Rabbi Blech on the Pandemic's First Anniversary

Purim masks and face masks: Looking forward to when masks stop concealing God's presence, nor be required by a soon-to-be conquered pandemic.

My Father, My Hero

My father didn’t hate God for what he had lost and didn’t abandon the Judaism in which he had been reared. On the contrary, he deepened it.

The Orthodox Jewish Government Official Falsely Accused of Dual Loyalty

Anne Neuberger is in charge of cybersecurity for the Biden Administration.

Collecting Crumbs: How to Become Wealthy

Some become wealthy by making a ton of money overnight. Others gain wealth by collecting the small, seemingly insignificant things.

The Nazi Sympathizer in Georgia

My encounter at a military museum left me shaken, confused and alarmed.

Larry King's Enormous Heart

Behind the glitz of Hollywood, Larry was a kind, caring soul who recognized his Jewish roots and used his fame to help the Jewish people.

50 Violinists from 50 States, One Big Thank You

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

The Dark Spell of Social Media: A Review of The Social Dilemma

Former Big Tech insiders reveal what made them turn against the powerful platforms they helped create and promote.

When Grief Walks In

Coming to grips with the death of my father.

New Senator Holds Great-Grandparents' Immigration Papers

Sen. Jon Ossoff brought his great grandparents’ Ellis Island documents to his inauguration.

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.

Martin Luther King’s Jewish Hope

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

Bat Mitzvah Girl Donates All Her Money to Homeless Man who Returned Her Grandma's Wallet

A homeless stranger went out of his way to return a grandmother's wallet. Little did he know what would happen next.

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.

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