Cut to the Chase: Defining Your True Self

Breaking free from needing other people’s validation.

For This Moment

Like Queen Esther, we can channel our pain towards greatness.

Stuck in Harvard, Dreaming of Yale

Haman, jealousy and the curse of never having enough.

“You Killed Jesus!”

The recent Boston incident reminded me when I first discovered a deep contempt for me as a Jew that I hadn’t realized was there.

Eradicating Cynicism

Purim and the war against meaning.

Seven Habits for Happiness

Simple, practical tips to increase your happiness today.

When Bad Things Happen to Good People

A short animation on mankind’s challenge and limited view of understanding the ways of God.

Dustin Hoffman's Jewish Moment

Watch a moving clip of the actor declaring, “I am a Jew."

Joy to the World

How to bring more joy to others, and make yourself feel a little better, too.

The Hebrew

How a random encounter with a French Canadian woman in Atlantic City changed my life.

The Road to Resilience

After the murder of our son Koby I have been shattered -- and I have been rebuilt.

God’s Ferrari

How I fell in love with Judaism, even the detailed laws.

The Secret to Self-Worth

Don’t confuse self-worth with net worth.

Give It Your All

Don’t run away from a problem. Be an agent of change instead.

Play Your Unique Music

What difference do we really make in the big scheme of things?

Anger Management

No matter how angry you get, restrict your anger to the incident that provoked it.

Gameboys and Sustaining Dignity

A group of North American kids help poor kids in Israel.

The Jewish Hero of the Ukrainian Uprising

An exclusive interview with a most unlikely rebel, chasidic freedom fighter Asher Yoseph Cherkassy.

Five Habits of Happy People

We can train our minds to be positive just like we can train our bodies to be in shape. Here’s how.

Why Do Jews Leave Judaism?

Jews need to make informed choices about their Judaism. Don’t be afraid to learn.

Cut to the Chase: The 70% Solution

If you wait for perfection, you’ll never move forward.

How Wonderful Is Your Life?

Learning to see beyond labels and recognize the miraculous in the mundane.

The Psychology of Blame

Why we blame others, how it sabotages our relationships, and why we need to move beyond this toxic behavior.

Alone on Valentine’s Day

Judaism’s heightened sensitivity to others.

The Dented Maserati

An inspiring video on the importance of slowing down and being in the moment.

The Happy Month of Adar

Happiness doesn't come to you, it comes from you.

Middot Series #2 - Love Your Neighbor as Yourself

Harvey S. Hecker Character Development Series: Caring for others is the fuel for a vibrant life.

The Bathroom Blessing Whisperer

The sublime act of thanking God after going to the bathroom.

Getting Used to Everything: How to Keep the High of Happiness

After leaving the NICU I was indescribably happy that my baby was alive. Then regular life kicked in.

The Inspirational Story of 9-Year-Old Ezra Frech

Ezra has defied the odds to become a talented athlete and an inspiration to many.

Health and Spirituality

It’s a mitzvah to take care of your body.

Lennon's Imagine

John Lennon articulated the vision. But it takes deeper wisdom to know how to accomplish it.

How I Knew I Wasn't a Loser

We are infinitely more than we think.

Waking Up Thirsty

For the first time in many years, you feel the sensation of being of alive. A songwriter's meditation.

Paying for Kosher Food

When you spend money on a mitzvah, you never lose.

A Holocaust Love Story

A powerful true story of Jewish heroism.

Grow like the Trees

6 lessons in honor of Tu B’Shvat, the birthday of the trees.

Little Giant Man

How a few sincere, kind words can leave an indelible impression on someone else.

Discovering I May Not Be Jewish

Even though I was keeping Shabbat, not knowing the identity of my biological mother threw into question my Jewishness.

Lessons from Running

Because every mile is a gift.

Facing Life’s Big Questions

My daughters are asking questions that Google can’t answer.

My Father’s Visit from the Next World

He insisted on a cup of coffee. Little did I know he was saving my life.

Memorial Boards in Cuba

Instead of building memorials, let’s invest in building the future generation of Jews.

God Isn’t Out to Get You

Get rid of childish images of God that stifle your happiness and spiritual growth.

Finding Your Unique Purpose

A 5-step exercise to discover your unique contribution to the world.

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