Family

How to Access the Joy of Sukkot

Joy comes from taking pleasure in the moment and not dwelling on what's missing.

Sydney Taylor's All-of-a-Kind Family Revolutionized Jewish Children's Literature

Warm, intimate and full of fun, I adopted Taylor’s fictional family as my own make-believe family.

Yom Kippur and the Importance of Keeping Your Word

Living in a society where talk is cheap, we need to ensure that our words mean something.

What On Earth Are We Arguing About?

Have you ever made plans to go out to dinner only to have something set you off or irritate you as you drove there?

Cooking with Apples and Honey for Rosh Hashanah

Sweet and savory recipes to add to your holiday menus.

7 Rosh Hashanah Projects to Do at Home with Your Kids

My favorite Rosh Hashanah projects to do with children, from preschool through high school.

You Know Your Faults. Do You Know Your Virtues?

Start the Jewish new year knowing your strengths.

Strike While the Iron is Cold: Don't Argue When You're Angry

Go to bed angry, because the worst time to deal with an issue is when you're mad and upset.

Apples and Honey Cake

Our amazing Jewish honey cake is just thing for this Rosh Hashanah. This honey cake uses olive oil for a healthy, non-dairy fat that keeps the cake light and flavorful.

Sweet and Delectable Rosh Hashanah Menu: Entrée to Dessert

And don't miss my spiced bundt cake with apple caramel drizzle.

But I Was Only Joking: When Teasing Hurts

We're not allowed to hurt others with our words, and that includes teasing and joking.

My House Feels Like a 24-Hour Diner and I Love It

Why the mess, the constant cooking and the chaos are totally worth it.

Tahina: History, Facts and Recipes for the Versatile Israeli Food

Discover why tahina is one of Israel’s most popular foods.

How to Bully-Proof Your Child

Practical ways to teach your child to be assertive and to stand up for other kids who are being bullied.

Working On Appreciating My Spouse during Elul

Because I am guilty of taking my marriage for granted.

Cut Your Spouse Some Slack

We give our friends and kids the benefit of the doubt. Shouldn't we do the same for the most important person in our life?

Summertime Cooking with Fresh Seasonal Produce

Right off the grill summer corn, homemade chimichurri over steak, watermelon sorbet and more!

Learning from Kids who Play Together

Children haven’t yet learned to worry about what others think of them and to put others in restrictive boxes with alienating labels.

My Best, Hard-Earned Advice for Caregivers

The importance of self-care, support groups, and helping others, and the role of guilt and grief in the caregiving process.

My Challenge in Overcoming Baseless Hatred

It's very hard for me to forgive anyone who has hurt my child.

Yearning for Israel after Covid Kept Us Away

So many of us are longing to be in Israel where the connection to spirituality is more tangible, more vibrant, more real.

How Covid Made Some Marriages Stronger

Many fractured unions did not survive, but strong marriages got even stronger.

Delicious Meat-Free Recipes

Including yummy options for fish, burgers, pasta and soup.

Watching the Clock

I'm trying to overcome this destructive habit.

6 Foolproof Ways to Make Your Family Vacation Great

How to ensure you and your family aren't disappointed with your summer trip.

Lessons Learned from 30 Years of Marriage

7 lessons I've learned the hard way.

Fall in Love with Your Spouse, Again

How to appreciate your spouse and get the love you want.

Why Parents Need to Present a United Front

Not disagreeing in front of the kids is just the first step; you need to also exude confidence in your spouse's parenting skills.

Our Untold Stories

“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you."

Complete Summer Barbecue Menu

Quick and easy, BBQ all-in menu, meat, chicken, salad, slaw and dessert. Enjoy!

Hope is in the Air

The world is opening up again and now is the time to concretize your post-pandemic commitment to change.

Make Your Own Pizza!

Fun and delicious for the whole family.

Powerless

The summer blackouts have arrived.

Marital Survival Guide: Last Letters

In this final installment, more practical wisdom for marriage.

Israeli Salad!

This ubiquitous salad captures the flavors of the Jewish state.

Re-Entry: Life after the Pandemic

What lessons do you want to take with you into your post-pandemic existence?

A Doctor's Life: A Tribute to My Brilliant Father

Sitting shiva enabled me to appreciate my father's genuine greatness.

Feed Your Soul: My Mom’s Almond Mandel Bread

Chef Tony Rosenfeld, Co-Founder of One Mighty Mill brings to life his tasty Almond Mandel Bread: a rustic, biscotti-like cookie as he bakes with Jamie on “Feed Your Soul!”

Wait... They're Getting Divorced?!

Why couples grow apart and what you can do about it.

Appreciating My Jewishness

Recognizing the gift of Torah.

Michael Collins: The Almost Famous Astronaut

There's a good reason why you probably haven't heard of the astronaut who recently died.

Cheesecake: A History

Surprising facts about this popular Jewish dish, as well as recipes from around the world, including Lindy's famous cheesecake.

Beyond Cheesecake: Dairy Desserts for Shavuot

Make sure to add one of these recipes to your menus. Your family will thank me.

Out-of-This-World Recipes for Shavuot

These colorful recipes are packed with flavor and a delicious change to the dairy meals you think of.

Our Collective Tragedy

Even thousands of miles away, it’s our sorrow too. It’s our family in pain.

Technology Addiction and Kids

Practical advice on managing your children's use of technology.

Counting On Your Neighbors

It is truly amazing to live in a community of such kindness.

Shabbos Begins on Sunday: Recipes from Jerusalem

A delectable selection of Steve's favorite recipes to enhance your Shabbos table.

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