How to Stop Feeling Jealous

This simple routine can train your mind to focus on the blessings in your life and stop jealousy in its tracks.

Hush!: The Month of Cheshvan

Now is the time to reflect and integrate the spiritual insights gleaned from the holiday season.

Staying Sane in an Insane World

We all need a quiet space where we can be alone and reconnect to ourselves and God.

Feeling God’s Presence During Covid-19

Henny Machlis’s recipe for treating the ills of the pandemic.

Holocaust Survivor’s Miraculous Reunion with His Brother

Passionate about teaching the Holocaust, Ernie Hollander debated a denier on TV. Then the impossible happened.

Jewish Burial: Sacred Kindness

Some explanations for the laws and customs of Jewish burial.

Imagine If Yom Kippur Wasn't Just a Day

Retaining some of that Yom Kippur mentality in your every day life.

Heroes of Rehab

Sometimes the journey to self-discovery begins with a trauma.

The Sukkah Experience

In the very impermanence of the sukkah lies true security - we realize we are not alone!

Sukkot: Finding Joy in a Tumultuous World

How the Sukkot holiday helps us navigate today’s chaotic times.

Where Was the Other Ram?

Why did no ram appear to take the place of my son?

What Matters to You: A Journey of an Unsatisfied Soul

Sometimes the people you love can’t give what you need. What happens then?

Squeeze My Hand: An Inspiring Yom Kippur Message

A true story about a father who refused to give up on his child.

Do Great Expectations Lead to Great Disappointments?

Not if we live with Jewish principle, “This too is for the best.”

The Truest Prayers

They're not pretty. They begin when we put down the facade of competence and acknowledge that we can’t manage, we can’t handle, we can’t fix.

The Hum of the Universe: The Month of Tishrei

According to the Jewish mystics, everything in the world is singing.

Rosh Hashanah at Home: How to Embrace the Opportunity

How to use the Rosh Hashanah prayers to create a meaningful Rosh Hashanah wherever you are this year.

I Was Humiliated

I barely remember the past. But I do vividly remember the mortifying experience in 6th grade when my teacher embarrassed me in front of the class.

Who by Fire

I lost most of my possessions, but gained so much more.

3 Steps to Preparing for This Rosh Hashanah

How to achieve sanity and equilibrium in these times of upheaval and hit the reset button on all the chaos.

Nothing Left to Do but Smile, Smile, Smile!

Coronavirus musings from a psychiatrist, six months deep into the pandemic.

Rosh Hashanah Jew

My spiritual journey from the night clubs in Prague to serving as a lone Israeli soldier on the Gaza border.

Life's Two Essentials

Both our bodies and our souls require sustenance and nourishment.

Perfectly Imperfect: The Secret of the Shofar

The path to true acceptance is unlocked by the shofar.

The Right to be Forgotten

Erasing your actions is a lot harder than deleting an internet post. Here's what it takes.

The Worst Day Ever: An Inspiring Message for This Year's Corona Rosh Hashanah

What you focus on creates your reality. This Rosh Hashanah choose your vision.

The Days of AWE-some

Three awesome things about the Days of Awe.

6 Practical Tools for Fueling Change

Because your life journey requires extensive preparation.

Shofar in the Year of Corona

Let this year’s shofar blast take on a whole new meaning.

Yakov Henigson: Striving for Greatness

Husband, father, Torah scholar, actuary, active community member – Yakov never stopped utilizing every moment.

Rabbi on Ventilator for 4 Months is Leaving Hospital

An interview with Sarah Dukes, whose husband nearly died from Covid-19.

Anger: What Lies Beneath

Weathering the storm begins with understanding the forecast.

3 Ways Covid-19 Changed My Life

I don’t know how or when the pandemic will end, but I know that the miracle of life is now.

The Hot Shot Rule

If a hotshot came in and took over your job, what would he or she immediately be doing differently?

The Month of Elul: Corona Style

The pandemic has enabled us to encounter our selves with a dose of honesty.

Being a Black, Jewish Woman: A Blessing and a Curse

I define myself as a Black Jewish woman. Which of those words most reflects who I am depends on the day.

When God Knocks: Open the Door or Run?

Coming to terms with the challenges and opportunities of connecting to God.

Face Your Fear and Live

The real fear isn't death; it's the fear of living life to its fullest.

Your True Identity Isn't Physical

You are not your weight or your defects. You are a pure and priceless soul.

The Five Words that Changed a Life

Whether you're a Jewish leader, doctor, parent or teacher, great leaders believe in the people they're leading.

Tangled Up in Crowns

Moses, Rabbi Akiva, Bob Dylan, and how to learn midrash.

How I’m Coping with the Loss of My Adult Son

My son’s sudden death left me grief stricken and confused.

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