Don't Let Canada Become a World Leader in Administering Death

Canada's laws almost killed my mother. Now they're posed to make it even worse.

50 Violinists from 50 States, One Big Thank You

Expressing our profound gratitude to healthcare workers through the language of art.

Martin Luther King’s Jewish Hope

Inspired by Jewish prophets like Moses, Isaiah and Amos, MLK evoked their message of hope and justice.

Saving America

I tremble at the thought of the country perishing from within. We must find a way to return to the values and the ideals which were the original source of our greatness.

The Smile Behind the Mask

What milk does for the body a smile does for the heart and soul.

4 Ways to See Things from a New Perspective

Change your perspective, change your life.

2020 Vision: The Year in Review

How will you view this unforgettable year? A quick look at some of the pivotal events of 2020.

2020: A Year of Benefits and Better Habits

We all know the terrible losses and disruptions of 2020. It is worth enumerating the numerous benefits as well.

When Covid is Over: The Hidden Blessings of 2020

There are blessings waiting to blossom in the aftermath of our global confrontation with the angel of death.

I'm Proud to Vaccinate Against Coronavirus

There is nothing more precious in Jewish law than human life.

Paying the Utility Debts for 114 Strangers

What drove Mike Esmond to generously pay overdue utility bills for strangers at risk of their gas and water being turned off?

Technology and Blessings

Say what you want about the dangers of technology, can you imagine how lonely and isolated we would be now without it?

Living a Meaningful Life during the Pandemic

How we choose to deal with pain determines our quality of life.

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.

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