Life’s Most Important Question

Achieving our dreams begins with answering this question.

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.

PODCAST: Finding Light in Tragic Circumstances

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

How to Stop Self-Sabotage

It starts by facing your underlying fear.

The Job Interview

How quickly a dream can turn into a nightmare.

God and the World Cup

Is there anything spiritual about the World Cup?

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.

Escape from Newark

My harrowing flight home for Shabbat.

Judaism & Jealousy

Why is jealousy one of the Ten Commandments?

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.

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.

Being Jew-ish

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

PODCAST: When Everything is a Crisis

Rabbi Aryeh Leib Nivin on how Jewish Time Management can help us through life’s challenges.

The White House "Hero Award"

Finding heroic opportunities in even mundane situations.

At Death’s Door in a Foreign Land

On vacation, a woman suddenly experiences organ failure with her life hanging by a thread.

My Father-in-Law’s Unusual Birthday Present

The best present isn’t what you get, it’s what you give.

Embracing the Tears and Joy: My Life as a Widow

Not a second of my day goes by that I don’t miss my husband, but each day I try to focus on choosing happiness.

How to Fight Through the Worst of Times

The powerful and harrowing true story of one man who beat the astronomical odds to survive cancer and his indefatigable mother who led the way.

How to Overcome Rejection & Failure

Steven Spielberg was rejected from film school three times.

Of Angels, Cheeseburgers & Cheesecake

An in-depth, philosophical look into the custom of eating dairy on Shavuot.

Jewish Heroes and Shavuot

The power of Torah is the influence of the giants of our past to shape the dreams and the aspirations of our future.

From Skinhead to Jew

The incredible, true story of Frank Meeink, former white supremacist who embarked on a path to fight hate and embrace his Jewish heritage.

6 Facts about Smiling

Modern science is discovering what Jewish wisdom already knew: smiling is crucial to our well-being.

My Husband Dated Me When I Wasn’t Jewish

But he refused to marry me and I called him out on it.

Judaism’s Golden Rule

Whatever is hateful to you, do not do to your fellow man.

Dear Old People, It’s Never Too Late to Grow

We can’t blame the process of aging for being grumpy, callous or self-centered. We can still change.

Is Judaism Concerned with Conservation?

Does it really matter when a species goes extinct?

Why Did God Create the World?

If God is perfect and has no needs, why create the world?

Pat Quinn and Regaining the Power of Your Voice

Are we using our words as forces of healing or hurting?

From Rose Bowl to Rashi: My Unique Journey to Judaism

The legendary all-star Rose Bowl running back makes his most sensational touchdown run as an Orthodox Jew.

Hockey Heroics and the Omer

Preparing for the big moment is the key to victory.

Before the Decimation: Researching My Family’s Past

In anticipation of my trip to Israel and visiting Yad Vashem, I’m digging into my family’s history.

Shabbat as Social Action

As I learned more Torah, I started to understand that Judaism’s goal is to radically and completely change the world.

7 Ways to Become Your Best Self

Don’t settle for the counterfeit versions like power, success, fame, status, and wealth. Here’s how to insure that you’re on the right path.

No Time to Think: 3 Ways to Defeat Pharaoh Today

We are enslaved by epidemic levels of distraction. Here’s how to break free.

Attaining True Empowerment on Passover

Empowerment doesn’t come through conquering and enslaving others.

Will Smith & Jumping to Freedom

Passover and the exhilaration of letting go.

When Do We Eat?: Eating to Live On Passover Night

Delayed gratification transforms the physical into an act of spiritual sustenance.

Who Is the Wicked Son?

The fundamental lesson of Passover is that God’s love for us is unconditional.

Cleaning Our Hearts for Passover

Let’s focus on two qualities that make the biggest messes: anger and jealousy. How do I clean my heart of those?

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