4 Ways to See Things from a New Perspective

Change your perspective, change your life.

When Grief Walks In

Coming to grips with the death of my father.

2020: A Year of Benefits and Better Habits

We all know the terrible losses and disruptions of 2020. It is worth enumerating the numerous benefits as well.

When Covid is Over: The Hidden Blessings of 2020

There are blessings waiting to blossom in the aftermath of our global confrontation with the angel of death.

Lifestyle of a Hasidic Woman

A deep dive into the Hasidic world of Boro Park, guided by Malky, a resident.

Technology and Blessings

Say what you want about the dangers of technology, can you imagine how lonely and isolated we would be now without it?

Paying the Utility Debts for 114 Strangers

What drove Mike Esmond to generously pay overdue utility bills for strangers at risk of their gas and water being turned off?

Lilith: The Real Story

Why it's a mistake to make Lilith an icon of Jewish feminism.

Living a Meaningful Life during the Pandemic

How we choose to deal with pain determines our quality of life.

Tony Hsieh’s Tragic Death

It’s not enough to solve problems for the rest of society when you’re neglecting your own critical issues.

A Lesser Person

Is my child less of a human being because of some plastic and metal encasing her legs?

Roald Dahl’s Anti-Semitism

Roald Dahl’s family has apologized for the author’s anti-Semitism. Is it enough?

Jamie Geller’s Bold, Scary Move

She’s taken on the position of Aish’s Chief Media & Marketing Officer.

Trapped and Bickering During Covid-19

Help! Cabin fever is leading to petty bickering with my husband – and worse.

After the Election: How to Reconcile with People on the Opposite Side of the Political Spectrum

How to bridge the seemingly unbridgeable chasm that exists between irreconcilable political views.

Watching Maradona Play Made Me a Believer

Encountering treachery and awe during the World Cup.

How Rabbi Sacks Changed the Life of This Soviet-Bred Mother

I was angry at the Communist regime that separated me from the basic connection to my Jewish heritage. Rabbi Sacks' wisdom inspired my journey home.

Demonizing Pfizer’s Jewish CEO

A Greek newspaper is attacking Albert Bourla with anti-Semitic tropes.

Monstrous Mercy

A nurse in England was charged with murdering 8 babies in the neonatal unit. The charges are shocking, but not surprising.

Music Is the Highest

For Daniel Zamir, making music is the ultimate spiritual experience.

The Foundation Stone of American Democracy: The 1620 Mayflower Compact

Why John Quincy Adams regarded what the Mayflower passengers accomplished with something approaching awe.

Your Remarkable Skin

Like the lid on a coffee cup, your skin is hardwired to serve three critical roles.

The Moral Businessman

Choosing between what feels right and what the law allows you to get away with.

Alex Trebek’s Quiet Dignity

Reflections on the game show host from three Jewish contestants.

Yes, Virginia, the Patriarchs Really Did Ride on Camels

The New York Times was wrong: Archaeological data about the camel actually affirms the accuracy and antiquity of the Genesis accounts.

After the Election, Choosing Connection

Now that the election is over, it’s time to put down the hatchet and pick up the phone to connect to those on the other side of the political divide.

Why Were Comments Disabled on My Last Article?

We can disagree vehemently and vote differently, but we cannot turn differences into divisiveness, or dialogue into bullying, vitriol, and demeaning language.

Covid-19 Is Wreaking Havoc on My Marriage

I always thought we had a good marriage but these days we are constantly getting on each other’s nerves.

Vienna Terror Attacks

I was mailing in my application for Austrian citizenship during the Vienna terror attacks.

Jewish Leadership During Cholera Epidemic, 1848

Life was at stake. A young Rabbi Yisrael Salanter was moved to take forceful action.

Former Muslim Terrorist and Holocaust Survivor Confront Prejudice

Two people with radically different pasts come together to fight hate and anti-Semitism.

$2000 Bottle of Wine Mix-Up

Businessmen who ordered a $2000 bottle of wine didn't notice the difference when they received a $18 bottle instead.

Suing Neo-Nazis in America

Amy Spitalnick is seeking justice against neo-Nazis involved in the 2017 Charlottesville rally.

Talking to Ben Shapiro without Discussing Politics

How not to let the election ruin your friendships with those you vehemently disagree with.

Jealous of a Friend

She just got engaged to a wonderful guy who was suggested to me. How do I feel happy for her?

Human Dignity and Political Power

The Torah’s radical approach to emergency powers and the worth of every human being.

Professor Hillel Furstenberg: In His Prime

The gifted Hebrew University mathematician has accrued the field’s most coveted prizes while finding God’s Hand in the randomness of the universe.

How 3 Previous Pandemics Changed the World

From the rise and fall of major religions to the very structure of society, mass outbreaks have challenged paradigms that appeared set in stone. There’s a chance COVID-19 will, too.

Lessons from Lockdown

My top three transformative takeaways.

Embracing Insecurity: COVID-19 and Sukkot

The pandemic has stripped away security. But we don't need the security of yesterday to be happy today.

A Doctor’s Diary: Genetic Instructions

Welcome to the incredible, uniquely Human Library that simply boggles the mind.

The Difference between Success and Happiness

Sukkot and the shortage of psychiatrists in Silicon Valley.

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