Conflicting Emotions

Life is full of moments of happiness and sadness, all at once.

5 Ways to Make Peace with Your Family

How to get through those painful family gatherings.

Jews, Non-Jews and My Anti-Semitic Girlfriend

We were hurtling toward marriage despite my closeted interest in Judaism. One drunken night changed everything.

Hitting the Panic Button

When was the last time you thanked your platelets?

Seven Ways to Turn Goals into Action

Most people abandon their resolutions. Here’s how to ensure you keep them.

What’s Harder: Marriage or Parenting?

Here’s my answer, and I want to hear what you think.

Pregnancy, Birth and Death

One couple’s painful journey through miscarriage and death of a baby.

One Town, 7 Churches, No Synagogue & My Son’s Kippah

My son wore his new kippah publicly, like a billboard announcing his heritage. I didn’t want him to stick out.

The Jews of Cuba

Spreading Jewish wisdom to 1400 Jews who have been cut off from the world.

Middot Series #1 - The Art of Character Perfection

Harvey S. Hecker Character Development Series: Improving ourselves is a tangible way to improve the world.

Empathy Versus Sympathy

In this beautifully animated RSA Short, Dr Brené Brown reminds us how to best ease someone's pain and suffering.

Stranded by Friends Getting Married

I’m happy for my friend, but I’m also jealous.

The San Bernardino Massacre And Prayer

Why those who think “God isn’t fixing this” are wrong.

Disney Princes and Jewish Women

Women's critical role in the story of Hanukkah.

8 Ways to Turn Darkness into Light

This Hanukkah choose to create your own miracles.

My First Hanukkah in Communist Russia

No one saw my pitiful menorah. Little did I know how that small flame would grow into a huge light.

Jewish Revenge & Hanukkah

A spiritual response to difficult times.

5 Lessons from 95-Year-Old Holocaust Survivor

This Thanksgiving, learn from my wife’s grandmother who survived the nightmare of Auschwitz.

8 Ways to be More Thankful

This Thanksgiving take the gratitude challenge.

My Wedding Anniversary

Who you marry is one of the most important decisions you’ll ever make.

Happiness Hall of Fame author awarded for radiating the power of joy.

Pray for Others First

The secret to getting your prayer answered.

No More Monday Blues

Transform your weekdays with the gifts of Shabbat.

Finding God

Exploring the Jewish definition of God.

We All have Challenges

It’s how you frame them that makes the difference.

The Rabid Anti-Semite who became a Proud Jew

Co-founder of Hungary’s far-right, anti-Semitic party discovers he’s Jewish, forcing him to rethink his life and reconnect to his roots.

Let Go of the Wall

Three empowering lessons from learning how to walk.

Where Should We Live?

Practical advice on choosing a community to live in.

Please Don't Tell Me How Good I Look

My severe acne means the drugs I’m taking for inoperable lung cancer are working.

The Unveiling

I went to Toronto expecting to confront my mother's death more deeply; I encountered instead my father's remarkable dedication to life.

Lessons from Henny Machlis

She embodied so many life-changing lessons that it would take a lifetime of aspiring to reach.

God Says Hello

Understanding the meaning of coincidences.

How to Conquer Anger

Effective tips on how to uproot this destructive force from your life.

All Boats Rise

All Jewish organizations are in the same ocean. So let’s help each other succeed.

Family Crisis

Some people rise to the challenge; some run away.

#Human: A Story from Bergen-Belsen

Born in 1933, Francine Christophe was deported with her mother at the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp in 1944. Released the following year, she continues to share her experience.

8 Ways to Bring Inspiration into Each Day

The holidays are over. Here’s how to hold onto the light.

#TheAskCharlie Show: Finding Your Purpose

Do you want to find your purpose in life? Chances are you’ve been looking for it in all the wrong places.

Know How to Answer Christian Missionaries

Exploring sin, sacrifices and atonement, common themes used by missionaries.

How to Have a Meaningful Life

It starts by getting five-finger clarity.

The One Thing

What is the most important thing on your to-do list? Do that first.

Paid In Full

The value of love. A touching story to share before Yom Kippur.

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