“Covid Rage” and the Breakdown of Civil Behavior

The accumulated tension, stress and fear of Covid has given rise to a seething anger that has gripped a significant part of the population.

The First Religious Jew Drafted to the MLB: An Exclusive Interview with Jacob Steinmetz

The pitcher spent a few weeks of his off-season learning at Aish in Jerusalem, Israel.

Politics or Spirituality: What Is an Antidote to Youth Suicide?

Jamie Raskin’s son had everything going for him. What was missing?

From Robot to Human Being: Activating Your Free Will

Your life’s starting point doesn’t define you; your choices do.

Wisdom of Spider-Man

Spider-Man may not be a member of the tribe but he does convey a lot of Jewish wisdom.

January 1: Five Jewish Facts

Five little-known facts about the January 1 “New Year” holiday, and its meaning for Jews.

The Curse of Social Distancing

We must prevent the spread of sickness, but equally important is the need to find ways to foster friendships.

"Welcome to Holland" and the Cosmic Travel Agent

Having a special needs child has been compared to planning a vacation to Italy and somehow landing in Holland. What happens if you're too distraught to leave the plane?

The One-Woman Battle Against Pro-Nazi Bias on Wikipedia

For years Ksenia Coffman has been fighting to correct pro-Nazi distortions on Wikipedia.

Marijuana and Judaism: What Does Jewish Law Say about the Subject?

Medical marijuana is permissible, but recreational use prevents us from being our best selves.

The Angels in Hell

“On a scale of one to 10, how would you rank your pain?” the nurse asked. “Ten thousand,” I said.

Returning $1,000 Floating in the Air

Two Chicago teens found $1,000 blowing in the wind outside their Jewish school.

The Kyle Scheele Meale: Changing the World through TikTok, Cardboard and a Dream

The clever viral campaign shows the power of irrepressible creativity, taking initiative, and doing good for others, with a dash of marketing genius.

There's a Reason Why It's Called Thanksgiving

The remarkable interplay between giving and receiving.

The Beauty Wars

Why the Hanukkah battle isn't over yet.

America's Lost Boys and Me

I suspect I’m the only student at Cambridge University who lived out of garbage bags as a child. Here’s why I didn’t live the life I was meant to.

In Defense of Having Babies

Child-freedom combines the freedom from responsibility of being a child with the independence and means of being an adult. But can you really have your cake and eat it, too?

Katie Couric and The Other Racism

Ageism, the denigration and mistreatment of the elderly, is becoming recognized as a problem as serious as racism.

I, Pencil: The Movie

Can a single individual, working independently and from scratch, create an ordinary yellow pencil?

A Lesson in Compassion from Fauda’s Lior Raz

What could I do for someone who knew he would die soon? I knew Len loved Raz and so I decided to ask the Israeli actor for a favor.

People Love Dead Jews

Dara Horn's new book offers marvelous daggers of acerbic observations about being Jewish today.

To All Those Who Doubt You, Including Yourself

You don't have to listen to that voice that weighs you down, holds you back, or causes you to give up on your dreams.

Military Vets Find Solace and Faith in Israel

Through Heroes to Heroes soldiers open up about their experience and move onto a path of spiritual healing.

For Those in Recovery, Be a Blessing

Take whatever blessing you have and use it to become a blessing in other people’s lives.

Heroism and the Ghost Army of WWII

Gilbert Seltzer, a veteran of a top secret Ghost Army troops, has died.

Biases, Biases Everywhere: No News is Fair News

Like Alexei Navalny, most of us are subjected to a daily barrage of propaganda. The key difference is that ours is self-imposed.

PODCAST: Zero Percent: Why Are Jews So Successful?

What is the secret sauce of the Jewish people that explains their over-representation in so many arenas?

12 Business Lessons from the Book of Genesis

The characters are entrepreneurs and innovators, industrialists struggling to adapt to modernity and negotiators seeking to preserve their unique identities.

Why Were the Graves of So Many Jewish GIs Marked by a Cross?

Thanks to the tireless efforts of Rabbi Dr. Jacob J. Schacter and a group of dedicated volunteers, Jewish heroes are finally being buried with a Star of David.

Karen, White Female Privilege, and Its Hebrew Counterpart

Perhaps it's no accident that the name Karen is very similar to the Hebrew word keren.

The True Legacy of 9/11

The enduring image of 9/11 must not be people falling from buildings but of a nation lifting each other up.

Yom Kippur and the Lessons of 9/11

“If we learn nothing else from this tragedy, we learn that life is short and there is no time for hate.”

A Dying Boy's Last Wish and the Key to a Meaningful New Year

Notre Dame football coach's inspiring lesson on keeping our word and fulfilling our resolutions.

The Bishop who Saved 1500 Jews

Pavel Peter Gojdic suffered mistreatment and humiliation for his outspoken defense of Jews during the Holocaust.

The Collapse of Afghanistan: What Does It Mean to be Truly Free?

No matter how much money, power and resources are poured in, freedom and peace cannot be imposed by outside forces. It must come from within.

Why Even Atheists Should Teach Their Children about God

As a therapist, Erica Komisar is often asked by parents, “How do I talk to my child about death if I don’t believe in God or heaven?” Her answer is always the same. Can you guess what it is?

Can a Game of Peek-a-Boo Change the World?

Taking to heart the message of Molly Wright, the youngest person to deliver a Ted Talk.

Miami: A Searing Search and Rescue Diary of IDF Home Front Command Delegation Leader

Col. Golan Vach recalls the chilling, two-week mission at the disaster site.

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