Songs from Our Youth

This old blind man knew the entire Torah by heart. I know the words to “The Beverly Hillbillies.”

Creating Security for Children in a Scary World

How to make a pocket of peace for our families and ourselves.

5 Ways to Get Rid of Back Talk from Kids

What to do when you child screams, “You’re the worst mother in the world! I hate you!”

Put a Fix On It

We all make mistakes. But we don’t have to keep making the same mistake.

A Non-Jew’s Question

Are we fulfilling our mandate to be a “light unto the nations”?

Our Daughter’s Meaningful Bat Mitzvah

Despite recent negative press, bar/bat mitzvah celebrations can be a profound experience for the entire family.

Recipes for Autumn

Take advantage of the best vegetable this season has to offer.

Sleep Deprived

What do you focus on when you wake up in the morning: blessing or lack?

Chicken Recipes

Sweet or sour, spicy or plain, chicken is the mainstay of many a Shabbat meal.

The Gift of Failure

Children develop necessary skills and character traits by encountering and overcoming failure.

I Thought I Had More Time

All we have is right now, this moment.

Anger and Adolescence

How to cool the flame of teenage anger.

Take the Initiative in Your Marriage

Don’t wait for your spouse to give you what you need.

Horse and Rider: Who’s Leading Whom?

Practical suggestions on how to prepare for Yom Kippur.

Three Goals for the New Year

Practical ways to utilize the incredible power of the days between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur.

5 Things to Do During Your First Year of Marriage

How to work on building your marriage every single day.

Rosh Hashanah: No Distractions

When we hear the shofar, all distractions fade away. It’s our moment to choose life.

5 Most Important Lessons from a Mother of a Special Needs Child

The blessings and struggles of raising a son who is on the autism spectrum.

How to Foster Gratitude in Children

This New Year make thankfulness your parenting goal.

What’s Cooking for Rosh Hashanah?

Savory and sweet recipes for the new year.

Jew Vs Jew Vs Iran

Jewish infighting is giving our enemies just what they want.

Fighting in Marriage

9 ways to turn a valid argument into a full scale battle.

Beat the Back to School Blues

How to ease your child’s anxiety and motivate her to achieve in school.

Back to School Breakfasts

Start your family’s day right with a nutritious breakfast to help boost their energy.

From Germany to Israel

Visiting Wannsee gave me a far deeper appreciation of Israel.

Sweet Delicacies for Rosh Hashanah

Including Teiglach, a specialty dessert that’s worth the effort.

My Frightening Ovarian Ultrasound

I was never comfortable with the idea of miracles. And then one happened to me.

Raising Compassionate Children

How to reinforce this important quality in your home.

We Are Not Alone

You are not the center of the universe.

4 Ways to Renew Your Marriage

Based on the meaning of the Jewish month of Elul.


Kugel: a staple of Jewish cooking for centuries.

Raising Independent Children

My parents successfully raised 10 kids, due primarily to these 7 key secrets.

Refreshing Summer Salads

Now is the perfect time to enjoy these cool salads.

Patti LuPone’s Great Performance

She took the texting scourge into her own hands. Let’s follow suit.

The Silver Spice Box

From war-torn Prague through Australia to Israel, a spice box spans five generations of one Jewish family.

Tasty Desserts

Ignore your diet… one day a week.

Three Reasons Couples Grow Apart

Many couples divorce because “we just grew apart.” It can happen to any of us if we’re not careful.

Cooking with Israeli Ingredients

Celebrate Israel and the flavors of our home with these recipes.

My Lack of Control

I’m sweating the small stuff and it’s no way to live.

Adult Coloring Books

What’s behind the new bestselling phenomenon?

Vision for Marriage

A practical exercise for couples to get the love you want.

My Friend's Incredible Humility

I was blown away by her extraordinary act; she didn’t think it was even praiseworthy.

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