Minimizing News Consumption is Keeping Me Sane

The quickest way to make yourself crazy is to focus on everything in life you cannot control.

Why We Still Mourn the Destruction of the Temple

If we're not a unified family, we no longer need the house.

The Jewish Owner of The New York Times

A century ago Jewish newsman Adolph Ochs made the New York Times America’s premier newspaper.

Pandemic of Hate

We can either choose to divide or connect. Dividers spew hate, connectors share love.

Bari Weiss and the New York Times

The paper has lost sight of its "deepest responsibility to make readers think".

Queen of Bananagrams

Life lessons we can learn from playing Bananagrams.

Sports with No Spectators

Greatness isn't measured by the applause of the crowds.

Outrage Without Rage

What stimulates positive change, and drives people to pursue justice, equality, goodness, and truth is not anger or rage, but outrage.

Black and Blue: One Cop’s Quest for Balance and Healing

An interview with Lieutenant Steve Riback.

Increasingly Cruel Cancel Culture

Don't let a legitimate goal – overcoming racial bigotry – turn into a frenzy of character assassination and public humiliation.

The Unsung Black Female Soldiers of WWII

African American women of the 6888th Battalion delivered millions of pieces of mail during World War II.

The Liberty Bell's Crack

Why do we "proclaim freedom throughout the land" with a broken, imperfect bell?

Will We be Remembered Only for What We Did Wrong?

It has become tempting to reduce historical figures to a single, defining, negative characteristic. It's also false.

My Experiences as a Black Orthodox Jew

The past several weeks have been overwhelming and heartbreaking for me.

A Policeman Speaks Out

I will never stand for or justify racism, illegal acts, brutality or excessive force by police officers. But we need to set the record straight.

The Nazi in Harvard’s Midst

Senior Nazi official Ernst Hansfstaengl attended his 25th Harvard reunion in 1934, despite his Nazi ties.

Made In the Image of God

Judaism gave the world the belief that that there is one infinite Creator of the universe Who is the Father of all humanity, regardless of the color of one’s skin.

The Antidote to Bigotry and Hatred

A rabbi's acts of kindness and respect make a surprising impact decades later.

Facebook is Radicalizing Us

Jewish tradition shows us how to resist.

A Black Jew’s Advice on Combating Racism

Growing up as a black Orthodox Jew in Chicago, Lev Perlow witnessed racism first-hand.

A Life Full of Uncertainty

How to navigate the waters knowing we don't have control.

Embrace Your Mask

Besides the health benefits, there is another upside that could help us create a warmer, more inclusive community.

Outrage over Floyd's Murder Doesn't Justify Intersectional Myths

Jews share the pain of those who protest racism. But extremists who link this crime to Israel's efforts to defend itself against Palestinian terror are spreading a big lie.

Indecent Cops, Indecent Rioters

The killing of George Floyd was intolerable. So is the mayhem.

Rioting and Shul Vandalism

The murder in Minnesota is horrific. It's shocking to me that that level of police racism, abuse and brutality still exists. Unfortunately, the reaction is no way to right the wrong.

Pain, Horror and Fear in Minneapolis

The shock of seeing our quiet city become ground zero for a jarring, horrific abuse of power, launching violent protests across the country.

Three Talks about Death You Should Have Now

It’s necessary to talk to your rabbi, your doctor, and to your children.

New York City Serenade

Blowing my shofar to our suffering city from my balcony.

My Sister is Starving Herself to Death

A toxic combination of a severe eating disorder and a spouse's fear and denial.

The Power of a Hug

What have you missed the most during this terrible time of quarantine and self-isolation?

Getting Farfed

Having your plans or hopes actively and unjustly thwarted and defeated in a travesty of justice.

Perseverance: NASA’s Mars Project and Preparing for Shavuot

Perseverance is what will bring us to Mars this summer. And it's the crucial trait we need for our spiritual journey as well.

Look 4 the Good

The pandemic has shown that we can help each other in a crisis. How can we make our unity last.

Running Uphill

Sometimes running uphill is the only way to see the view.

Dump Your To-Do List

And record your daily successes on a “done list” instead.

Rethinking “Achievement” in the Pandemic Era

Quarantine has reminded us that our lives are measured not so much by what we sell or build, but by what we give of ourselves to family, friends, and community.

Lost and Found: An Inspiring True Story for These Times

One lost tuition payment and the power of empathy.

COVID-19: Conspiracy Theories and Anti-Semitism

Like the Black Death, some people are scapegoating the Jews for the coronavirus.

When Hand-Washing was Too Radical for its Time

Dr. Ignaz Semmelweis, the first doctor who urged hand-washing, faced ridicule and adversity for his ideas.

When the Quarantine Is Over

A meaningful insight derived from the etymology of the word “quarantine.”

Eli Beer's COVID-19 Miracle

How the head of United Hatzalah nearly died and rallied back.

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