About the Author

Mrs. Lori Palatnik

Lori Palatnik is a writer and Jewish educator who has appeared on television and radio. She is the Founding Director of The Jewish Women's Renaissance Project, an international initiative that brings thousands of women to Israel each year from 18 different countries on highly subsidized programs to inspire them with the beauty and wisdom of their heritage (www.jwrp.org). She is a much sought-after international speaker, having lectured in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, U.K., Central America, South America, South Africa and Israel, including featured talks at Yale, Brown and Penn. She lives in the Washington, D.C. area with her husband, Rabbi Yaakov Palatnik, and is the busy mother of five children, ages 25 to 15.

Follow Lori on Twitter: @LoriAlmostLive

The House Always Wins

When one spouse is more committed Jewishly than the other.

Don't Go After Your Eyes And Your Heart

Don't Go After Your Eyes And Your Heart

Contemplating Divorce

Divorce is like amputation -- it's only done when the marriage is killing you.

Learning from Mistakes

A wise person learns from other people's mistakes.

It Starts with You

Don't become religious for someone else.

Honoring Parents

Honoring parents is one of the hardest commandments in the Torah. Must you do everything they say? What if you disagree with them?

Make It Personal

You don't have to be personally affected in order to fight for a cause.

At the Holocaust Museum

What can we do to strengthen the Jewish people.

Finding Money

Ask God, anytime, in any language.

Creating Memories

How you react shapes your kids memories forever.

Kelly O'Neil

You never know where and when Elijah the Prophet will show up.

The Thank You People

Where does the word "Jewish" come from?

A Kidney to Give

Why I donated my kidney to someone I didn't know.

The Worth of a Man

Three ways to know if this is the right guy..


Donating a kidney taught me the importance of appreciating your good health.

Attractive Vs. Attracting

Making sure you get the right kind of attention.

Living in the Present

Where are you living: In the past, present or future?


My adventures in central vacuuming.

Meaning of Bar/Bat Mitzvah

Remember what the celebration is really about.

The Guy I Met on the Plane

Three actions every Jew should do to make the home Jewish.

The Burning Bush

God only gives you the things you can handle.

Your Tough Assignment

Fulfill another person's needs without anyone ever knowing.

Loose Lips

Make confidentiality your default button.

Fear Factor

When you forget your wife's birthday...

Downplay It

You know and God knows, and no one else needs to know what you did.

It's None of Your Business

Lying to protect your privacy.

Free Criticism!

Don't you love it when people tell you you're making a mistake?

Reward & Punishment

In this world, God is sending us messages.

Why Do You Want It?

A secret to effective prayer.

What Do You Really Need?

Sukkot gets us back to basics.

Journey to the Next World

What happens when you die? How does the life you lead in this world affect your experience of the next world?

Look What I Did

Sukkot reminds us that it's all from God.

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