My 9/11 Un-Miracle

I didn't have to climb down 65 flights of stairs. Thank God, I had the greatest miracle of all: I got to work on time.

Hear the Quiet

In the era of Blackberries and Bluetooths, where can you find a vestige of absolute peace and quiet?

Mel, Kofi and Me

Like soft drinks and poison, anti-Semitism comes in various flavors and strengths.

Mel Gibson's Jewish Problem

Based on my previous interviews with the Gibson family, nothing Mel said comes as a surprise.

What's Stopping Al Qaeda

The secret of why Al Qaeda called off a plot to gas the New York City subways.

Just Say No

If Roy kicked the habit, you can too.

Seven Ways You Can Help Israel

Israel needs your help. Here's what you can do.

Plugging In

When was the last time you were fully alive in the moment?

United in Soccer

If the point that unites a group defines its essence, what does the World Cup say about humanity?

Oh That Fifty Feeling

I'm looking for the secret of life. And if that fails, at least I'll get a discount at the movies.

A Stone's Throw

A small revolution began with a broken window.

Desperate for a Donor

My mother's kidneys are failing. Will someone help save her?

David Irving and Freedom of Speech

Irving's opinions are vile, and his arguments about the Holocaust are ludicrous. But he doesn't belong in prison.

Curse of the Moderates

The mob has turned this into a test case for freedom of speech in the West.

We Are All Danes Now

Today the censors may be coming for some unfunny Mohammed cartoons, but tomorrow it is your words and ideas they will silence.

Oprah's Choice

The powerful message of Elie Wiesel's Night.

Murmurs in the Dark

Many of my patients seek something far more difficult for me to give than medical advice.

The Beauty Wars

The Chanukah battle isn't over yet.

Suddenly Goodbye

The sudden death of a friend taught me a few important lessons.

Not So Trivial Pursuit

Maybe winning really is everything after all.

The Fire Now

Barbarians at the gates of Paris.

Invisible Worlds

My grandfather believed that our world is a manifestation of an invisible world. As a computer scientist, so do I.

Sukkot: After the Deluge

Everything in life was firmly established: career, family, friends. Then came Katrina.

Exodus from Rita

As we drove for hours to get out of Houston, we were hoping for a miracle.

For God's Sake

The challenge of our age: not to desecrate God's holy name with acts that profane all that He stands for.

My Modem Speaks

Sometimes speed can make things slower.

Refugees from the Storm

Picking up the pieces in Katrina's aftermath.


Love's missing ingredient.


Successful relationships are built on making the needs and pain of others as real as our own.

London Calling

Europeans are not about to start singing, "We are all Israelis now," any time soon.

Terror In London

Yesterday terror arrived on our doorstep. Like Israelis, now I, too, must worry about getting on a train or my son taking a bus to school.

Tomorrow's Promises

If I have learned nothing else through my 16-year-old daughter's death, it is that you can never tell your children enough times how much you love them.

For Just One Week

What would you like to do for just one week?

The Age of Innocence

What kind of memories do we want our children to have?

She Just Doesn't Get It

The essential outrage of "Holocaust on Your Plate" was not that it injured feelings, but rather that it equated human beings with cows, pigs and chickens.

Honoring the 5th

Why our family doesn't do Mother's Day.

You're On the Air!

Imagine how careful you'd be if those around you were watching, listening, and analyzing your every word. Guess what? They probably are.

The Death of Terri Schiavo: An Epilogue

Blurring the line between life and death, and between medical data and morality, her death signifies a disturbing turning point for American society.

My MS Attitude

I lost my job, I'm a quadriplegic, and I'm the luckiest man in the world.

Hunting for Rainbows

She was terminally ill with no possibility for cure. Her husband insisted we do everything possible to keep her alive. I couldn't help wondering: Did we launch her into some painful, hellish limbo?

Urban Sprawl

Environmental preservation has been part of Jewish tradition for 3,300 years.

Almost Normal

I always considered "being normal" the most important quality in a person. Then I had a baby with Down syndrome.

Taking Back Nature: A Reflection

Every so often, we are reminded that we are not the conquerors, but trustees.

Reacting to the Tsunami

A spiritual response to disaster.

To Everything There is a Season

When confronted with evil, it's the time to fight - and to counteract with kindness.

UN Scandal (Yawn)

Kofi Annan is a symptom of the UN's sickness.

Darfur: Never Again?

As Jews, we have an increased moral obligation to respond, to speak out and take action.

Friends Don't Grow on Trees

Why are some people blessed with wonderful, caring friends while others seem destined for loneliness?

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