Do Great Expectations Lead to Great Disappointments?

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

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.

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.

Life's Two Essentials

Both our bodies and our souls require sustenance and nourishment.

Who by Fire

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

Rosh Hashanah Jew

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

Nothing Left to Do but Smile, Smile, Smile!

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

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.

Shofar in the Year of Corona

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

Whispers of 9-11

Inside the World Trade Center on that fateful day, Ari Schonbrun saw miracles.

6 Practical Tools for Fueling Change

Because your life journey requires extensive preparation.

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.

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.

7 Ways to Connect to God

Pierce through the darkness and strengthen your connection to God.

The Month of Elul: Corona Style

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

Elul: How to Realistically Change the World

Start by thinking small - and in that way change ourselves and our own world.

When God Knocks: Open the Door or Run?

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

The Hot Shot Rule

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

Face Your Fear and Live

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

Symphony of Life

I defined myself as a violinist. Until a car accident shattered my arm.

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.

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

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

Tangled Up in Crowns

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

Your True Identity Isn't Physical

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

Life Doesn't have to be Perfect to be Wonderful

When we can't change a situation, we're challenged to change ourselves.

The College Essay I Didn’t Submit

My clinical depression has challenged and shaped me in an irreversible and kind of surprising way.

The Snowstorm and My Husband

Commitment is the cornerstone of a great marriage.

PODCAST: Who are You to Judge Me?

Rabbi David Schoonmaker on giving others the benefit of the doubt.

How One Small Brave Act Saved Thousands of Lives

Becky overcame her fear and was the last of 60,000 people tested, at the very last blood drive. She was a perfect match.

OCD and Covid-19: Not a Good Mix

My need for perfection sent me in a tailspin.

Addiction Recovery and Tisha B’Av: Lessons from the Frontlines of Pain

My work with individuals struggling with addiction has given me a deeper understanding of the value of sitting with pain and discomfort.

Pivot Turn

Dancing my way towards a deeper relationship with God and the Jewish people.

Seasons of the Moon: Av– IBM and The Nazis

How were the Nazis able to carry out the Holocaust - something extremely complex - without a computer?

The Bad Habit We All Need to Eliminate

This is the time we need to work on judging fairly and accurately.

The Terrifying Feeling of Being Alone in the World

Embracing your unique self is essential for relating to others.

Turn Your Worry into a Prayer

Instead of unproductive worry, pivot and direct your energy to the One who can solve everything.

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