The Beauty Wars

Why the Hanukkah battle isn't over yet.

There's a Reason Why It's Called Thanksgiving

The remarkable interplay between giving and receiving.

In Defense of Having Babies

Child-freedom combines the freedom from responsibility of being a child with the independence and means of being an adult. But can you really have your cake and eat it, too?

Katie Couric and The Other Racism

Ageism, the denigration and mistreatment of the elderly, is becoming recognized as a problem as serious as racism.

Did You Know They’re Jewish?

23 Jewish celebrities and historical figures, past and present.

I, Pencil: The Movie

Can a single individual, working independently and from scratch, create an ordinary yellow pencil?

Dune, Judaism and Humanity's Hope

Why does Frank Herbert's esoteric book continue to fascinate, generation after generation?

A Lesson in Compassion from Fauda’s Lior Raz

What could I do for someone who knew he would die soon? I knew Len loved Raz and so I decided to ask the Israeli actor for a favor.

Jews in the World Series

Jewish baseball stars excite fans in Major League World Series.

People Love Dead Jews

Dara Horn's new book offers marvelous daggers of acerbic observations about being Jewish today.

Adele's New Song Gives Us Access to Her Heart

Divorce is akin to death. In this sense, we are all part of Adele’s massive, global shiva.

To All Those Who Doubt You, Including Yourself

You don't have to listen to that voice that weighs you down, holds you back, or causes you to give up on your dreams.

Military Vets Find Solace and Faith in Israel

Through Heroes to Heroes soldiers open up about their experience and move onto a path of spiritual healing.

James Bond: 5 Jewish Facts

Ian Fleming's antisemitism and other ways Jews loomed large in the world of 007.

The Secret Chord: The Complex, Heroic Act of Forgiveness

An exploration of the process of forgiveness, through the prism of music and Jewish wisdom.

What Is Time?

Professor Rovelli and Rabbi Jacobs discuss the meaning of life. Are their positions too far to bridge?

For Those in Recovery, Be a Blessing

Take whatever blessing you have and use it to become a blessing in other people’s lives.

A Physicist and a Rabbi Discuss Reality

Professor Rovelli says that he and the Rabbi are from "different tribes" when it comes to how they understand the meaning of life. Rabbi Jacobs begs to differ and thinks their positions are much closer than the professor thinks. Can these two approaches truly ever be resolved?

Is There Such Thing As "Now?"

We all seem to know what is meant by the term "now." The reality is that pinning down exactly when "now" is is surprisingly difficult. How might it change our thinking if there were no such thing?

Biases, Biases Everywhere: No News is Fair News

Like Alexei Navalny, most of us are subjected to a daily barrage of propaganda. The key difference is that ours is self-imposed.

PODCAST: Zero Percent: Why Are Jews So Successful?

What is the secret sauce of the Jewish people that explains their over-representation in so many arenas?

Heroism and the Ghost Army of WWII

Gilbert Seltzer, a veteran of a top secret Ghost Army troops, has died.

12 Business Lessons from the Book of Genesis

The characters are entrepreneurs and innovators, industrialists struggling to adapt to modernity and negotiators seeking to preserve their unique identities.

Why Were the Graves of So Many Jewish GIs Marked by a Cross?

Thanks to the tireless efforts of Rabbi Dr. Jacob J. Schacter and a group of dedicated volunteers, Jewish heroes are finally being buried with a Star of David.

Karen, White Female Privilege, and Its Hebrew Counterpart

Perhaps it's no accident that the name Karen is very similar to the Hebrew word keren.

Abortion in Jewish Law

The traditional Jewish view does not fit conveniently into the major "camps" in the current debate.

The True Legacy of 9/11

The enduring image of 9/11 must not be people falling from buildings but of a nation lifting each other up.

Yom Kippur and the Lessons of 9/11

“If we learn nothing else from this tragedy, we learn that life is short and there is no time for hate.”

The Secret Chord: Jimi Hendrix's Message to Love

The rock legend had a tough childhood but used music to heal himself and, ultimately, to discover the power of love.

A Dying Boy's Last Wish and the Key to a Meaningful New Year

Notre Dame football coach's inspiring lesson on keeping our word and fulfilling our resolutions.

Steven Weinberg and the Twilight of the Godless Universe

With the passing last month of Steven Weinberg, the world lost a great theoretical physicist.

The Bishop who Saved 1500 Jews

Pavel Peter Gojdic suffered mistreatment and humiliation for his outspoken defense of Jews during the Holocaust.

The Collapse of Afghanistan: What Does It Mean to be Truly Free?

No matter how much money, power and resources are poured in, freedom and peace cannot be imposed by outside forces. It must come from within.

Why Even Atheists Should Teach Their Children about God

As a therapist, Erica Komisar is often asked by parents, “How do I talk to my child about death if I don’t believe in God or heaven?” Her answer is always the same. Can you guess what it is?

Miami: A Searing Search and Rescue Diary of IDF Home Front Command Delegation Leader

Col. Golan Vach recalls the chilling, two-week mission at the disaster site.

Can a Game of Peek-a-Boo Change the World?

Taking to heart the message of Molly Wright, the youngest person to deliver a Ted Talk.

Genetic Screening for Breast Cancer Genes: Weighing the Pros and Cons

Knowledge is power. But sometimes knowledge can become a tyrannical master.

The Last Two Nazis on Trial

Two upcoming trials in Germany are likely the last trials of Nazi camp workers.

Caged: 20 Days Captive In Nigeria

The true story of three-man documentary team, in Nigeria to film the Igbo Jews, who were abducted by the Nigerian government and held in cages for weeks.

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