Five Ways to Build Your Gratitude Muscles

This has never been more important than it is now when so much seems to be going wrong in the world and in our lives.

The Jewelry Thief in a Labor Camp in Poland

Elijah the Prophet can come in all types of guises.

Off the Grid: Joshua Safran’s Childhood Was Nothing like Yours

One boy’s improbable journey from witches’ commune to Jerusalem.

My Husband Is a Porn Addict in Recovery

My anger, pain and sadness are being replaced with hope, respect and admiration. It has not been easy.

Finding Uzi

35 years ago they changed each other’s lives and drifted apart. Then Facebook brought them together again.

A Primer on the Theology of Rabbi Jonathan Sacks

A summary of his key concerns, beliefs and recipes for a better future.

Stranger on a Train

A serendipitous encounter with a Hungarian survivor leads to an incredible reunion.

Inspiring Quotes by Rabbi Jonathan Sacks

A small selection of meaningful quotes from Rabbi Sacks, of blessed memory.

Shake Off the Dust and Get Up

Sometimes our challenges that we feel are burying us can be precursors for growth.

Overeating: Hungry Body or Starving Soul?

When we're overeating, it's not our bodies that are hungry – it’s our souls.

The Hero Within

Twelve years after contracting Lou Gehrig's Disease, Dr. Rahamim Melamed-Cohen, now totally paralyzed, enjoys a life of productivity -- and love.

Choosing Hope: Finding Light in Times of Despair

Spiritual immunization for the pandemic and political unrest.

From Skinhead to Jew

The incredible, true story of Frank Meeink, former white supremacist who embarked on a path to fight hate and embrace his Jewish heritage.

How to Stop Feeling Jealous

This simple routine can train your mind to focus on the blessings in your life and stop jealousy in its tracks.

All for the Best?

When my late wife was first diagnosed with cancer I found it difficult to believe that everything God does is for the best.

Jewish Burial: Sacred Kindness

Some explanations for the laws and customs of Jewish burial.

Feeling God’s Presence During Covid-19

Henny Machlis’s recipe for treating the ills of the pandemic.

Hush!: The Month of Cheshvan

Now is the time to reflect and integrate the spiritual insights gleaned from the holiday season.

Holocaust Survivor’s Miraculous Reunion with His Brother

Passionate about teaching the Holocaust, Ernie Hollander debated a denier on TV. Then the impossible happened.

Staying Sane in an Insane World

We all need a quiet space where we can be alone and reconnect to ourselves and God.

Heroes of Rehab

Sometimes the journey to self-discovery begins with a trauma.

What Matters to You: A Journey of an Unsatisfied Soul

Sometimes the people you love can’t give what you need. What happens then?

Kaddish for My Mother

My mother almost left this world without my love.

Imagine If Yom Kippur Wasn't Just a Day

Retaining some of that Yom Kippur mentality in your every day life.

Growth Through Rules

From reductionism to Judaism: A convert describes his path to Jewish observance and spiritual fulfillment.

The Seven Heroes of Sukkot

Why Jews invite these biblical heroes to the sukkah each night.

Where Was the Other Ram?

Why did no ram appear to take the place of my son?

Sukkot: Finding Joy in a Tumultuous World

How the Sukkot holiday helps us navigate today’s chaotic times.

How to Live in a State of Happiness: The Secret of Sukkot

Leaving behind the extraneous and focusing on the core essentials that truly make us happy.

Do Great Expectations Lead to Great Disappointments?

Not if we live with Jewish principle, “This too is for the best.”

Squeeze My Hand: An Inspiring Yom Kippur Message

A true story about a father who refused to give up on his child.

The Right to be Forgotten

Erasing your actions is a lot harder than deleting an internet post. Here's what it takes.

The Truest Prayers

They're not pretty. They begin when we put down the facade of competence and acknowledge that we can’t manage, we can’t handle, we can’t fix.

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