About the Author

Gila Manolson

Gila Manolson is the author of several books, including the newly released Finding Ourselves in the Crowd: What 18 Out-of-the-Box Jews Can Teach Us about Individuality in Orthodoxy, available at www.gilamanolson.com.

The Divine Tragicomedy

In the book Hayom Yom, a selection of Chassidic sayings compiled by the Lubavitcher Rebbe, we find...

A Global Nation

Judaism as a religion is inseparable from Jewish nationhood. The very word “Jewish”...

The Will to Disbelieve

According to the Midrash (Bereshit Rabba 38:6), the Tower of Babel was built for purely practical...

The Wheel and the Arrow

The opening verse of the Torah is so well-known, so much a part of our culture, that we often fail...

Individuality, Conformity and Being Jewish

There are no clones in God’s world.

Holding Off

Are you ready for the challenge?

Think: Are You a Victim of the Abilene Paradox?

Bowing to social pressure versus thinking for yourself.

Beauty Industry Vs. Modesty

How the media is destroying our self image and what we can do about it.

The Doubting Mother

Do my kids measure up?

Experience, Don't Categorize

Getting past the superficial and experiencing another person.

What Is Love?

Many believe love is a sensation that magically generates when Mr. or Ms. Right appears. No wonder so many people are single.

From Lebanon, with Love

As a mother of a soldier in the Israel Defense Forces, I pride myself on being pretty calm. But all that changed this past summer.

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