Mastering Joy

Your thought patterns determine whether you will be joyful or miserable.

Grand Larceny: Ethics of the Fathers, 2:17

As much as we owe the Almighty gratitude for our intrinsic natural abilities and talents, we owe Him even more for those blessings that are extrinsic.

Praying with Fire Part 2

Ten Lessons on maximizing prayer during the Ten Days of Repentance.

Torah with Morrie #16: Being Number Two

The pitfalls of trying to always be Number One.

Affirmations

Could it be that uttering some well-chosen mantras can really change your life?

The Spiritual Workout

When life's challenges feel like an Olympic training program.

Praying with Fire Part 1

Ten Lessons on maximizing prayer during the Ten Days of Repentance.

Keep Your Eye on the Expert

This Rosh Hashana, become the person you wish you were.

Torah with Morrie #15: Parenting with Pride

Why did God create the world where grownups must suffer through inattentiveness, non-compliance, and general moodiness with our kids?

My Strange Request

In Elul anything is possible, even finding your soul mate.

Torah with Morrie #14: Family First

What is the most important element in achieving happiness?

To Life

I'm sure you must have your own -- sometimes painful -- examples to remind you that life is not to be taken for granted. Well here's one more.

My Second Chance at Life

Over four days, I nearly died half a dozen times.

Ethics of the Fathers, 2:15: Three Foundations of Spiritual Harmony

To achieve spiritual harmony, a Jew has to achieve perfection in his relationship with the Almighty, with society, and with himself.

Torah with Morrie #13: Giving Through Taking

Sometimes the best way to give is by allowing others give to us and take.

Where is My Mind?

You know where your hands are; do you know where your mind is?

Building Your Own Temple

My 11-year-old daughter came a lot closer than most of us ever will to really understanding the true meaning of Tisha B'Av.

Torah with Morrie #12: Making Meaningful Moments Last

How can we ever truly enjoy something when we know that all things will pass?

Soul Food

One day, we're all going on a long journey. We need to take along enough nourishment to last for eternity.

Mr. Stein's Mysterious Ailment

There were no sudden bolts of light, but I knew that right in front of me was a miracle.

Torah with Morrie #10: Finding One True Friend

Everyone needs that one person who understands us and with whom we can communicate openly without any pretenses.

This Is a Test

Recognizing the spiritual challenges behind life's little calamities.

Torah with Morrie #9: Timeless Teachers

Parents give physical life to a child; teachers inject that life with purpose and meaning.

Pillars of Strength

A wheelchair-bound couple draw on faith and a positive outlook in raising twins.

Forgiving My Father

There is no deeper wound than abandonment by a parent. After 10 years, I wanted to heal.

Shavuot and the Grateful Dead

How I first received the Torah, bedecked in torn jeans and a tattoo.

Torah with Morrie #8: Criticism on the Rebound

The faults we accuse others of can most often be found within ourselves.

Talking to God

Do you talk to your spouse no matter how sleep deprived, overworked or frustrated you are? Communicating with God is no different.

We Are All Brothers

Imagine a dream where you discover that your best friend is really your brother. For Lior Alhanati, it was no dream.

Thank You! 10 Formulas to Master Gratitude

Attaining happiness, joy, bliss, euphoria, ecstasy.

Torah with Morrie #7: Limiting Self-Pity

Living with joy despite our setbacks and travails.

Conflicts of a Buddhist Jew

Hebrew school and ignorance drove away a generation of spiritual Jews. A new book beckons them back.

Waiting for the Next Miracle

Getting out of the "All-I-need-is" syndrome and embracing the moment.

My Father and the Priest

A Jew is never completely lost from his people. A true unbelievable story.

Supersize Me! Ethics of the Fathers 2:8

Simple logic dictates that we cannot have it all and should not want it all. But since when did that stop us from trying? (Part 1)

Torah with Morrie #6: Feeling for Others

Striving to live with an awareness of the pain of others and do what we can to alleviate their burden.

Beyond Miracles

Judaism as a rational religion.

Carrots Don't Cry

Doctors said that Marsi Tabak would remain in a persistent vegetative state for the rest of her life. With tireless dedication and a warehouse of faith, her husband proved them wrong.

Resolutions that Last

A little black book will help you keep the lessons of the holiday long past the week of celebration.

Empires Come and Go: Ethics of the Fathers: 2:7

In the midst of dark times, Hillel reminds us that Divine Providence guides every detail of history and justice will ultimately prevail.

Growing Joys

One amazing couple proves that it's never too late to change.

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