Ulysses S. Grant & the Jews

When General Grant expelled the Jews.

How to Choose a Career

Judaism’s five-piece framework for finding a career that really fits.

Preventing Another Massacre

Good laws will never abolish all evil.

A Hero in Connecticut

Where did a first grade teacher get the strength to perform her extraordinary act of bravery?

The Connecticut School Shooting

Asking why in the aftermath of tragedy.

Radio Prank Gone Wrong

Kate Middleton's nurse and the unpredictable consequences of one’s actions.

Thanking the Invisible Hand

Thanksgiving weekend is made possible by a vast number of strangers. Don’t take it for granted.

General Petraeus & Us

It’s no wonder Judaism forbids a man from being alone with a woman who is not his wife.


Left-right, blue-red, rich-poor. With the U.S. elections over, how can the healing begin?

Delta Flight 15

An amazing, true story about a plane that was forced to land in Newfoundland on 9/11.

The Hearts of Kings

The presidential election looms. Does it really matter who wins?

Slovie’s Hurricane Sandy Diary

A personal glimpse into a world turned upside down.

Voting for Mom

The campaign advisor warned my mother: “You can’t win unless you campaign on Saturday.”

Hurricane Sandy

Why the key to rain remains in God’s hands.

The Fury of Frankenstorm

Five ways to bring awe into your life.

Visiting the Sick

Reaching out to others in difficult times.

Jennifer Livingston: The Fat Anchor

Can fat people be good role models?

Jews & Birthdays

Why I won’t be celebrating my birthday.

Ahmadinejad is #UNWELCOME

We cannot remain silent while a man this evil visits New York and addresses the UN.

A Domestic Violence Situation

Lying there on the gurney with the sirens blaring, I could no longer deny the reality.

Cosmo & Helen Gurley Brown

Many young women are realizing just how damaging were her views.

The Sikh Temple Shooting

Empathy takes work, but it’s the basis of human decency.

You Didn't Build That

Judaism's approach to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

Stephen Covey & the Jewish 7 Habits

How the fundamental principles of his groundbreaking book can be found in Judaic sources.

Abuse of Power

Does wealth dehumanize people?

Bullying Grandma on the Bus

Karen Huff Klein teaches us a valuable lesson for The Three Weeks.

Outsourcing Life

A look behind the new phenomenon of mourners for hire and friends for rent.

Defining Success: Steve Jobs or Bill Gates?

What will you leave behind: an inheritance or a legacy?

Real Courage

It’s no accident that there are two different words in Hebrew for courage.

The Cult of Self Esteem

In real life, not everyone is a winner.

Money Can Buy Happiness

Fascinating research on how money can, indeed buy happiness -- when you don't spend it on yourself.

The Facebook Fiasco

You don’t need to be religious to appreciate the dangers of the Internet.

Escape from Camp 14

Shin is the first person born and raised in a North Korean monstrous slave-labor prison to escape and tell his harrowing tale.

My Top 10 Quotes

Words that inspire, motivate and ultimately transform.

The Analog Advantage

Yearning for the beauty of non-perfection.

Curiosity Changes the World

How simple ideas lead to scientific discoveries.

Teach Your Children Well

The world we build tomorrow is born in the stories we tell our children today.

Everything You Need to Know about Kosher Wine

It’s not your parents’ syrupy sweet beverage any more.

Justin Bieber’s 100K Car

I also had everything. Why wasn’t it enough?

Tibor Rubin: Portrait of Valor

It took 55 years for this Holocaust survivor and unsung hero to get the Medal of Honor.

The Third Jihad Kerfuffle

A second look at the controversial documentary.

Oblivious to the Music

Would you notice one of the world's greatest violinists playing in the midst of rush hour?

Shabbat Comes to the White House

Jacob Lew is appointed White House Chief of Staff. Is that good for the Jews?

Politics Not as Usual

As Holocaust refugees, my parents cherished their right and civic duty to vote.

Thanksgiving: Making Americans

Growing up, raising kids to be good Jews went hand-in-hand with raising them to be good Americans.

Counterpoint: Penn State Scandal Revisited

The Torah demands that we not judge the moral conduct of the people involved without knowing what they actually saw and did.

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