Crash Course in Jewish Blessings

Why do we bless God? Isn’t He blessing us?

Middot Series #5 - Integrity: Will the Real You Please Stand Up

Harvey S. Hecker Character Development Series: Life's greatest challenge is the battle for self-respect.

Moses and the Secret of Greatness

Moses, not Muhammad Ali, was “the greatest” because he never acted as if he was superior to anyone else.

How to Show You Care

Reclaiming the forgotten power of writing a letter.

My Imperfect Baby

This couldn’t be my long-awaited son. This was a deformed baby.

The View from the Mountain

My rendezvous with God at the top of Runyon Canyon before sunrise.

I Am Not Orthodox

A video about Jewish unity created by a group of 7th graders.

Ten Things I Learned from My Doctors

Since the physical world is a reflection of the spiritual.

My Miracle Surgery

The professor looked at me and said, “You, my dear, are a walking miracle. I can’t believe my eyes.”

Getting Rid of Toxic Phrases in the Home

15 negative phrases to avoid and their hopeful alternatives.

Steph Curry’s Shavuot Message

Forget the moment of glory. Real success is built on daily consistent choices.

We’re Not Doing God Any Favors

All this time that I thought I was giving I was really receiving.

Who is the Messiah?

And how will we recognize him when he comes?

Why Would Anyone Want to Be Commanded?

The mitzvot of the Torah enable us to be our true, natural self.

When Choosing God Isn’t Practical

Is a relationship with God worth it? Shavuot supplies the answer.

From Hangover to Happiness

Finding deeper meaning in the most unexpected places.

Middot Series #4 - Gratitude

Harvey S. Hecker Character Development Series: It’s not happy people who are thankful; it’s thankful people who are happy.

On the Death of a Grandchild

As my heart silently screamed watching my son say Kaddish for his son, I recited the following prayer.

7 Keys to Mastering Your Life’s Mission #5: Hod

The power of listening, giving thanks and apologizing.

The Essence of Kabbalah

Mastering the art of receiving.

How I Chose My Hebrew Name

Prior to converting, I wanted to pick a Hebrew name that would reflect what I aspired to be.

The Most Important Message Graduates Need to Hear

It’s not the most talented who succeed. It’s those who never stop trying.

What I Know

What I’ve learned about life so far, mostly the hard way.

My Adventures in Saying Kaddish

The night I thought I was the butt of some cosmic joke.

In India, with the Lost Tribe of Ephraim

We transcended barriers through the power of music and prayer.

Holocaust at the Shabbos Table

A Shabbos that was different from all others.

Can God Create a Rock He Can’t Pick Up?

A Jewish approach to the classical philosophical dilemma.

7 Keys to Mastering Your Life’s Mission: #1: Kindness

Using your unique gifts to transform the world around you.

Message from a Bird

Was God even listening to me?

When Things are Going Well

How to appreciate the daily gifts you have in your life.

Passover: Feeling God’s Love

The more you believe it, the more you’ll receive it.

Breaking Your Barrier

Don’t be the circus elephant tethered to a pole. This Passover transcend your mental limitations.

Passover and My Son’s Broken Femur

Why thank God for taking us out of Egypt? Didn't He put us there in the first place?

Remembering God’s Promise

God kept His word and took us out of Egypt. That sense of hope has carried us throughout Jewish history.

Running Away from Egypt

How to leave your narrow place and transform your life.

“Why Do Jewish?” for the Twitter Generation

The commandments are not a burden nor an all-or-nothing system. They are an opportunity and a privilege.

Middot Series #3 - Discipline: The Power of Restraint

Harvey S. Hecker Character Development Series: Life is an ongoing training regimen in willpower.

My Name is Elizabeth and I am Jewish

Growing up in the Ukraine, Judaism was closed off to me. But I refused to hide my identity.

Peri Finkelstein’s 1000 Steps

An inspiring video of one girl defying all odds, and the 450 Chai Lifeline runners who cheered her on.

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