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.

WikiLeaks

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?

Hacked

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.

Helen Thomas Should be Fired

With her bigoted, anti-Semitic statements she’s placed herself outside the lines of civil discourse and decency.

Turbulence

How to escape from the overwhelming pressures of our daily lives.

Normal Life

Dear Neighbor, can I be insolent enough to ask that you try to 'understand' just a tiny bit less?

Closer to the End

Living with the knowledge that we won’t live forever.

Poland's Tragedy is Our Tragedy

I lost friends in the crash that killed key leaders from the Polish government, economy, and military.

Normandy Journal

Coming face-to-face with remarkable heroism.

7 Questions: The Infidel

Dr. Wafa Sultan is trying to transform the Muslim world. An exclusive interview.

My Pharaoh

For the past seven years I've been enslaved to an eating disorder.

Hungry

People are starving for so many things.

Can We Ever Unplug?

Our family’s built-in media-free zone.

Last Night I Saw the Mushroom Cloud

Am I incapable of thinking the unthinkable?

7 Questions: 9/11 Survivor

A 9-11 brush with death changed Ari Schonbrun's life. He thinks it should change yours, too.

Haiti and Israel

Why Israel gives humanitarian aid whether or not it is appreciated or acknowledged.

At War with Radical Islam?

It's time to connect the dots.

Flight 253's Wake-Up Call

Tell the Sept 10 people that the war against radical Islam is far from over.

Iran: What Price Failure?

We must increase the penalty for defiance.

Today's Hero

Queen Esther shows us how we can all be heroes.

Leadership, Me?

Everyone is in a position to lead. Even you.

Tiger Woods and Chanukah

Is a beautiful golf swing enough to make you a hero?

New Aish Center at the Western Wall

Premier educational programs amidst an architectural marvel.

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