The Ten Commandments & God

God’s ten basic, yet profound instructions for how to lead a moral life.

A Wounded Faith and Loyal Hasid

My unexpected encounter with Prof. Elie Wiesel gave me a glimpse into his regal soul.

Why Would Anyone Want to Be Commanded?

The mitzvot of the Torah enable us to be our true, natural self.

Who is the Messiah?

And how will we recognize him when he comes?

When Choosing God Isn’t Practical

Is a relationship with God worth it? Shavuot supplies the answer.

The Essence of Kabbalah

Mastering the art of receiving.

Can God Create a Rock He Can’t Pick Up?

A Jewish approach to the classical philosophical dilemma.

Should Passover be Celebrated in Auschwitz?

Exploring the essence of freedom.

Passover: Feeling God’s Love

The more you believe it, the more you’ll receive it.

Remembering God’s Promise

God kept His word and took us out of Egypt. That sense of hope has carried us throughout Jewish history.

“Why Do Jewish?” for the Twitter Generation

The commandments are not a burden nor an all-or-nothing system. They are an opportunity and a privilege.

Eradicating Cynicism

Purim and the war against meaning.

When Bad Things Happen to Good People

A short animation on mankind’s challenge and limited view of understanding the ways of God.

How Wonderful Is Your Life?

Learning to see beyond labels and recognize the miraculous in the mundane.

Lennon's Imagine

John Lennon articulated the vision. But it takes deeper wisdom to know how to accomplish it.

Waking Up Thirsty

For the first time in many years, you feel the sensation of being of alive. A songwriter's meditation.

God Isn’t Out to Get You

Get rid of childish images of God that stifle your happiness and spiritual growth.

Finding God

Exploring the Jewish definition of God.

God Says Hello

Understanding the meaning of coincidences.

Cremation or Burial? A Jewish View

Why Jewish burial is important — for you and the soul of the departed.

How to Have a Meaningful Life

It starts by getting five-finger clarity.

Know How to Answer Christian Missionaries

Exploring sin, sacrifices and atonement, common themes used by missionaries.

Worst Day Ever?

A Jewish teen’s poem goes viral, sending an inspiring Jewish message around the world.

Joy & Tisha B’Av

In the terrible, wonderful paradox of the Jew in exile, we are permanently, gratefully, happy. And temporarily, terribly sad.

The Goering Brothers: Heredity is Not Destiny

While Herman Goering was killing Jews, his brother worked tirelessly to save them.

Isn’t Judging Favorably Naïve?

Judge others with the same measuring rod you judge yourself.

The Evil Eye

We bring it upon ourselves through hubris, self-centeredness and insensitivity to others.

Torah and Thoreau

My enthralling discovery that Henry David Thoreau’s ideas have their roots in Jewish consciousness.

The Choice of Self-esteem

Our constant struggle between reality and denial.

Religion, Police & Functioning of Democracy

Is religion necessary for following societal rules?

The Kosher Song

A must-see rap song about keeping kosher.

The Purpose of Leaving Egypt

Three central lessons from the Passover story.

If You Were God

We often question God's ways. But given the chance, how would we do things differently?

Miracles, Human and Divine

Like the days of Hanukkah, we are witnessing miracles today.

Hanukkah & the Essence of True Beauty

Why did Judaism pose such a great threat to ancient Greece?

Witchcraft and Judaism

If magic and the occult do exist, why are they so evil?

Einstein's Biggest Mistake

Ingrained bias caused Einstein to make what he called the biggest blunder of his career.

Money, Sukkot & Affluenza

Sukkot and the sabbatical year teach us the Jewish perspective on wealth and happiness.

The Long Road to Heaven

If God loves us, why did He place us in such a dark and evil world?

Robin Williams’ Suicide

A Jewish perspective on the tragedy of suicide.

Jew Hatred: Understanding the World’s Insanity

Anti-Semitism renders irrelevant the justice of Israel’s war in Gaza.

Who's Protecting Israel?

It’s not just the Iron Dome we have to thank.

Why So Much Suffering?

Creating freedom without anarchy, order without tyranny.

5 Surprising Facts about Judaism

Including you don’t need to be Jewish to get to Heaven.

English Words with Hebrew Origins

These common English words have their origins in Hebrew and Jewish thought.

Looks Could Kill

How the Hebrew month of Tammuz parallels the faculty of sight.

Darwinism, Morality and Free Choice

Evolutionary biology’s corrosive impact on the foundations of human society.

What is a Mitzvah?

Every commandment is an opportunity to build a relationship with God.

Accepting Torah: Burden or Opportunity?

Why did we take on these restrictive commandments after finally becoming free?

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