The Unbroken American Spirit

A salute to generations of heroism and sacrifice.

The First Thanksgiving Proclamation

The words of the first president continue to deliver a poignant message for today.

My Better Half

King Solomon had it easy. It's splitting the mother in half that causes real problems.

Is Stem Cell Research Ethical?

Is the destruction of preexisting pre-embryos permitted for stem cell research?

Leaving Wall Street

Born to great wealth, Roy Neuberger spent his youth and early adulthood in a frustrating search for meaning in life. Until he began to explore Judaism's spiritual life.

The Time Bind

Would you rather spend your time at home or at the office?

Defining and Defeating Terror

The founder of Aish HaTorah lays out a 3-point plan to restore sanity and defeat the evil scourge.

Devaluing the Prize

This was not the year to recognize the United Nations and its secretary-general for their roles in "achieving peace and security in the world."

The Infertility Angel

A top doctor in the field of male infertility speaks about professional success, medical ethics, and his Jewish passion.

Pro Sports in the Terrorist World

America's favorite pastime may never be the same again. What's even worse, it may always stay the same.

Turning 30

As one young man leaves his 20s behind, idealism gives way to practicality. Almost.

How To Win The War Against Terrorism

The former Israeli prime minister outlines the critical steps needed to eradicate the threat of terrorism. What's at stake is nothing less than the survival of Western civilization.

Profile: Beyond Toys

Michael Goldstein, former CEO of Toys 'R Us, has segued his corporate success into a charitable empire.

Going Back to Work

With the world changed so dramatically, how can I go back to business as usual?

From Mississippi to Mount Sinai

In "My Sister, the Jew," an African-American minister shares her astonishing spiritual journey to Judaism.

The Art of Tzedakah

Judaism has developed a game plan for giving that is part artform, part science and all good sense.

Evacuation: D.C.

The chronology of a chaotic day, working down the street from the White House, and living near the Pentagon.

One Man's Escape

The following is my eyewitness account of the events of September 11, 2001 from the 73rd floor of 2 WTC, better known as the South Tower.

The Madness

In the wake of 9-11, we search for understanding amidst the senseless horror.

Nothing Will Ever Be The Same

A New Yorker recounts the terror and her test of faith.

My Day in Court

A rookie lawyer's disaster in court teaches him a lesson in personal responsibility.

The Human Core

Lessons from the Andrea Yates killings.

The Kids Are Alright

Zmira Rosenthal has taken over 60 foster children into her home. What makes this woman tick?

Hollywood's Trojan Horse

Do you know what your kids are watching in the newest PG-13 films?

The Kippah Quandary

My landmark dilemma: Do I wear a kippah to the job interview or not?

Reminded By Science

Recent developments in cloning and stem cell research remind us of a divine scientist.

The Jewish Ethicist: Phony Collect Calls

When you're stuck at the pizzeria with no ride home and no money to make a call, calling the operator may seem like the best solution.

No Respect!

Scandals, no-fault divorce, "reality TV". What is happening to our value of respect?

Trading Places: An Interview with Morris Smith

How one man walked away from power and prestige to truly have it all.

Jewish Basketball Giants

As the Maccabiah Games open in Israel, we are reminded of the days when -- believe it or not -- Jewish players dominated pro basketball.

The Jewish Ethicist: Money-Back Guarantee

I'm no longer "completely satisfied" with the now-frayed sweater I purchased two years ago. Can I return it?

Being Vs. Doing

Separating "Who I Am" from "What I Do".

The Jewish Ethicist: Job Referrals

Ethical guidelines on what to say and what's proper to keep to yourself.

The Value of Life

Would you be willing to murder one innocent person if it would guarantee the cure for cancer? What if that one innocent person were ninety years old?

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