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.

Horse or Rider: Who Are You?

Understanding the human being’s inner conflict of desires.

Under Lockdown: The Festival of Freedom

What COVID-19 has to teach us about real freedom.

The Seventh of Adar: Haman and the Death of Moses

A deep analysis into the connection between Purim, Moses and the Oral Law.

Disney, God, and the Fairy Godmother in Heaven

We want a God who's granting all our wishes and making our dreams come true – whether they're good for us or not.

Shema Yisrael: 8 Facts

Fascinating facts about this central Jewish prayer.

Discovering the Real You

You are a masterpiece covered with stone; your job in this world is to uncover yourself.

10 Ideas Judaism Gave the World

Some revolutionary concepts found in the Torah.

Why We Didn’t Win the Lottery

And the remarkable true story about the stolen winning lottery ticket.

Shoes and the Secret of Yom Kippur

Yom Kippur provides the unique opportunity to transcend our physical limitations and embrace our truest sense of self.

The Psychopath Inside: Yom Kippur, Free Will & Determinism

How a happily married family man and accomplished scientist could demonstrate the same anatomical markings of serial killers.

God Loves You – Do You Love Him?

We want to count on God, but can He count on us? We want Him to think of us but how often do we think of Him?

What Rosh Hashanah Says to Us

10 essential insights that go to the heart of Judaism.

Why Investigate Judaism First

Five reasons to explore Judaism before examining other religions.

The Meaning of Rosh Hashanah: An In-Depth Analysis

Exploring the philosophical underpinnings of this misunderstood holiday.

The Secret of Six

What every Jew needs to keep constantly in mind.

Seeing God in Tragedy

The doctor called us directly. Something was wrong.

PODCAST: Why Are We Here?

Rabbi Yom Tov Glaser on how to maximize our purpose and fulfillment.

The Moon: 7 Jewish Facts

The moon is central in Jewish tradition.

Does God Love Dogs?

Some Jewish insights on animals.

Where Do Good and Evil Come From?

If there is no God, who then determines what is right and what is wrong?

Judaism’s Unique Claim: National Revelation

Why is Judaism the only religion in the world that claims God revealed Himself to an entire nation?

Six Famous Questions from the Torah

Powerful questions which ring just as true today as when they were first uttered.

Who Knows 50?

The distinguished number of transcendence.

Straightening the Bent Path: The Secret behind the Staff of Moses

Everything has the potential to be used for good or evil. The choice is ours.

Rosh Chodesh: The Meaning of the New Month

Like the moon, the Jewish people will rise up again and light up the night.

Shtisel on Art, Spirituality and Forgiveness

Exploring three major themes from the popular and controversial Netflix series.

Hidden Miracles

Purim teaches us how to find God behind the curtain of history - and in today's headlines.

Do God and Science Conflict?

Can you believe in God and science?

The Miraculous Relationship Between the Jewish People & the Land of Israel

Can land really have some kind of direct relationship with the people living on it?

The Giving Tree: A Tu B’Shvat Insight

The holiday of trees celebrates the essence of life and Creation: giving.

The Miracle of Jewish History

As David Ben-Gurion said, "For a Jew to be a realist, you have to believe in miracles."

Saying No to Cremation

We should not do to ourselves what our enemies have done to us – to burn the last remnant and reminder of people we loved.

Hanukkah and the Soul

Indispensable to the Jewish worldview is the idea that humans are unique, that we possess a spiritual component and that our actions are freely chosen.

The Fascinating Numbers of Hanukkah

Hanukkah: it’s all in the numbers.

Chanukah: It's Greek to Me

What is the essential philosophical difference between the Greeks and the Jews?

4 Misconceptions People Have about Judaism

Clearing the air on some of these misconceptions will help you discover what Judaism is really about.

Forgiveness after the Pittsburgh Massacre

God does not forgive those who do not acknowledge that they did wrong and renounce the sinful behavior.

Kabbalistic Secrets of Sukkot

Exploring the inner depth of the Talmudic tale about a King and his cup of wine.

Investing Time: Ten Life-Changing Principles

Judaism is the satellite navigation system of the soul, and Rosh Hashanah is the day we stop and see whether we need to change direction.

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