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


Surprise, Surprise!

It’s not always a great idea to surprise someone.

Pleasure’s Price Tag

Would you want to live life experiencing no pain?

Torah: Ahead Of Its Time

The best-selling, revolutionary self-help book of all time.

Three Tips on Raising Teenagers

Feel their pain, don’t ride their drama, it’s not going to last.

Buy Local

If Jews don’t support each other, who will?

3 Ways to Make Your Marriage More Vibrant

Simple, effective tools that really work.

General Petraeus & Us

It’s no wonder Judaism forbids a man from being alone with a woman who is not his wife.

An American Jew?

Where does my ultimate loyalty lie?

1-800-God Part 3: Just Ask

God wants you to ask. There's nothing too big, there's nothing too small.

1-800-God 2: Why Praise God?

God doesn’t need the ego stroke.

1-800-God, 1: Use God’s Name

Recognize there is a God and talk to Him.

Take Off the Training Wheels

Gaining Jewish literacy requires pushing beyond your comfort zone.

Who’s Your Rabbi?

Why everyone needs to choose a rabbi for guidance.

1-800-God Part 4: Say Thank You

God sends us gifts every day, and they come with a card.

Worth Fighting For

For what goals are you willing to make real sacrifices?

Choosing Our Leaders

The Jewish system is radically different than the American one.

Thanksgiving: I’m an American!

Why I made this fateful decision.

Hanukkah: A Time to Fight

Jewish history teaches that there are times we need to stand up and fight.

Simchat Torah: Let’s Dance!

The end is just the beginning.

Sukkot: A Hug from God

Why Sukkot is my favorite holiday.

Yom Kippur: Do the Work

Make your plan and put in the effort.

Rosh Hashanah: Going Up

Are you a better person this year?

Discovering the Real You: The Tov Soul

Fighters for justice, driven to do the right thing.

Discovering the Real You: Life of the Party

Welcome to the world of the “Bracha” soul and body.

Discovering the Real You

Understanding yourself and others through this Jewish personality typing.

Define Your Terms

Stop arguing and strive to reach a mutual understanding.

Tests: Giver Vs. Taker

One of life’s challenges is learning to get out of ourselves.

Tests: Why God Gives Them

Would you send your child to a school that gives no tests?

Jewish Leadership

Three essential aspects: vision, responsibility, care.

Tests: My Will Vs God’s Will

What I want to do versus what I feel like doing.

Tests: Acceptance Vs Rejection

Putting God into the equation.

Tests: Connection Vs. Estrangement

The most common challenge we have with our spouse.

Is There a Doctor on Board?

When a kippah-clad doctor stepped forward to rescue a passenger.

Everything Happens to Me

We need to learn how to get out of ourselves.

Courage to Live Your Clarity

Having the guts to stand up to social pressure.

Dear Dad

We were so excited when our father came home.

Conflict Resolution

Screaming and yelling is not the Jewish way.

Completing the Talmud

A major celebration is in the works. And it’s not too late for you to participate.

Shavuot: Maintaining the Inspiration

Holding on to the clarity after Sinai.

My Ideal Mother’s Day

Now that my kids are grown, I have a greater appreciation of the day.

Respecting the Help

We're all Jewish ambassadors. So watch what you say and do.

A Woman's Power

The woman sanctifies space and sets the tone in the home.

Complaining in America

We forget how blessed we really are.

Safe to be a Jew?

A Jew can never have too many passports.

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