Purim & The Academy Awards

Matthew McConaughey and finding God in mysterious places.

Shaking Hands with Women

Would you support a candidate who doesn’t shake hands with the opposite sex?

Alcohol and Jews

It’s time to take this problem seriously.

Sochi: Living with Terror

A taste of what it’s like to live in some Israeli cities.

Enforcing a Modesty Code

Can privately-owned stores dictate how we dress in their store?

Extravagant Weddings

Is it okay to spend loads of money on a private affair?

The Most Essential Tool in Marriage

Thanks for the newlywed tips, but here’s one more. And I think it’s critical.


Have money, avoid prison – and responsibility.

Public Prayer

Should El AL allow prayers on the P.A. system?

Honoring Nazi Collaborator

A statue for unworthy Horthy is a disgrace.

The Countdown Controversy

When listening to others is a bad idea.

Nazi Loot Discovery

The astonishing, controversial story of the biggest find of stolen WWII art.

Does Parenting Get Easier?

What’s the best stage of raising children?

Dating Divorcees

Don’t they deserve another chance?

Writing Therapy

If you can’t talk it – write it out.

Returning Questionable Objects

Should I return a trashy magazine to its rightful owner?

Honey, Your Success is Shrinking Me

Men have a hard time when the women around them do well.

Sukkot on Mars

It may be a lot closer than you think.

Why Kol Nidrei?

Is this any way to start the holiest day of the year?

Matt Harvey & Rosh Hashanah

Pitching a lesson in prayer for the High Holidays.

A Book for Elliot Spitzer

Which one Jewish book would you choose for Elliot Spitzer?

Worse Than Idol Worship

Who is going to reach out to the masses of Jews who are not seeking a spiritual connection?

Start Over

Sometimes the best way to build is to shut it down.

Driving with Big Brother

Never drive alone again. Would you let your driving habits be under constant surveillance?

Teaching Kids Respect

How do you get kids today to respect their elders?

Learning to Cope

One vital ingredient in the psychotherapeutic process: Just talk.

James Gandolfini, RIP

A lesson from Sopranos’ mafia kingpin.

Wake Up the Patient

Should you wait for a sleeping patient to wake up?

Thumbs Down Redux

And here’s what the Rabbi said…

Thumbs Down!

Is it okay to write a negative review online?

Abercrombie & Fitch: Not Cool

The company is feeding into our skewed emphasis on body image.

Lottery Mania

$600 million: Is it the American dream or the American nightmare?

Disneyland & Shavuot

What are you doing 3 am this Wednesday?

Apologies, Apologies

Why saying “I’m sorry” is so difficult.

Interfaith Marriages

Surprising findings from a new study.

Jorel’s Bar Mitzvah

It takes more than a viral video to become a man

Video Mayhem at 30,000 Feet

Inappropriate film for kids shown on plane: What would you do?

Jew in a Box

Controversial museum exhibit in Berlin creates quite a stir.

Crossing the Red Sea

Sometimes prayer just isn’t enough….

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