About the Author

Riva Pomerantz

Riva (Henig) Pomerantz lives with her husband and five children in Ramat Beit Shemesh. Her stories and articles appear on aish.com, in Mishpacha Magazine, and in several other publications. Click here to order her latest book, Prisms, published by Menucha Press. You can visit Riva's website and read her blog at www.rivapomerantz.com.

God and Parents

God gives me what I need, not what I want.

My Two-Year-Old Addict

It was no longer cute. My baby’s obsession with the computer was becoming harmful.

The Gift of Light

Devastating disease and blindness doesn’t stop 12-year-old Aviva Krainess from spreading light throughout the world.

Empty Your Pockets

Why the Jewish month of Kislev is the opportune time to lighten your load.


A young Jewish man gets ensnared in the welcoming community of Messianic Jews.

Soul Art

Rabbi Yonah Weinrib has devoted his life to interpreting and portraying Torah through art.


Visitors to Israel from the Far East discover a brilliant, new monitoring system: the mezuzah.

Quote Unquote

The job took three times as long as expected. Can I suddenly double the price?

Renewing Our Vows

Shavuot gives us the opportunity to step out of our hectic lives and rekindle the passionate love between us and God.

Get a Life

No day should go by without living life, at least for a brief while.

The Plain Jane Society

Perfection eludes us all, but acceptance does not have to.

Because I Said So

Leave the automatic pilot switch off when your kids ask, "Why not?"

Unsung Heroes

This Thanksgiving, open your eyes.

Adopting Love

Why Jim and Yael Putney adopted four special needs Jewish children and moved to Israel.

Spider Days

I am Mother, hear me roar.

Hero at Virginia Tech

Professor Liviu Librescu, a Holocaust survivor, was shot as he shielded the classroom door so his students could safely escape.

10 Tips to Successful Aliyah

Practical advice from people who made the monumental move to Israel.

Aliyah without Regrets

Three months later, and we're still smiling.

A Stone's Throw

A small revolution began with a broken window.

Israel Calls

Why we're leaving our great life in North America and moving to Israel.

Questioning God

I don't want to live in the question any more. I want to live in the answer.


Could it be that uttering some well-chosen mantras can really change your life?

Born to Carpool

On being "just" a mother.

Soul Food

One day, we're all going on a long journey. We need to take along enough nourishment to last for eternity.

Spiritual House Cleaning

This Passover embark on an inner house cleaning and experience freedom from the bondage of self.

Cutting Loose

My daughter's haircut taught me a lot about letting go.

One Dollar an Hour

A surprising encounter got me thinking: what am I teaching my children about money?

Winter's Gifts

I hated winter -- until my son's question forced me to put God into the frigid equation.

Dieting and Yom Kippur

Dieting as a paradigm for spiritual elevation.

Enough Is (Not) Enough!

When do we ever feel we truly have enough?

Talk is Cheap

Every time I open my mouth I am making a choice: Will I use my power of speech to heal, or will I use my words to hurt?

Unified Jews Theory

Why is there a lack of Jewish unity?

Orange Juice Enlightenment

How to free the mind, heart, and spirit from the poison of judging others.

The Gift of the Past Present

The biggest gift our family has ever received is the absence of presents.

The Inventor

If necessity is the Mother of invention, Ben Kleinerman is its father.

Emergency Room

Yesterday I prayed for a clear head and a productive work day. Instead, my baby lost consciousness and stopped breathing.

Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?

Bernard Hochstein had one sure-fire method: give away your hard-earned money to charity.

Torn from the Heart

When there are no words, we can reach out through tears.

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