Successful relationships are built on making the needs and pain of others as real as our own.

Sharing God's Work

Dr. Brooks leads the way along the turbulent journey into the world of fertility science.

You're Not Hired

Getting the Divine kick in the pants.

Why Not Me?

Yes, I too long for a child of my own to hold, but who am I to challenge God and ask 'Why me?'

London Calling

Europeans are not about to start singing, "We are all Israelis now," any time soon.

Terror In London

Yesterday terror arrived on our doorstep. Like Israelis, now I, too, must worry about getting on a train or my son taking a bus to school.

You're Fired!

My job requires me to carry out tasks that a malnourished orangutan could perform. No wonder I dream of being fired.

Pass the Fault

By reducing the Third Reich to a limited dementia, a new film absolves the German people of any moral culpability for perpetrating World War II and destroying European Jewry.

Tomorrow's Promises

If I have learned nothing else through my 16-year-old daughter's death, it is that you can never tell your children enough times how much you love them.

For Just One Week

What would you like to do for just one week?

The Age of Innocence

What kind of memories do we want our children to have?

She Just Doesn't Get It

The essential outrage of "Holocaust on Your Plate" was not that it injured feelings, but rather that it equated human beings with cows, pigs and chickens.

Honoring the 5th

Why our family doesn't do Mother's Day.

The Jewish Ethicist: Peer Pressure

How can I buck my colleagues' efforts to discourage me from losing weight?

You're On the Air!

Imagine how careful you'd be if those around you were watching, listening, and analyzing your every word. Guess what? They probably are.

The Death of Terri Schiavo: An Epilogue

Blurring the line between life and death, and between medical data and morality, her death signifies a disturbing turning point for American society.

My MS Attitude

I lost my job, I'm a quadriplegic, and I'm the luckiest man in the world.

Hunting for Rainbows

She was terminally ill with no possibility for cure. Her husband insisted we do everything possible to keep her alive. I couldn't help wondering: Did we launch her into some painful, hellish limbo?

The Circle of Life

An ancient text reveals how everything in the natural world is a tapestry of spiritual lessons for life.

Writing Angels

A Hollywood screenwriter brings to life his ailing son's vision: young-adult fiction that conveys good values.

The Tragedy of Million Dollar Baby

The Academy Award-winning film forces us to assess the value of life amidst a shattered dream.

Where Worlds Collide

At the intersection of modern medicine and Jewish law stands Dr. Edward Reichman.

Orthodox Jews in Fiction

We have relied for too long on people disaffected with the Orthodox world to produce an "Orthodox literature" that verges on caricature.

Going Extinct?

It has long been our environmental duty to save species from extinction. Will genetic engineering change all that?

Urban Sprawl

Environmental preservation has been part of Jewish tradition for 3,300 years.

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