Extraordinary Times, Extraordinary People

Battle coronavirus by loving your neighbor like yourself.

My Grandmother Lost Her Mother in 1918 Flu Pandemic

She is blazing a path for me during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Angel of Death Visited Us this Passover

Facing our mortality can make us serious about what life is about.

Passover and the Three Phases of Life

It’s no accident that life is comprised of highs and lows.

Three Steps to a Meaningful Seder

Tapping into the essence of the Exodus story.

Coronavirus Anxiety Syndrome

10-part video series from the psychotherapist on how to overcome anxiety and build resilience and serenity in this time of global crisis.

Spiritual Responses to Coronavirus

Lessons from the unprecedented pandemic that is a causing global crisis.

Three Responses to Coronavirus

Now is the time to strengthen the three pillars the world is standing upon.

God is Not in Quarantine

Seeing God everywhere, even during this crisis.

Set Your Egg Timer to 6 Months

How would you live your life if you knew you had just six more months to live?

Pandemic: Bringing Out the Best or Worst

People's true colors shine during these unprecedented times.

Coronavirus Quarantine: 6 Ways to Stay Positive

How to stay sane and healthy if you're in quarantine.

When Greatness Knocks, Open the Door

Queen Esther's rise to greatness is applicable to everyone's life.

Aspiring Jew: A Double-Edged Sword

How to strive to live with great ideals despite constantly falling short.

The Zamboni Driver who Made NHL History

Ready or not, at some point in your life the Big Leagues come calling and you've got to get into the game.

Individuality, Conformity and Being Jewish

There are no clones in God’s world.

Proactive or Reactive: What Kind of Life are You Leading?

Answering these 8 questions will give you the answer.

Are You Sitting Down?

When the unexpected happens.

Dandelion: Flower Versus Weed

When we embrace both the flaws and the beauty, we discover that some things in life are both flower and weed.

Tu B'Shvat: Three inspiring Messages

Learning wisdom from the trees.

PODCAST: When Life Hands You Lemons

Debbie Hirsch on improvising our way through challenges and fears.

5 Steps for Personal Growth

How to get out of neutral and back into high gear.

After Losing the Love of Your Life: Rabbi Ahron Hoch on Life after Death

Tools for coping and moving forward in the face of pain.

Kobe Bryant: Inspiring Quotes

The NBA legend was a leader known for his relentless work ethic.

PODCAST: Winter Blues versus Depression

Dr. Jacob Freedman on detecting and treating depression.

My Bowl of Forgiveness

Where joy and forgiveness mingle with hope.

God's Unconditional Love: A Meditation

Imagine being loved so deeply that every part of you is known, cherished and held.

Losing the Love of Your Life: My Dialogue with Rabbi Ahron Hoch

Diagnosed with stage-4 cancer, the indomitable Faigy Hoch died 10 months later, leaving a gaping hole for her husband, family and community. Her light continues to shine.

Face Your Bears

How Effie Eitam survived his encounter with a grizzly bear in the wilderness.

Towards Perfection: The Rose, the Grizzly Bear, and the Robin

Only the human being is involved in the experience of self-creation.

The Miracle of Acceptance: 8 Affirmations to Release Negative Energy

Acceptance can be an empowering and proactive response to the pain of difficult circumstances which have not (yet) changed.

6 Lessons Celebrities Taught Me

I used to be a celebrity interviewer in Manhattan before I moved to Israel. Here are a handful of useful take-aways that stay with me.

8 Short Thoughts for Hanukkah

Illuminate your 8 nights of Hanukkah with these inspiring insights.

The Meaning of the Menorah's Light

Four contemporary insights to illuminate our darkening world.

Seven Ways to Strengthen Your Friendships

Good friends are essential for your emotional health.

Identical Twins: One a Nazi, the Other a Member of the Israeli Navy

Our nature predisposes us, but through the way we nurture our lives, we can choose who we are and the legacy we leave.

One Small Act of Kindness Can Impact the World

An inspiring true story of one compassionate act whose reverberations were felt decades later.

Thanksgiving and Being a Jew

Giving thanks goes to the essence of what it means to be a Jew.

How to Say You're Sorry

Don’t replace “I’m sorry” with “Thank you”.

Four Jewish Insights for Thanksgiving

How to unlock the door to gratitude.

Jewish Tools to Manage Stress

Four insights to help you keep sane.

Rebecca Gave Only After She was Asked

I need to be asked or I won’t know what to give, even if I want to. Does this mean I’m not a kind person?

Giving It Your All: The Search for Two Lost Girls

Dov was an elderly man on crutches. That didn't stop him from showing up at 3 AM to do whatever he could.

The Toxic “Cancel Culture”

Barack Obama calls out a polarizing social trend.

What Will You Do with Your Extra Hour?

We are blessed to live in the greatest era of technological breakthrough of all time. What are you doing with all that extra time?

Happiness: The Three S's of Sukkot

Three tools for attaining more happiness.

Marie Kondo, Sukkot and Redefining Joy

Joy isn't about the space we live in but the space within in us.

5 Steps to Letting Go of Resentment

How to best respond to someone who has hurt us.

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