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

Feeling God's Pain

Taking responsibility for the Jewish people.

Mazel Tov!

What does it really mean?

Marriage in Crisis

Don't ignore the warning signs. Get the help you need.

An Entire World

Discover the person next to you.


Speak to your body to wake up your soul.

Chance or God?

It can't be both. Which one is it?

Making Memories

What memories do you want your children to have of your Passover Seders?

Passover and Women

How Jewish women saved the day.

Don't Wait

You may never have that opportunity again.

A Weekly Holiday

Everything is special on Shabbat.

Purim & Rationalizing Evil

Amalek -- how could we ever forget?


You are a unique piece in God's puzzle.

Empowering Others

I want my children and students to be greater than me.

The Cheater

Are we expecting too much from our kids at school?

Step Off Your Cliff

Face your fear and break through the barrier.

Crying Girl on Plane

What do you do when you witness poor parenting.

Lori's Stock Tip

The last place to cut back is with your charity dollars.

Dont Quit!

Conquering frustration in one area of your life.

Valentine's Day Every Day

Forget the commercialism and express your love every day.

Moving to Israel

Don't hold your kids back from living the ideals you taught them.

The Person Next Door

Sometimes we take for granted the people closest to us.

Thinking and Overthinking

Getting in the right frame of mind to make decisions

Chanukah and Women

Women played an instrumental role in the Chanukah story.

Anyone Listening?

Getting the runaround? There's always one direct line available.

Every Day is Thanksgiving

The Jewish view of gratitude.

Walmart Dreams

Why do so many of us want to be greeters at Walmart?

Fear Not

Don't pass your fears on to the next generation.

A Long Goodbye

Would you want to die suddenly in your sleep

Kosher Burger

I couldn't wait to taste that hamburger.

Parenting Teenagers

Empathize! You were once a teenager too.

People R Human

Who doesn't have challenges?

Universal Jew

We may have different customs and languages, but Jewish wisdom speaks to us all.

Expanding Time

By using your time for others, God will somehow give you more time.

Having a Sukkah

Growing up I didn't know about the holiday of Sukkot.

A Meaningful Fast

Why do we fast on Yom Kippur?

My Shabbat with Israeli Soldiers

Witnessing a miracle in our times.

The Lost Camera

Yes God is everywhere, but in Israel He feels a lot closer.

Jewish Idealism

A key difference between living in Israel and the United States.

The Work of Rosh Hashana

The four steps to change.

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