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

Safe to be a Jew?

A Jew can never have too many passports.

Crossing the Religious/Secular Divide

One step is for everyone to stop making sweeping generalizations.

Honoring Rav Noah's Legacy

On the occasion of Rabbi Weinberg's yahrzeit, help dedicate a new sefer Torah in his name.

Israeli Taxi Drivers

The best way to get the pulse of the nation.


Make the time to give of yourselves.

It's Not Fair!

What message do we give our children when we say, "Life isn't fair"?

The Sad Israeli Campaign

The aborted pr campaign is unfortunate in so many ways.

Losing the Chanukah Battle

Are you prepared to give your life for Judaism?

There for a Reason

Think you're in the wrong place? Think again.

You're a Leader

It's up to all of us to take responsibility for the Jewish people.

Bringing Our Kids Home

We can all reach out to our fellow Jews.

Default Judaism

The Jewish middle class is disappearing.

Thank You Mrs. Hoffman

Who are you going to personally thank this year?

Yom Kippur: Raise the Bar

Bringing the power of the day into the rest of your life.

Wiring Our Kid's Hard Drives

Everything we say to our kids goes in, and one day they're going to access it.


How many rooms do you really need in your house?

A Second Look at Judaism

Torah has practical wisdom for every aspect of life.

Different Strokes

Don't expect your kids to be the same.

Deciding for Tomorrow

Appreciating the consequences of our decisions.

Pivotal Moments

We all have moments that change everything. What's yours?

Learn Hebrew

Why it's worth putting in the effort.

Watch Your Mouth

How you speak not only affects others, it impacts your soul.

Where's the Salt!

Don't blame, don't complain. A simple phrase that can change your life.

Never Too Late

Don't underestimate the influence you can still have on your children.

Loving Jews from Afar

Working on loving Jews that are different than you.

Becoming American

Like becoming a Jew, it takes real knowledge and commitment.

The Woman on the Plane

Lasting Jewish pride is based on a strong Jewish education.

My Israel Connection

There is no other place like the Land of Israel.

When Evil Falls

Is it proper to celebrate Osama Bin Laden's death?

Jewish Women Renaissance Project

Birthright for women: A powerful program is inspiring Jewish women.

Passover & the Jewish Mission

This Seder recommit to the Jewish People's unique mission.

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