My Black Father’s Legacy

My father was painfully honest about what it meant to be Black in America.

When The World Is Falling Down, Raise It Up through Kindness

Compassion is a mighty force of strength that transforms sorrow into joy.

We’re Not All in the Same Boat

The story you tell yourself shapes your reaction to Covid-19.

Face Your Fears

Like the hermit crab, there comes a time we leave behind our familiar shell in order to grow and thrive.

The Spiritual Benefits of Social Distancing

How our family is finding some clarity amidst chaos.

What Judaism Taught Me, a Christian, about the Sanctity of Life

Judaism taught me that it’s my moral duty to stand up against all forms of racism and hatred, including anti-Semitism and bigotry towards African-Americans.

The KKK, Dr. King and a Kumzits

How Martin Luther King’s commitment to his roots inspired me to return to my own.

The Chasid who Built a Church

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

Feel-Good Judaism

Receiving the Torah requires the courage to bid farewell to our pre-conceived notions and to subjugate our ego to radical transcendence.

Change This One Word to Increase Your Motivation

How to turn any goal, including your Jewish observance, from a burden to a gift.

The Journey of the Convert

I didn’t mean to spend so many years walking down the path of the convert. But where they go, I will go.

Why Amare Stoudemire Learns Torah

A fascinating interview about the beauty of Judaism with basketball star Omri Casspi.

The Ugly Duckling in Quarantine: Why I Don't Want Your Inspiring Message

For some people, those motivational items you're sharing have the opposite impact.

Our Deadly Battle with COVID-19

I wasn't feeling so great and went to get tested. Twenty-four hours later I was on a vent fighting for my life.

Life is like a Puzzle

You need boundaries and to keep your eye on the big picture.

Mastering Life through Jewish Enlightenment

My journey from Eastern philosophy to traditional Judaism has taught me the importance of balancing the physical and spiritual worlds.

You Really Matter

Don't underestimate the impact you're making on others.

How to Best Face Your Day

Dispel the negatively and proactively place you mind in a positive place.

Three Spiritual Connections of Love

How to build your world, even during difficult times.

If You Were Told You're Not Jewish, What Would You Do?

This theoretical question was posed to me when I was a teen. Weeks later, it became my reality.

Inspiring Hope: Your Words Can Change Your Life

Describing the future you want to see is the first step to changing your circumstances.

God Finds an Estranged Jew in the Peruvian Amazon

While living in the Peruvian Amazon married to a native woman, an American Jew experiences a life-saving miracle that sparks his spiritual quest.

Rabbi Akiva’s Secret to Success

Rabbi Akiva’s life story destroys common misconceptions about what it takes to succeed.

An Open Letter from God during Coronavirus

Because He knows how hard it is and every single step you're taking.

Ten Steps to Shed Toxic Shame and Build Self-Esteem

How to begin a process of transforming your shame into self-esteem.

From Illegal Immigrant to Orthodox Jew

The improbable story of one man’s Jewish journey. An Aish.com exclusive.

Finding Hope in Difficult Times

How can I find peace and clarity when I have so many worries in life?

My Grandmother Lost Her Mother in 1918 Flu Pandemic

She is blazing a path for me during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Horse or Rider: Who Are You?

Understanding the human being’s inner conflict of desires.

Extraordinary Times, Extraordinary People

Battle coronavirus by loving your neighbor like yourself.

Saying Kaddish for 500 People

I didn't know what Kaddish is. Now I'm saying it for over 500 people.

4 Gifts My Mother, Rebbetzin Esther Jungreis, Gave Me

What would my mother say about the pandemic? Her life speaks her response.

My Thoughts of Life and Death on Yom HaShoah

Coronavirus has me thinking a lot about death. And life.

The Angel of Death Visited Us this Passover

Facing our mortality can make us serious about what life is about.

Why Rabbi Akiva is My Hero

10 life lessons from an accessible giant.

Promise and the Tuk-Tuk

An encounter in Ethiopia informs my response to the coronavirus.

The Miracle of the Red Sea in Our Lives

How God lets us know that the events of our lives are not haphazard coincidence.

Aspiring Jew: A Double-Edged Sword

How to strive to live with great ideals despite constantly falling short.

My Blood Clot in My Brain

Everything can radically change in an instant.

Under Lockdown: The Festival of Freedom

What COVID-19 has to teach us about real freedom.

Three Steps to a Meaningful Seder

Tapping into the essence of the Exodus story.

Passover and the Three Phases of Life

It’s no accident that life is comprised of highs and lows.

Spiritual Responses to Coronavirus

Lessons from the unprecedented pandemic that is a causing global crisis.

I'm an Intensive Care Physician who Contracted Coronavirus

Could I actually have the virus? I’m supposed to be the one treating the sick, not the other way around.

Coronavirus Anxiety Syndrome

10-part video series from the psychotherapist on how to overcome anxiety and build resilience and serenity in this time of global crisis.

Set Your Egg Timer to 6 Months

How would you live your life if you knew you had just six more months to live?

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