Unholy Thoughts on Yom Kippur

How do I let my soul soar while my body is desperately trying to ground me?

Yom Kippur Pre-Fast Menu

Try some of these healthy recipes with alongside some of your traditional favorites to ensure a hydrated day.

Apples and Honey Desserts

Delicious desserts for any occasion, and perfect for festive meals between Rosh Hashanah and Simchat Torah.

I’m Not Asking for Much This Rosh Hashanah

As the New Year is rapidly approaching, I’m relieved to know that this year I’m not asking for too much.

Emuna's Thoughts before Rosh Hashanah

Finding that balance between good enough and striving to grow.

PODCAST: Getting Our House in Order

Rabbi David Schoonmaker’s tips for improving our organizational skills at home.

My Single Greatest Achievement

Thoughts as I send off my 18-year-old son.

Rosh Hashanah Meals: Let’s Get Started

These recipes are the perfect twist on classic dishes to bring in the new year.

Letting Go of My Boys

Two different boys, two different journeys.

You're Bad: The Detrimental Effects of that Pernicious Label

Recognizing that we are decent human beings trying our best, we can be forgiving, and optimistic that we really can change.

And Sarah Laughed: Facing Infertility on Rosh Hashanah

With the new year come new opportunities for change and growth, and new opportunities for our prayers to be answered.

How to Make Your Shabbat Table a Place Kids Will Want to Be

The incredible power of a good, thought-provoking question.

Why Every Child Needs to Hear Stories about the Holocaust

If we don't know where we’ve come from, we don't know what we are made of nor where we are going.

Elul: If Not Now, When?

Our opportunities for growth won’t be here forever. If I want to grow, the time is now.

PODCAST: Jamie Geller's Lunches for School and Work

Chef Jamie Geller’s appetizing lunch menus for school kids and working people on the go.

Rebbetzin Faigy Hoch: My Teacher, My Friend

The world is a darker place without her bright smile and warmth, without her humility and constant gratitude.

ADHD Helped My Granny Survive Auschwitz

Thank God she wasn't diagnosed back in the 30’s. Her impulsivity, spunkiness and penchant for breaking the rules enabled her to get through the Holocaust.

4 Ways Marriages Fade Away

How to avoid falling off an emotional cliff.

My Broken Fridge

I can't believe I'm on vacation and sweating the small stuff!

Keto Craze: A Fad or the Way to Eat?

Healthy recipes – even if they weren't all the rage.

The Rain in Maine

It's pouring outside and I love it!

A Time to Sew, a Time to Rend

As a child Beth’s father frightened me. Today, I recognize that he suffered from mental illness and his rages against his family were all symptoms of his disorder.

Learning to Live with Uncertainty

How to attain greater peace of mind in world filled with risk and insecurity.

Planting and Building in Parenting

Keep the big picture in mind. Just because your child isn't listening today doesn't mean things won't change.

So We Fixed It? A Child's Thoughts After Tisha B'Av

It may not be burning anymore but it still isn’t fixed.

Summertime Recipes: Last Call

Recipes with favorite summertime ingredients. Take advantage while you can!

Mourning for My Son on Tisha B'Av

I used to struggle to really mourn on this day. Now I don't even need to try.

Holocaust Tiger Mom

A true story of incredible courage and determination.

Simple and Delicious Non-Meat Dishes for the Nine Days

Wholesome and filling dinners choices that don't leave you feeling heavy and stuffed like some of the traditional dairy options.

The Drama-Free Relationship Fantasy

Life is not drama-free and neither are relationships.

The Six Intimacy Skills

Laura Doyle’s tools can make any marriage better.

Helping Your Child to Learn How to Control their Emotions

How parents can help their child learn to get in control of their outbursts and frustrations.

Synchronized Diving & Real Life

The dives were truly amazing, beautiful and graceful. But weren't they a waste of time?

PODCAST: The Three Weeks: A Time of Introspection

Rebbetzin Tzipora Heller talks about learning who we are now, and who we want to be.

Sensational Ice Cream Desserts

Be sure to hide these amazing treats in your freezer until you're ready to serve them!

Summer Expectations

Comparing is totally destructive to our ability to enjoy the moment.

It's a Cruel/Kind World

We can focus on the good or on the bad. One leads to happiness and light, the other to gloom and depression.

PODCAST: How to Protect Pre-teens and Teens from Undesirable Relationships

Rabbi Menachem Nissel’s guide to setting boundaries, rules and curfews.

Turn Down the Noise

There’s no escape: restaurants, shopping malls, weddings all blast music way too loud.

Trust in Parenting

Believe it and then you'll see it.

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