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?

From Hedge Funds to Jewish Education: A Wall Street Tourist Finds Home

Listening to my still, small voice has taken me on an improbable, yet inevitable journey.

Charlie Harary on the Passover Seder

A 40-min class delving into the contemporary meaning of Passover.

Joy in Crisis: My Baby Granddaughter's Cancer

The certainty of God’s power stands in stark contrast to the instability and vulnerability that fill the chapters of our life.

Chris Pratt, Keep Praying

When did prayer become a dirty word?

Stop Multitasking and Go All-In

Mastering the art of the crossover in basketball and in life.

Eric Most’s Quiet Greatness

A tribute to one of Aish HaTorah’s most inspirational members who passed away last week.

Roger Bannister and Breaking the Four Minute Mile

What achievement do you wish you could accomplish but consider physically impossible?

The Ultimate Marathoner

Rafael Shachar Weissberg ran a marathon every day without moving a foot.

How to Handle Toxic People

Three pieces of advice from ancient Jewish wisdom.

Fix Yourself

Want to make the world a better place? Start by bettering yourself, the only person you can actually change.

The Trap of Wanting It All

Status-seeking underlies Haman's intense hatred of the Jews.

My Husband’s Paralyzed Face

My husband looked awful and I was horrified. He just carried on with no embarrassment, life as usual.

Music in Judaism

What is the Jewish attitude to music?

Three Secrets of Olympic Champions

The keys to Olympic success are the tools we need to fulfill our potential.

Preparing My Friend’s Mother for Burial

I wasn’t prepared for the life-changing experience.

Wonders in Jewish History

A quick analysis of Jewish history and how it was predicted by the Hebrew Bible.

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