Mom with a View
by Emuna Braverman
Instead of accusations and anger, my friend performed an astounding act of selflessness and strength.
Why am I the only person in our home who does this?
And they can be all yours!
We are admonished to be extra sensitive to and solicitous of widows. But are we?
Joy comes in all types of packages.
We need to teach our kids that self-worth is internally generated.
Don’t sound the death knell just yet.
The focus on sales and consumption is eroding the meaning of Thanksgiving.
Let’s stop putting pressure on ourselves in areas that don’t really matter.
A test for real friendship.
A moment of connection on a crowded New York street.
Yes kids are the priority, but don’t use that as an excuse to get out of your commitments.
This old blind man knew the entire Torah by heart. I know the words to “The Beverly Hillbillies.”
We all make mistakes. But we don’t have to keep making the same mistake.
Are we fulfilling our mandate to be a “light unto the nations”?
What do you focus on when you wake up in the morning: blessing or lack?
All we have is right now, this moment.
Two pivotal ideas about Sukkot.
Practical suggestions on how to prepare for Yom Kippur.
When we hear the shofar, all distractions fade away. It’s our moment to choose life.
Jewish infighting is giving our enemies just what they want.
Visiting Wannsee gave me a far deeper appreciation of Israel.
You are not the center of the universe.
She took the texting scourge into her own hands. Let’s follow suit.
I’m sweating the small stuff and it’s no way to live.
What’s behind the new bestselling phenomenon?
I was blown away by her extraordinary act; she didn’t think it was even praiseworthy.
Stop coddling your children. They need to experience struggle and rejection.
How I wish everyone would learn to say this more often.
One way to deepen your sense of compassion and empathy.
When you're giving but getting nothing back in return.
I need to learn how to slow down.
Despite multiple battle wounds, he gave honor and glory to others.
Studies show that giving kids chores is key to their personal growth.
How to do it right.
We can all make a difference in other people’s lives.
I am freaking out.
We have the creative power to perform astounding acts of kindness.
A frightening true story that happened to me.
Being completely dependent on others forced me to redefine myself.
How to change the whole dynamic of your relationships.
Passover’s inspiring message of hope.
The football player is really using his head.
It’s an awesome privilege – and responsibility – to be part of the Jewish people.
Thank God I am not a Hollywood screenwriter.
The drinking isn’t for the body; use it for the soul.
The last bastion of quiet, wifi and cell phone-free space.
The challenge of maintaining privacy and dignity in the Facebook era.
Why are people throwing their garbage every single day into our lawn’s bushes?
Oh how I wished I was living in New York! Yes it’s pathetic.
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