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

Here Comes the Judge

If it's our Day of Judgment, why are we so happy?

The Guiding Hand

There are no coincidences in life -- everything that happens is from God, Who interacts intimately with His creation.

Gearing Up for Rosh Hashana

It's the time to fall in love with God again.

Is It Possible...

How to get your parents to do what you want.

Teshuvah - Fixing Mistakes

Mistakes will happen; fixing them so that they won't be repeated is the challenge of teshuvah.

Ignorance Is Not Bliss

Never be afraid to learn.

The Baby Monitor

Be careful. You are being monitored.

God Story

How to bring God into your children's lives.


What's in store up there?

What Do Jews Believe?

Being Jewish means asking questions.

Because of You...

Stop blaming and start living.

Born in the USA?

Happy Birthday, America.

Women and the Land of Israel

Come to Israel this summer!

Dad's Chair

Have we forgotten what it means to give honor?

The Pride Trap

Take pleasure, not pride.

In Vain

Using God's name properly.

Using the G Word

Don't be embarrassed to talk about God.

Easy Come, Easy Go

It's the day-to-day commitment that matters most.

Your Inner GPS

How to know which way to turn.

What Love Is

What's important to you is important to me.

Love Vs. Infatuation

Love is a continuous choice.

What Your Husband Really Needs

What happens when your husband comes home?

Think Before You Speak

Who gossips more: men or women?

Where's the Respect?

Why kids should not call adults by their first names.

The Date from Hell

There's a big difference between fact and opinion.

American Idol

Why I find America's #1 show so disturbing.

Loving Your Neighbor

Where does God fit into the picture?

Teaching Your Husband

Be smart. Build your husband, don't deflate him.

My Great Grandmother

Greatness leaves an imprint.


Tell me what you honestly think... Should you?

My Husband's Kodak Moment

Relationships go up and down. Here's how to keep the picture looking positive.

Where's My Father?

My daughter taught me an important lesson about prayer.

Gossip: A 3-min Film

A little gossip never hurts anyone, right? Wrong!

Judging Others - And Yourself

We should always give others – and ourselves – the benefit of the doubt.

Who Is Honored? (part four)

Focusing on what is special about each person.

Who Is Rich? (part three)

The tool for being happy right now.

Who Is Brave? (part two)

Sometimes you gotta stand up and do what's right.

Who is Wise? (part 1)

The first of a 4-part series on character development.

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