Closing the Circle: My Return to the Faith My Grandfather Abandoned

Devoid of warmth and joy, my grandfather left behind his family and his Jewish observance. His reaction to my becoming religious surprised me.

My 30 Days of Changing a Bad Habit and Doing Kindness

How I managed to change my energy from negative to positive.

Preparing for Rosh Hashanah: 16 Prompts

An effective way to embark on your own process of returning to your deepest essence and greatest potential.

My Bargain with God in North Korea POW Camp

Leonard Wisper’s heroic return to Judaism.

Rosh Hashanah: I’ve Got the Power

Rabbi David Aaron on how our choices affect the world and how to get ready for the ultimate performance review.

The Unstoppable Yehudit Abrams

The hi-tech maverick who recently won $360,000 for her early detection breast cancer device is also a convert to Judaism. This is her amazing story.

Contacting the Pilot: How to Make Life More Meaningful

True story about our lost suit bag and a random photo of a pilot.

Apple’s Secret Ingredient

A growth-mindset enables us to envision exciting goals for the new year that will challenge us to bring out our full potential.

How I Gave Up My Search for Self and Started to Really Grow

Obsessing over my personality gave me the excuse to not take responsibility for my flaws.

Elul: The Secret to Change

When you don’t know where to begin, start here.

My Exodus from Porn Addiction

My personal journey to freedom using Torah and the 12-step program.

The Remarkable Jewish Impact on the World's Values

Where do the values that Western civilization takes for granted come from? Not from Greece and Rome.

Oscar’s Legacy

After the death of their young son, Sharon and Roberto Litwak are bringing joy and comfort to sick kids with mobile play stations.

From Montana to New Square: Breaking Out of My Bubble

This summer I broadened my geographical and religious horizons.

Why Do We Bless God?

Exploring the Jewish meaning of blessings.

Seeds of Kindness: How One Small Act Impacted the World

Anyone can count the seeds in one apple, but only God can count how many apples are in one seed.

Your Divine Soul: Barriers to Spirituality and Holiness

The Torah tells us what we must avoid in order to achieve spiritual greatness.

Surviving My Mother's Suicide

Shanee Markovitz, 19, is working to stamp out the stigma of mental illness.

Pay Attention to Your Feelings

Don’t ignore your feelings. They are keys to self-discovery.

Your Divine Soul: The Study of Torah

The blueprint of the universe is the key to understanding reality.

Why Doesn’t the Torah Mention the Afterlife?

Belief in the Next World is a foundation of Judaism. Why doesn’t the written Torah talk about it?

The Jewish Definition of Success

Talents are the gifts God gives us. How we use those talents are the gifts we give back to God.

Thank God It’s Us and Not Some Other Family

A woman’s usual response to her husband’s recurring cancer.

Praying at My Father’s Grave

As a child I had very little contact with my father. After his death, my connection to him grew increasingly stronger.

Your Divine Soul: Becoming a Better Vessel for Divine Light

Spiritual achievement is only possible if man utilizes his intellect and acquires a degree of philosophic depth, emotional sensitivity, and moral sensibility.

My Son's Different Path

When children choose to become religious, it doesn't have to cost family harmony.

Life’s Most Important Question

Achieving our dreams begins with answering this question.

Your Divine Soul: An Introduction

A Jewish perspective on understanding the nature of the divine element that exists within man.

Life is Sacred: Euthanasia and Judaism

The Torah does not regard personal autonomy as unlimited. We are not free to do with our bodies whatever we see fit.

How to Stop Self-Sabotage

It starts by facing your underlying fear.

The Job Interview

How quickly a dream can turn into a nightmare.

PODCAST: Finding Light in Tragic Circumstances

How Risa Rotman kept the faith when her husband was fatally wounded during the Har Nof Massacre.

Judaism & Jealousy

Why is jealousy one of the Ten Commandments?

Rabbi Noah Weinberg Transformed My Relationship to Judaism

My Orthodox high school wasn't working for me anymore. Then I discovered the wisdom of Rabbi Noah Weinberg.

God and the World Cup

Is there anything spiritual about the World Cup?

The Chasid who Built a Church

Why was a church saying a perpetual mass for my father, a prominent Chasidic rabbi?

Speechless: The 6 Words That Rocked My World

I received a timeless message right before my wedding.

Saying Goodbye to Bacon

Deciding to keep kosher really meant grappling with one meaty addiction.

Being Jew-ish

Being the only Jew most of my students had ever met forced me to confront my Jewish identity.

My Bike Got Stolen

Things don't happen to you, they happen FOR you.

Are Religion and Science Destined to be in Conflict?

Each one is important, and when we understand the relationship between them, we will be able to appreciate how they can form a great partnership.

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