Judaism and Common Superstitions

Who’s afraid of Friday the 13th and black cats?

Enlightened Despots are Never Enlightened

Any regime that imprisons, tortures, or kills people because of their opinions is by definition an enemy of the free world.

Think: Are You a Victim of the Abilene Paradox?

Bowing to social pressure versus thinking for yourself.

The Indian Princess who Fought Nazis

Noor Inayat Khan courageously spied for Britain behind enemy lines.

Five Ways We Can Help Stop Bullying

Judaism advocates a zero-tolerance policy when it comes to cruelty and bullying.

Peter Pan Parent

Some parents never want to grow up.

Princess Alice and the Jews

How Queen Elizabeth's mother-in-law saved a Jewish family during the Holocaust.

Anti-Semitic Posters on American Campuses

It's the latest in a series of attacks on Jews on campuses, often organized by white supremacist groups.

Physical Intimacy: A Jewish Perspective

Exploring the Jewish approach to this fundamental subject. Viewer discretion is advised.

The Nobel Peace Prize Winner’s Israel Connection

For Nadia Murad, the Jewish people inspire activism and hope.

Hating Men: A Response from Rabbi Blech

Can you hold off on my lynching until we discuss this in a more rational manner?

Hating Men: The New Racism

Bigotry is unacceptable, except, it seems, when it comes to knocking men.

The Oldest Nobel Prize Winner Isn’t Slowing Down

Jewish physicist Dr. Arthur Ashkin, age 96, doesn’t know the meaning of procrastination.

Friend of the Jews: How Dr. Adelaide Hautval Defied the Nazis and Saved Jewish Lives

Standing up for Jews, Dr. Hautval was sent to Auschwitz where she was asked to assist in medical experiments performed in Block 10.

Celebrity Gossip Is Making Our Culture Sick

Sticks and stones may break our bones, but words – ugly, gossipy, cruel words – can eventually break a whole society. Just look at what ours has turned into.

You Are Not a Victim

To those who have been sexually abused, you are neither weak nor helpless; you can be strong and resilient.

The #MeTooMovement: When Men are the Victims

Innocence or guilt requires careful deliberation, no matter the gender of the accused.

Souls Shining Through

My Alzheimer's patients taught me the essence of who we really are.

My Experience in India

A timely lesson from the incredible traffic in India: community, ego and flexibility.

Why Multitasking is Bad for You

Studies show that multitasking is damaging our education, work performance and life.

Do You Know Your Rating?

I was shocked when I discovered mine.

Alex Jones and the Info Wars

Free speech is a formidable responsibility to communicate the truth.

Almost 60

Six things I would tell my 40-year-old self.

Apple: The Trillion Dollar Company & Rosh Hashanah

How the most successful company in American history went from near bankruptcy to stunning achievement.

A Rabbi’s Rumination on Racism

Rather than trying to disabuse people of the biases they may coddle, we must charge them to focus on individuals.

Five Reasons a Corbyn Government would be Disastrous for UK Jewry

Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership is a threat to the entire United Kingdom.

I Used to be a Muslim Anti-Semite

Looking closer at Islam made me question my beliefs and attitudes towards Jews.

Are Labels Just for Clothing?

Understanding the positive and negative usages of labels.

An Open Letter to Mark Zuckerberg: Don’t Give Holocaust Deniers a Pass

Holocaust denial isn’t just getting “a few things wrong”. It’s a pernicious form of anti-Semitism that serves no other purpose than to attack Jews.

When Death-Defying Stunts Go Tragically Wrong

What are YouTube daredevils truly after?

#PrettyPlaneGirl and the Power of our Words

A digital-age cautionary tale about privacy, shaming and hurtful words.

The World Cup Is Not Coming Home and I'm Not Disappointed

And the reason why illuminates an important Jewish principle.

Daring Rescue in the Thailand Cave

Humanity has come together to declare the absolute value of human life.

The Amazing Tie Between Ancient Israel and America's Founding Fathers

The Hebrew Bible lies at the center of the American imagination.

Laughing While Someone Drowns

What happens to society devoid of mutual obligation?

15 Quotes from Charles Krauthammer

Thought-provoking, insightful and eloquent.

Don't Separate Families at the Border, Don't Expropriate the Holocaust

The images emanating from the border are powerful enough to inspire people to act without deploying Holocaust imagery.

Chris Pratt’s MTV Sermon

I couldn’t believe what I was seeing. The rowdy audience of millennials burst into applause when he stated, "God is real. God loves you. Believe that, I do."

Bernard Lewis and Richard Pipes: A Tribute to Two Intellectual Giants

The two scholars who helped preserve Western Civilization from totalitarian aggression.

Charles Krauthammer and Being Told You’re Going to Die

Miracles from God still happen in spite of medical predictions. I am a case in point.

Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain: Taking It to Heart

Their suicides give us pause and reminds us just how little we know of other people’s pain and challenges.

Twitter & Your Responsibility

Just because you think it doesn’t mean you should write it.

Moses' 6 Rules for Facebook

Ancient guidelines for a healthy social media experience.

Pass the Anti-Semitism Awareness Act

This should not be a controversial piece of legislation. It doesn’t seek to ban hateful speech, just to define it.

When My Husband Lost his Job

Lessons from the dark pit of financial insecurity.

3 Lessons from Roseanne's Offensive Tweet

What we can take from ABC’s abrupt cancellation of Roseanne Barr’s hit show.

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