Library of the Future

In the digital age, the library is becoming a graveyard. That may not be a bad thing.

Despicable Men

What drives the rich and famous over the edge?

Hero or Executioner?

How would Jewish law view the controversial case of Jerome Ersland?

Christianity's Rise in China

China realizes what the West is rapidly forgetting: a civilization is as strong as its faith.

A Ban on Circumcision?

The San Francisco initiative is an assault on Jewish religious liberty.

Guys and Modesty

The Jewish concept of modesty applies to men as much as it does to women.

Manhood and the Great Recession

How we respond to the economic downturn makes a profound impact on our children.

Israel's Moral Army

An eye-opening interview with the man who helps set the IDF’s ethical parameters.

The Day Osama Died

Does Bin Laden's death bring a sense of closure? It better not.

When Evil Falls

Is it proper to celebrate Osama Bin Laden's death?

The Royal Wedding

Respect for royalty is a training ground for worship of the Almighty.

Losing Weight after Passover

The key steps to lose those extra pounds gained over the holiday.

Making the Impossible Possible

A 5-year-old girl was missing. How could I just go back to sleep?

My Non-Jewish Boyfriend

If I was never going to intermarry, why was I seriously dating a non-Jewish, bona fide heartthrob?

Japan's Black Swan

What could go wrong? The significance of unexpected events in history.

Caring for the Uncared

Narayanan Krishnan has brought more than 1.2 million hot meals to India's homeless. Is he unique?

Egypt, Ishmael & the Fight for Self-Respect

Solving the Palestinian-Israel conflict isn't the lynch pin. Dignity is.

Egypt, Again

How the country's turmoil resonates with a striking biblical parallel.

My Escape from Child Abuse

Setting boundaries with abusive (or difficult) parents.

The New Age

Turning 50, am I over the hill?

Tucson: Voices of Patience and Wisdom

When a tragedy like the one in Tucson strikes, most of us would do well to keep silence.

My Big Issue

When food took over my life, I eventually weighed up to the matter.

The Shooting of Gabrielle Giffords

Judaism's timeless formula for moments like this.

The Facebook Challenge

How to use Facebook to build rather than destroy.

Losing the Customer

If only we'd make all our decisions looking at the long term.

Is Criminalizing Holocaust Denial Wise?

Such statutes create a dangerous precedent to outlaw other discussions as beyond the pale.

The Mark Madoff Tragedy

Do the sins of the fathers get transmitted to the children?

The Islamophobia Myth

For Jews and Muslims tension and hostility are the exception. America's exemplary tolerance is the rule.


Does the fact that something is true always justify its being made public?

The Cheerio King

As an internist, I often see stress and anxiety masquerade as physical ailments. What is happening to our freedom?


I contacted the scammer in Nigeria who stole my email account and he actually replied.

American Jewish Teenager

A peek into the psyche of a 21st century Jewish teenager.

Halo: Reach?

Do violent video games have a detrimental effect on our psyche?

Miner Miracle

Confronting the struggle between this world and the next.

Emerging from the Mine

Appreciating the surge of joy at Camp Hope.

The Geert Wilders Trial

You may not agree with his politics, but his trial will be a watershed for European democracy.

The Star of David and the Mosque

It's no accident that the NYC mosque is covered with the Jewish symbol.

The Donor

My spare kidney provided an incredible life experience.

We Are All Miners

The Chile mine saga and a message for the High Holidays.

Counterpoint: Do Not Build the Mosque

It would be a sacrilege to build the proposed mosque at Ground Zero.

Point: Build the Mosque

Government should not deny citizens the right to build a house of worship on private property based on their particular religion.

The Organization that Cried Wolf

The UN has lost all credibility and many real victims now suffer.

Facebook Friends

Are we forgetting what it means to have a real friend?

The Burka Ban and Us

How should Jews react to the French ban on the public wearing of the burka?

The Curse of Plenty

Why Israel wasn't blessed with an abundance of oil.

The Oil Spill

A good name is more precious than all the oil in the world.

The Holocaust Excuse

I never heard Zaidy Leo excuse his flaws by pointing the finger at Hitler.

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