Why Did God Create Me?: A Jewish Response

It wasn’t because He was bored or lonely.

A Wedding, 9/11, and a Ticket to Yeshiva

The inner workings of a young man about to go to Israel and leave everything behind.

A Short Guide to a New Head

Three ways to lift out of the confusion and feel closer to God.

Make Your Bed: Change Your Life and Maybe the World

9 lessons from Admiral McRaven’s best-selling book.

How Jury Duty Prepared Me for Rosh Hashanah

I thought jury duty was going to be waste of time. Instead it changed my life.

Taylor Swift’s New Song as a Jewish Guide to Forgiveness

Look what you made me do and three other common obstacles to forgiveness.

4 Ways to Control Your Emotions

Our feelings do not need to define us or dictate our actions.

Billy Joel’s Star of David

The singer wanted to take a stand and be counted proudly as a Jew.

How to Really Grow During the Month of Elul

No one can help you grow unless you take responsibility for yourself.

Elul and the Solar Eclipse: Removing the Blocks to Find Meaning

Three steps to embrace the ever-present meaning in our lives.

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

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

My Sudden Hearing Loss

My summer of unexpected challenges and heartfelt kindness.

Where's the Salt!

Don't blame, don't complain. A simple phrase that can change your life.

Finding the Joy of Tisha B’Av

Why is the saddest day of the Jewish year called a “festival”?

My Startling Lesson in Baseless Hatred

I was fuming. No one had ever treated my severely handicapped daughter and me in such a cruel manner.

Stand Up Paddle Board and Facing Life’s Waves

Keep moving forward and don’t be afraid of the waves.

If There's a God, Why Is There Suffering?

Jewish approaches to the age old question.

My 30-Day No Complaining Challenge

It was way harder than I thought. Here are my three main lessons.

Why Did Edward Reichmann Want to be Buried with his Socks On?

The incredible story about the dying billionaire's odd letter to his family.

Next Year In Jerusalem, Part 1

A groundbreaking chronicle of spiritual search, originally published in Rolling Stone magazine, April 1977.

My Carpool Karaoke

How to handle traffic jams when James Corden isn’t sitting in the car next to you.

My Night in the Emergency Room

On the day of my mother’s unveiling, her words from the past came to comfort me.

The Green Speech Campaign: Creating Real Jewish Unity

Join the campaign and help increase respect, peace and unity during The Three Weeks.

Jewish “Fake News”

5 common misconceptions about Jews and Judaism.

My Journey to Observing Shabbat

My five-year struggle to give up technology and learn to connect to my soul.

Do We have Free Will? A Jewish Response

Do we have free will or are we biological robots?

Christ Killer

I’m learning to stand up for myself and assert my Jewish pride, even when it’s incredibly uncomfortable.

Judaism, Masturbation and Me

My struggle to refrain from self-satisfaction.

How to Become a Better Learner

Jim Kwik’s transformative ideas to increase your brain power.

Q&A: What Is the Purpose of Prayer?

God already knows what’s best for me, so why pray?

Middot Series #11 – Preserving the Peace

Harvey S. Hecker Character Development Series: Meeting others more than halfway.

An Inconvenient Mitzvah

Being a kind and caring person isn’t only for the times I feel like it.

The Nazi and the Jew-Doctor

What drove this tortured soul to seek out a Jewish psychologist?

The Blind Judge

State Supreme Court judge, marathon runner and tireless advocate for people with disabilities, Richard Bernstein is incredibly inspiring. Just don’t tell him that.

Judaism and Individuality

With so many rules, doesn’t Judaism force everyone to be the same?

Non-Jews Following the Torah in the Andes

"We were native Peruvians, but everybody called us 'the Jews'."

Learning to Receive

Sometimes it takes more courage to receive than to give.

Why Are You Keeping Kosher and Torturing Your Parents?

“Why are you doing all this?” they asked. Here’s what I wish I had answered.

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