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?

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.

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.

Accepting Torah: Burden or Opportunity?

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

Passover and the Zodiac

Slaughtering the Pascal lamb represented breaking free from predetermined forces beyond our control.

God Is in the Details

Why do Jews obsess about details, and why do we need so many mitzvot anyway?

Your Second Name, Reincarnation Part 2

After you die, angels will ask you: What is your second name? Here’s how to reply.

Prophet

The film Noah has been banned by some Islamic authorities for depicting a prophet of God. What is the Jewish view of prophecy?

Why Reincarnation?

Exploring the mystical underpinnings of this misunderstood concept.

Climbing the World’s Second Tallest Building

In this terrifying video, Russian daredevils film their ascent with no ropes or safety net. Why?

The Word "Hebrew": Insights into the Hebrew Language

Jews are also referred to as Hebrews. What can this name tell us about the character of Jews?

The Loving Slap

The mosquito landed on the forehead of my unsuspecting son. I went in for the kill.

Faith in God: A Jewish Perspective

It starts with the intellect and slowly enters the heart.

Thanksgivukkah

The similarities – and essential differences – between Thanksgiving and Hanukkah.

Days of Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving and Hanukkah remind us to be grateful not just for the success, but even for the struggle.

The Sukkah Experience

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

Building Trust in God

The ABC’s of strengthening our connection.

Music and Life

Is our relentless pursuit of success making us forget what’s really important in life?

Rational Approach To Divine Origin of Judaism

Exploring Judaism’s unique claim that no other religion in history has made.

120: That’s Life

The meaning of the number 120 in Jewish thought.

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