Tony Hsieh’s Tragic Death

It’s not enough to solve problems for the rest of society when you’re neglecting your own critical issues.

A Lesser Person

Is my child less of a human being because of some plastic and metal encasing her legs?

Roald Dahl’s Anti-Semitism

Roald Dahl’s family has apologized for the author’s anti-Semitism. Is it enough?

Watching Maradona Play Made Me a Believer

Encountering treachery and awe during the World Cup.

Jamie Geller’s Bold, Scary Move

She’s taken on the position of Aish’s Chief Media & Marketing Officer.

Monstrous Mercy

A nurse in England was charged with murdering 8 babies in the neonatal unit. The charges are shocking, but not surprising.

How Rabbi Sacks Changed the Life of This Soviet-Bred Mother

I was angry at the Communist regime that separated me from the basic connection to my Jewish heritage. Rabbi Sacks' wisdom inspired my journey home.

Demonizing Pfizer’s Jewish CEO

A Greek newspaper is attacking Albert Bourla with anti-Semitic tropes.

The Foundation Stone of American Democracy: The 1620 Mayflower Compact

Why John Quincy Adams regarded what the Mayflower passengers accomplished with something approaching awe.

The Moral Businessman

Choosing between what feels right and what the law allows you to get away with.

Alex Trebek’s Quiet Dignity

Reflections on the game show host from three Jewish contestants.

Why Were Comments Disabled on My Last Article?

We can disagree vehemently and vote differently, but we cannot turn differences into divisiveness, or dialogue into bullying, vitriol, and demeaning language.

After the Election, Choosing Connection

Now that the election is over, it’s time to put down the hatchet and pick up the phone to connect to those on the other side of the political divide.

Vienna Terror Attacks

I was mailing in my application for Austrian citizenship during the Vienna terror attacks.

Jewish Leadership During Cholera Epidemic, 1848

Life was at stake. A young Rabbi Yisrael Salanter was moved to take forceful action.

$2000 Bottle of Wine Mix-Up

Businessmen who ordered a $2000 bottle of wine didn't notice the difference when they received a $18 bottle instead.

Former Muslim Terrorist and Holocaust Survivor Confront Prejudice

Two people with radically different pasts come together to fight hate and anti-Semitism.

Talking to Ben Shapiro without Discussing Politics

How not to let the election ruin your friendships with those you vehemently disagree with.

Suing Neo-Nazis in America

Amy Spitalnick is seeking justice against neo-Nazis involved in the 2017 Charlottesville rally.

Human Dignity and Political Power

The Torah’s radical approach to emergency powers and the worth of every human being.

Lessons from Lockdown

My top three transformative takeaways.

How 3 Previous Pandemics Changed the World

From the rise and fall of major religions to the very structure of society, mass outbreaks have challenged paradigms that appeared set in stone. There’s a chance COVID-19 will, too.

Embracing Insecurity: COVID-19 and Sukkot

The pandemic has stripped away security. But we don't need the security of yesterday to be happy today.

Sukkot and Corona: Three Major Messages

Exploring the timely relevance of this Jewish holiday.

The Difference between Success and Happiness

Sukkot and the shortage of psychiatrists in Silicon Valley.

The Joy of Admitting We Don't Know

Humility, nuance and admitting we don’t know are not signs of weakness, but strength.

Auschwitz Museum Director Offers to Trade Places with Imprisoned Child

Piotr Cywinski is offering to serve time in prison in Nigeria so a child imprisoned for blasphemy can go free.

The Ballerina of Auschwitz

Dr. Edith Eger offers keys to free ourselves from our own prisons of the mind.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Modeling Civility

The late justice displayed respect and warmth to all.

The Billionaire who Gave Away His Fortune

Charles Feeney gave away $8 billion to charity. And he did it anonymously.

Why Dip into Honey?

There are many ways to add sweetness to the new year. What is the significance of honey?

Why is a Terrorist Speaking at San Francisco State University?

The university should rescind their invitation to Leila Khaled and take a stand against terrorism.

Yes to Life In Spite of Everything: Viktor Frankl’s Re-Discovered Manuscript

Four crucial ideas from this poignant masterpiece of writing.

Helpful Things We Can Do Instead of Corona Shaming

When looking out at the world, make sure to clean your windows first.

Teenagers Are Mourning for a Life that Suddenly Ceased to Function

In our rush to retain some semblance of normalcy we haven’t allowed our kids to mourn what they've lost.

Growing Up Jewish In the South

By fierce example, my father taught me the importance of social justice, equality and fairness.

Bystander or Hero: Who Do You Want to Be?

You don’t need to jump in front of an oncoming train, like my cousin, to be a hero. You have to stand up to harassment, bullying or other injustices.

Masks and How We Relate to Others

The pandemic has made us more sensitive to the fact that everyone has the capacity to harm another – with our germs, with our words, with our actions.

Creating a Culture of Hate

Where will the culture of internet attacks lead? The diaries of Nazi opponent Friedrich Kellner offer warnings.

The LA Jewish Community Is Thanking Local Police and Increasing Community Safety

Public-private security coordination is the name of the game in today’s new reality. Bringing good food helps, too.

Orthodox Jew Falsely Accused of Treason

For years Dr. David Tenenbaum has worked to clear his name.

The One-Handed Pianist

Leon Fleisher, who recently died at 92, built a piano career despite losing use of his right hand.

Hiroshima and the Pilot’s Tear

How a survivor of the atom bomb stopped hating the pilot who flew the plane.

Take Holocaust Denial Off Facebook

In the #NoDenyingIt campaign, Holocaust survivors ask Facebook to remove Holocaust denial.

Fear of Speech is Replacing Freedom of Speech

Culturally, the freedom to express unpopular views has never been more endangered.

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.

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