Obama’s Seder

A Passover message for the president.

Choosing a Pope

It happens in the Sistine Chapel, which was designed to be a copy of the holy Jewish Temple in Jerusalem.

Worst Birthday Ever

Justin Bieber and the search for happiness.

The New Holocaust Discoveries

With more than 42,000 ghettos and concentration camps scattered throughout Europe, almost everyone had to know what was happening.

Giving Blood, Giving Life

Seventy anonymous blood donors saved Ariel Fishman’s life.

Valentine’s Day Love

Does the word “love” still mean anything?

Why I'm Raising My Children With God

The most precious gift I can give my children.

The Forgiveness Prayer

Tools for dropping the toxic baggage.

Does God Care about the Super Bowl?

Doesn’t He have more important things to be worried about?

When Enough is Enough

Remodeling our kitchen provided an extreme makeover – in an unexpected way.

Lance Armstrong’s Morality Play

Ultimately falsehood self-destructs.

The Key to Real Success

What if you’re not the world’s best looking, smartest and richest?

Sandy Hook: A Jewish Antidote

How the Torah instills moral sensitivity and self-discipline.

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.

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