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

Becoming a Levi

The Jewish people need teachers with passion. What are you waiting for?

The Solution Before the Problem

A positive way to look at challenges.

Lean On

Be a person others can count on.

What’s Your Dream?

Dreams really can come true. Don’t give up.

Admired or Loved?

What’s the difference and which one is greater?

3 Things that are Hard to Acquire

Torah wisdom, the Next World, and the Land of Israel.

Confessions of a Mean Girl

People really do change.

Building Fences

Practical Jewish advice for preserving what’s important.

Making Judaism Resonate

Creating Jewish connections with the younger generation.

Mission Statements

Applying business practices to life.

Hanukkah & Thanksgiving

Embrace the opportunity to drive home the real message of Hanukkah.

Jewish Mothers

It’s time to break the stereotype.

How Much Sleep?

A necessary evil or greatest pleasure?

24 Hours of No Talking

Take the challenge and see the power of this Jewish custom.

The Pledge

How Jews in the Diaspora came to Israel’s aid.

Rabbi Ovadia Yosef’s Funeral

Mourning for the head of the family.

The Sukkah Hop

Discover the joy of community this Sukkot.

How to Have a Great Yom Kippur

It starts with preparing right for the fast.

Thank God for Shabbat

Disconnecting in order to relate to each other.

Taking the High Road

Be the person to initiate peace.

My Most Important Piece of Marriage Advice

Marriage isn’t a partnership; it’s a merger.

Saying Goodbye to Your Kids

Don't just cry – celebrate!

Facebook Envy

Keeping up with the Joneses in today’s oversharing world.

Mazel Tov Carina!

An Aish.com success story.

Reply All Faux Pas

Don’t put in writing something that others would be uncomfortable to read.

Flowers from My Husband

They don’t last, but their message certainly does.

Rabbi Weinberg’s Marriage Advice

What qualities did you see in your spouse when you first got married?

Aliyah: It’s Never Too Late

Life is about change and growth, no matter how old you are.

Turning 80

Every day is precious.

Snail Mail

Let’s bring back the art of writing a letter and mailing it.

Cremation: A Jewish Perspective

Why this growing trend isn’t a good idea.


Protect yourself from crossing that line.

Shavuot: All Night Long

The power and excitement of learning Torah all night long.

Mother’s Day, Hallmark Day

Show your love and appreciation every day.

Love or Respect

Which one is more important? It depends if you’re a man or a woman.

Do I Look Fat?

On being truthful to your spouse.

God’s Beautiful World

He did an amazing job with Hawaii.

Snorkeling & the World to Come

Just because you can’t see it doesn’t mean it’s not there.

Why Bitter Herbs

Why do we need to be reminded that slavery is bitter?

3 Ways to Overcome Fear

Putting our fears into perspective.

The Jewish Doctor

The Jewish people is one big family.

My Husband’s Surgery

The importance of being positive.

Purim: Chance or Divine Plan?

Why isn’t God mentioned in the Book of Esther?

3 Keys to Self-Esteem

How to nurture self-esteem in your kids and yourself.

3 Tips on Being a Better Parent

Each of your children is a match made in Heaven.

Hearing Sirens

There’s a reason you’re hearing that ambulance. Stop and get its message.

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