Heart of Matter
by Naomi Cohn
by Gila Ross
Yes, it makes me a better wife and mother, but there’s a deeper explanation for self-care.
by Sarah Pachter
How my husband and I dealt with my miscarriage.
by Linda Kinsberg
Everything I know about God I learned from my grandmother.
by Lori Samlin Miller
by Mirissa D. Price
by Eve Levy
A parent's blessing is stronger than any length of distance or amount of time.
by Pearl Adler Saban
Like her protagonist, Jean Meltzer suffers from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and is a proud Jew who happens to love the Christmas season.
by Rabbi Efrem Goldberg
Imagine eight nights of quality, uninterrupted family time.
by Rabbi Raphael Leban
These 5 rules of engagement will save your family dinner, no matter who's around the table.
Chief Editor's Blog
by Rabbi Nechemia Coopersmith
God is speaking to us all the time, if we just look for His messages.
by Carol Ungar
Warm, intimate and full of fun, I adopted Taylor’s fictional family as my own make-believe family.
by Vicky Krief
Life is an ever-changing juggling act that requires self-awareness, flexibility and simply letting go.
by Joan Zlotnick
The importance of self-care, support groups, and helping others, and the role of guilt and grief in the caregiving process.
by Rabbi Boruch Leff
I cringed inside every time my granddaughter called me Zaidy.
by Michelle Halle, LCSW
While I am busy with fertilizing the soil, pulling the weeds, and feeding the plants, I am digging for something much deeper.
Sitting shiva enabled me to appreciate my father's genuine greatness.
by Ahava S. Ehrenpreis
No one heals from a loss of a child.
by Debbie Gutfreund
Becoming a mother is the hardest choice I've ever made. And by far the best.
by Dini Harris
We got the call in the middle of the night. “Something’s going on in Meron. Is anybody from our family there?”
My mother passed away right before Passover. Twelve hours earlier, the idea of losing my mother was unthinkable.
by Menucha Chana Levin
I only knew that they had been killed by terrible people called Nazis during the war.
My father didn’t know if I was his daughter or his sister, but I’ve always known exactly who I am. I am the little girl my father adored.
by Alisa Schindler
I’m Jewish but not at all religious. Yet somehow I found something in the rabbi's words and feel less alone.
by Slovie Jungreis-Wolff
Sometimes it’s what we don't say that becomes our greatest gift.
I discovered that strong comes in many different ways.
by Elisheva Hart
Our genetic test revealed that we were both carriers of a mutation of Type 1 Gaucher disease.
by Jennifer Berger
Learning to live in the moment, to focus on the things I can control, and to let go of what I can’t.
Family rifts are extremely painful. Reconciling is a real possibility.
by Aharon Lerner
The children weren't allowed to go to their friend's funeral. Thanks to one psychotherapist, here's what they did instead.
by Elimor Ryzman
Because they have someone to cry to.
by Ellen Bachner Greenberg
My mother, a Holocaust survivor, dying alone and waiting in limbo four days to be buried were the first signs that respecting the deceased was compromised.
I was in emotional pain but I knew that God doesn't send me something that I can't handle.
by Shaina Bernstein
To some she was a crochety old lady. To me, she was my beloved Aunt Bea.
by Genendy Radoff
You'll need to unwrap these twelve gifts over and over again throughout your life. They're the soul powers that you're born with and must reveal.
by Shosha Jacobs
Despite her dementia, Bubby never forgot to bless God.
by Sara Silver
The scene: our two-bedroom with one bathroom, 4 kids under 7 and a newborn baby I just brought home. Today I tried to take a shower.
by Jessica Brenner
Celebrating heroism instead of amplifying our differences.
Rabbi Benjamin Blech
by Rabbi Benjamin Blech
For my wife and me, it was nothing less than a personal Passover miracle.
by Chana Rosenblatt
Feeling the love during the tough times.
by Dr. Yvette Alt Miller
The lessons I learned from my Great Aunt Cissy are helping me deal with the coronavirus.
by Rabbi Yossi Goldin
The remarkable story surrounding my son’s birth and lessons we can all learn from it.
by Michal Kovan
I had no idea that getting passports for my kids would result in the dramatic revelation that would change how my kids view me and their grandfather.
by Yael Zoldan M.A.
As the New Year is rapidly approaching, I’m relieved to know that this year I’m not asking for too much.
Ways to connect on Rosh Hashanah when you’re not in synagogue.
by Nikki Friedman
With the new year come new opportunities for change and growth, and new opportunities for our prayers to be answered.
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