Three Ways to Attain Serenity

Despite life’s stormy waters, inner calm is within your reach.

10 Ways to Tackle Your Challenges

How to embrace and overcome your challenges.

Becoming a Levi

The Jewish people need teachers with passion. What are you waiting for?

What’s a Former Christian, Orthodox Woman Doing as Dean of an Israeli University?

Malka Schaps, a world-renowned professor of mathematics, is smashing glass ceilings.

No Complaints

My father’s unwavering faith in the shadow of cancer.

Four Ways to Be Happier Without Changing Anything (but Your Mind)

Cynics beware! Following the advice in this article will make you happier.

Lean On

Be a person others can count on.

Sam Berns’ Philosophy for a Happy Life

The 17-year-old Jewish teen died from progeria, a rare genetic disease that causes accelerated aging. He embraced life with joy, following these three principles.

Tu B'Shvat: Trees or Fruits?

We make a living by what we get. But we make a life by what we give.

Making Judaism Resonate

Creating Jewish connections with the younger generation.

4 Ways to Deal with the Polar Vortex

How to use this unique period for spiritual growth.

Romney's Grandchild

We all yearn to belong. And it takes so very little to make someone feel that they don’t.

Does God Love Dogs?

Some Jewish insights on animals.

My Musical Journey

It was only after I gave up demanding perfection from myself that I was able to share my unique music with the world.

Building Fences

Practical Jewish advice for preserving what’s important.

How Orthodox Jews Taught Me Yoga

A yoga teacher encounters Jewish spirituality with religious Jews in Israel for the first time.

A Belated Bar Mitzvah

Turned away for having dyslexia, one man celebrates his Bar Mitzvah decades later at Masada.

Meaningful Resolutions

A 12-month plan for spiritual growth.

The Loving Slap

The mosquito landed on the forehead of my unsuspecting son. I went in for the kill.

4 Ways to Find Inner Joy

‘Tis the season to battle a touch of the blues.

Activist on Skates

Champion of academics, athletics and the arts, Loren Galler Rabinowitz is focused on her role as a third-generation Holocaust survivor.

The Bottle Story

My 6-year-old daughter encounters some of the challenges in kindness.

Healthy and Unhealthy Shame

How to free yourself from excess shame.

When Spirituality and Creativity Meet

Discovering that Judaism and creativity are not at odds with each other.

Four Ways to Manage Fear

Don’t let your fear hold you back.

True Colors

Like autumn leaves, when times are tough, our true colors come out.

3 Things that are Hard to Acquire

Torah wisdom, the Next World, and the Land of Israel.

Admired or Loved?

What’s the difference and which one is greater?

Crossing the Finish Line

They said Maickel Melamed would never walk. Now he runs marathons to inspire others.

Three Ways to Give Thanks this Hanukkah

Hanukkah is a special time for us to say thank You for all the little and big miracles in our lives.

Our Cancer Miracle

Hanukkah is the time to acknowledge miracles. This year our family experienced an amazing one.

Hanukkah & Thanksgiving

Embrace the opportunity to drive home the real message of Hanukkah.

The Black Miracle: A Hanukkah Poetry Slam

Nissim Black’s search for light amidst the darkness.

Just Breathe: Marriage & Stress

Challenges can strengthen our relationships.

Judaism, Sacrifice, and the Education of Alex Clare

Before he became famous, the observant pop star gave up his career in order to stick to his Jewish beliefs.

Days of Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving and Hanukkah remind us to be grateful not just for the success, but even for the struggle.


The similarities – and essential differences – between Thanksgiving and Hanukkah.

How Much Sleep?

A necessary evil or greatest pleasure?

When Grandfather Died

Helping my young children navigate their loss.

Charlie Harary on Change

A 10-part audio series on how to really attain spiritual growth.

24 Hours of No Talking

Take the challenge and see the power of this Jewish custom.

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