Whitewashing Evil: Poland’s New Law about the Holocaust

The country can’t whitewash its guilt of complicity and the guilt of joining in the evil all around them.

Physician Burnout

Depression and burnout are common amongst doctors. Here’s why Maimonides and I buck the trend.

Revlon Award Winner has History of Anti-Semitism

Amani Al-Khatahtbeh endorsed blood libels against Jews and 9/11 truther conspiracies.

How Would You Spend Your Last 38 Minutes?

You don’t have to be from Hawaii to live like you were dying.

Montecito Mudslides: When the Loved One that Died is a Place, Not a Person

My hometown looks like a battlefield and I lost a part of myself.

Losing Faith

My son has a chronic disease and is becoming bitter. How do I help him?

Erasing Hate: Corey Fleischer’s Battle against Anti-Semitism and Hate

With graffiti-removal tools in hand, one Canadian is starting a movement to improve the world.

Why You Should Quit Social Media

Debunking the common arguments against leaving social media.

Smartphones and Kids: Harmful Effects and What to Do About It

Recent research on the impact of smartphones on children and how we can realistically protect them.

A Jewish Perspective on the Feminine

A fascinating analysis of Judaism’s perspective on the nature of the masculine and feminine.

The Physician-Assisted Suicide of My Sister’s Friend

An elderly, paralyzed woman choosing death has shocked and saddened me.

A Boy Who Saved 17 Lives Gets a Big Surprise

Virgil Smith, 13, heroically trudged into the Hurricane Harvey flood waters with an air mattress to transport his stranded neighbors to safety.

Trophies are for Winning

Should kids be given trophies for playing sports, even when they don't win? Former Olympian and LA Galaxy soccer star Cobi Jones thinks they’re destructive.

Former Facebook Exec: Social Media is Ripping Society Apart

The short-term, dopamine-driven feedback loops we’ve created are destroying how society works. No civil discourse, no cooperation; misinformation, mistruth.

My Life, Disrupted

I went from over-achiever to someone absorbed with medical issues mourning the life I’ve lost. How do I move on?

Plea-Bargaining and Jewish Law

It’s surprising how many innocent people confess to crimes they didn’t commit. This can’t happen in Jewish law.

A Simple Casket

An expensive coffin is a distraction. Our love is not measured by how much money we spend on the casket.

Was Alexander Hamilton Jewish?

An interview with Prof. Andrew Porwancher, a history professor at Oklahoma University, who thinks the founding father was, in fact, a Jew.

Conduct Unbecoming: Society Is No Longer Willing to Tolerate Sexual Harassment

Men abusing their power to exploit women is not new. What's new is the huge shift in society’s refusal to look the other way.

Modest Fashion Is All the Rage: Can the Trend Last?

Women today are declaring their need to feel more protected and more empowered through clothing that covers more than it reveals.

Winston Churchill: Three Definitive Ideas that Changed the Course of History

A new film delves into the pivotal role the great leader played in stopping Hitler.

Mazel Tov Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

Five things we can learn from Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s engagement announcement.

Dear Emuna: How Do I Fulfill My Wife’s Needs?

I provide her with everything but it doesn’t seem to be enough!

Celebrating Thanksgiving Every Day

Rabbi Menachem Nissel on the joy of appreciation and an easy guide to gratitude.

Questions to Ask at Your Thanksgiving Table

Avoid toxic holiday arguments about politics and other divisive issues with these fun questions that will spark interesting discussion with friends and family.

Germany Caves in to Kuwait Airlines’ Hateful Discrimination

The airline’s refusal to fly Israelis is discrimination, pure and simple, and has no place in the free world.

The Teacher on Ritalin

My love/hate relationship with that little pill.

A Real Estate Brokerage Embodying Jewish Values

Anthony Marguleas’ real estate company donates 10% for every home sold. He wants others to do the same.

Larry David’s Tasteless Holocaust Joke

When does humor cross the line from clever and incisive to inappropriate and offensive?

He’s Outdoorsy, I’m Not

And our friends are discouraging us from getting married.

Smartphones’ Negative Effects: A Summary of the Latest Comprehensive Research

The key findings, links to further information, and concrete suggestions on how to limit the damage.

Einstein’s Secret to Happiness

The fascinating story behind the short note bought for $1.56 million.

The Secret to Success

NBC Sunday Night Football reporter shares the secret that you already knew.

As a Woman, Finding My Voice

In academia and work, I kept feeling silenced. Surprisingly, it was people in the Orthodox Jewish community who took me seriously.

The Undercover Spy Operation that Helped Foil a Nazi Plot in 1930s L.A.

A network of citizen-spies took the Nazi plots to exterminate Jews seriously.

The Flood and the Abuse of Power

When mankind ignores the inherent equality between the sexes and their mutual responsibility, the flood is not far behind.

Hassidic CEO’s Secrets of Success

An interview with Shmuel Gniwisch, former CEO of one of the top 100 ecommerce companies.

Easy Intimacy Is Making It Harder for Women to Get Married

The hook-up culture is eroding the value of marriage.

I Want to Stop Giving Wedding Presents

I’m tired of giving gifts and not receiving any word of thanks.

More Time or More Value: Yom Kippur and My MTA Quandary

What’s more important: longer days or more meaningful hours?

Rate My Service: A True Story about a Devastating Critique

Someone wronged Mike, the owner, unfairly, and plastered it online. My heart went out to him.

The Unlikely Hero who Saved Thousands of Jews

Even though he lacked the necessary experience, Varian Fry risked his life to save Jews in Vichy France because no one else was going to do it.

How Two Ordinary Teenagers are Changing the World

Their mind-blowing responses to Hurricane Harvey and a sick neighbor is the inspiration we need for the High Holidays.

Three Things I Learned by Deleting Facebook from My Phone

Breaking any habit is hard. But I’m learning to embrace the white space of life.

Hurricanes and Our Rosh Hashanah Prayers

Even blessings can become misfortunes when they appear in the form of excess.

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