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

To Tweet or Not to Tweet

Have we crossed a line with all this sharing?

Meeting Avital Sharansky

What I learned from this genuine Jewish hero.

Charlie Sheen Implosion

Why do we like to watch somebody's tragedy?

Purim in Auschwitz

For survivors, Purim wasn't simply a victory that happened thousands of years ago.

Eye on the Goal

It's amazing the amount of pain we'll take when we're focused.

When the Housekeeper Quit

It was the best thing to happen to our family.

The Gulf War: 20 Years Later

Remembering the masks and miracles in Israel.

Responding to Anti-Semitism

I wasn't proud of what I did. What would you do?

Labels Disable

Jewish unity based on growth and understanding.

Change Your Life Diet

How my husband lost 50 pounds and changed his life.

Stay at Home Mom?

A new mother is torn. What would you advise her to do?

Christmas Carols

I like them because they remind me I am a guest in this country.

Where is Home?

Where you live? Where you're born? Where you want to live?

Carpool Wars

Don't view it as a burden. It's a way to help people in need.

Are You a Cell Phone?

When your kids come home, hang up the phone.

Chanukah: Doing the Impossible

When we invite God in, amazing things can happen.

A Kosher Thanksgiving

This year be inclusive and accommodate your fellow Jew.

Veteran's Day

My son is preparing to go into the Israeli army.

Different Jews

Religious people are not all the same.

Mary Tyler Moore, Where Are You?

Is there anyone on TV today we can look to as a role model?

Affording Jewish Day School

What a difference free Jewish day school education would make.

Act Your Age

I just turned 50 and here's my advice.

Rosh Hashana: Two Tracks to God

Thanking God and struggling with Him at the same time.

My Daugher's Bat Mitzvah

What I do on my child's special birthday.

Jewish Camp

A great way to connect your kids to Judaism.

Elul: Getting Back on Track

It's time to prepare for your day in court.

Waste Not

An extended blackout taught our family an important lesson about conservation.


Hey! I'm a member of the tribe too!


Some relationships are inherently volatile.

Becoming One

The Jewish definition of marriage.

Marriage Year One

It's the best and worst year of your marriage.

Instant Education

We've created a generation that has stopped thinking.

People of The Book

This Shavuot, make the commitment to learn Torah.

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