the Priestly blessing became Spock’s Vulcan salute.
How did he get the Jewish people to listen and help save the day?
Help! I need to lose weight after being in bed for a month with mono.
A proud polio survivor, I was blissfully unaware of the stigma many attach to paralysis and deformity. Until I wanted to start dating.
Getting the strength to live by your clarity.
And their underlying Jewish values.
Giving your teens helpful, safe guidelines.
Some tantalizing salads for your festive Purim meal.
The drinking isn’t for the body; use it for the soul.
Yes it can work. Here’s how.
Attaining the self-assurance you need to achieve true intimacy with another person.
Staying true to yourself while dating.
An exciting exhibit presents direct evidence of the Jewish community in Babylonia right before and after the destruction of the First Temple.
Summing up the Purim holiday: They tried to kill us, we won, let’s eat.
Kabbala is the Torah's expression of the way the world works. Removed from its source, it's a lot of rubbish. (First in a series.)
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.
Watch the Purim story come alive.
A video series that takes a closer, more grown-up look at the Book of Esther.
Purim and your unique role in life.
Amazing infographic to SHARE with your friends and family about Judaism's most fun holiday.
Purim is the holy holiday of candy – allow me to prepare you.
Jon Stewart has won 19 Emmy Awards. I am ready to win 19 Emmy Awards, given the chance.
What would have been the harm if Marty had used the almanac to win a few bets?
A big picture overview capturing the meaning and joy of the holiday.
Building unity through kindness.
Taking responsibility for the environment. A message for Tu B'shvat.
October 23, 2011
November 3, 2011 10:28 PM
Great advice for all relationships
The message of "Plausible praise" can be applied to all types of situations and relationships. Thank you!
October 30, 2011 12:12 AM
Praise that someone cannot hear / l'shan hora?
I thought that talking about someone - whether negative OR positive - fell under "l'shan horah" and was not acceptable...??
Rabbi Y Freundlich,
October 30, 2011 6:19 PM
Only negative or deragatory comments are lashon horah
The word "horah" means evil, or negative. The Torah only forbids speaking about someone in a deragotary way - certainly when not in their presence but even if they are there to hear it. Positive words, on the other hand, are not just acceptable but encouraged!
October 26, 2014 2:28 AM
not sure what online summary means
Really? I had always heard that the issue was that by bringing up another person in the positive, you'd invite ayen harah and thus loshan hara from those who were jealous/envious or just didn't like that person. thus, it was best not to speak about others at all.
October 26, 2011 6:47 PM
Y'all finally got a Rabbi from Atlanta...the greatest city in America!!! Great info...thanks!!!
October 26, 2011 5:18 PM
Keep up the good work!
October 23, 2011 8:21 PM
Keep the words of inspiration streaming!!!!
Display my name?
Your email address is kept private. Our editor needs it in case we have a question about your comment.