I Don't Fit in a Box

I never have. I don't know any black Jew who does.

10 Qualities of an Emotionally Mature Person

An emotionally mature person lives with self-knowledge, vitality and inner peace. Here are ten telltale signs of a person who is emotionally mature.

Harry Houdini and the Closed Door

Sometimes the only thing holding us back is ourselves.

Why I Don't Need to Believe in God

I've always known that there was a God. I saw God everywhere and felt that He wanted a relationship with us.

Make Yourself the Norman the Doorman of Judaism

The secret to greatness is consistency, dedication and integrity.

Believe There's Always a Way Out

Before the challenge, the Almighty creates the solution.

Anxiety: Living with the Crippling Effect of Endless Possibilities

Helping anxious people starts with a proper understanding of their mindset.

Why Do Jews Pray Three Times a Day?

One answer lies in the three key moments that can help make or break a basketball player’s spirit.

Confessions of a Grieving Heart

My brother’s sudden, unexpected death has left within me a gaping hole.

Heal Us: Inspirational Music Video

A song of hope and healing, based on the words from the Silent Amida, because we need a little light during these difficult times.

My Battle with Covid-19

5 ways my life was changed by my 26-day battle with the virus.

She Can’t Fix You

The thing you are looking to receive from others is the very thing you need to cultivate within yourself.

My Meeting with Princess Diana

My encounter with her royal highness reminded me that each of us can be a king or queen.

10 Habits of Green Speech

A short video marking the first yahrzeit of our beloved friend and colleague, Rabbi MIke Stern.

My Black Father’s Legacy

My father was painfully honest about what it meant to be Black in America.

When The World Is Falling Down, Raise It Up through Kindness

Compassion is a mighty force of strength that transforms sorrow into joy.

We’re Not All in the Same Boat

The story you tell yourself shapes your reaction to Covid-19.

Face Your Fears

Like the hermit crab, there comes a time we leave behind our familiar shell in order to grow and thrive.

The Spiritual Benefits of Social Distancing

How our family is finding some clarity amidst chaos.

What Judaism Taught Me, a Christian, about the Sanctity of Life

Judaism taught me that it’s my moral duty to stand up against all forms of racism and hatred, including anti-Semitism and bigotry towards African-Americans.

The KKK, Dr. King and a Kumzits

How Martin Luther King’s commitment to his roots inspired me to return to my own.

The Chasid who Built a Church

Why was a church saying a perpetual mass for my father, a prominent Chasidic rabbi?

Feel-Good Judaism

Receiving the Torah requires the courage to bid farewell to our pre-conceived notions and to subjugate our ego to radical transcendence.

Change This One Word to Increase Your Motivation

How to turn any goal, including your Jewish observance, from a burden to a gift.

The Journey of the Convert

I didn’t mean to spend so many years walking down the path of the convert. But where they go, I will go.

Why Amare Stoudemire Learns Torah

A fascinating interview about the beauty of Judaism with basketball star Omri Casspi.

The Ugly Duckling in Quarantine: Why I Don't Want Your Inspiring Message

For some people, those motivational items you're sharing have the opposite impact.

Our Deadly Battle with COVID-19

I wasn't feeling so great and went to get tested. Twenty-four hours later I was on a vent fighting for my life.

Life is like a Puzzle

You need boundaries and to keep your eye on the big picture.

Mastering Life through Jewish Enlightenment

My journey from Eastern philosophy to traditional Judaism has taught me the importance of balancing the physical and spiritual worlds.

You Really Matter

Don't underestimate the impact you're making on others.

How to Best Face Your Day

Dispel the negatively and proactively place you mind in a positive place.

Three Spiritual Connections of Love

How to build your world, even during difficult times.

If You Were Told You're Not Jewish, What Would You Do?

This theoretical question was posed to me when I was a teen. Weeks later, it became my reality.

Inspiring Hope: Your Words Can Change Your Life

Describing the future you want to see is the first step to changing your circumstances.

God Finds an Estranged Jew in the Peruvian Amazon

While living in the Peruvian Amazon married to a native woman, an American Jew experiences a life-saving miracle that sparks his spiritual quest.

Rabbi Akiva’s Secret to Success

Rabbi Akiva’s life story destroys common misconceptions about what it takes to succeed.

An Open Letter from God during Coronavirus

Because He knows how hard it is and every single step you're taking.

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