Holidays

Why We Celebrate Hanukkah with Light

Why do we commemorate Hanukkah with the oil when the miracle of winning the war seems so much greater?

Not Just Latkes: Super Delicious Hanukkah Dishes

Including pulled beef gnocchi, cauliflower steaks and apple fritters.

Up Against the Wall: The Remarkable Odyssey of Arye Steinberger’s Sukkah Art

Spanning numerous countries and generations, the incredible art mirrors that of the Jewish people. Both have survived against all odds.

How to Tap into The Meaning of Sukkot: 5 Inspiring Life Lessons

Plug into the joy and spiritual depth of this incredible Jewish holiday.

Feeling the Love on Yom Kippur

Who are we praying to on Yom Kippur?

Avinu Malkeinu Unplugged

A soulful arrangement of the traditional prayer, played on violin and piano.

High Ideals, Murder and Me: What It Means to be Good

Cuomo’s pardon, God’s pardon and Yom Kippur’s forgiveness.

When Everything Went Up in Smoke

What do you do when everything you own is suddenly taken from you and you're fortunate enough to still have everything that really matters?

Why We Blow the Shofar

A powerful tool to wake up and live mindfully. It's a new year, and a new you.

8 Things You Didn't Know about Rosh Hashanah

8 short video segments on the significance of this pivotal day.

Rosh Hashanah: It's Not about Who's Been Naughty or Nice

Like a CEO of a major conglomerate, God is setting the budgets and allocating resources, based on what you're genuinely committed to take on.

A Dying Boy's Last Wish and the Key to a Meaningful New Year

Notre Dame football coach's inspiring lesson on keeping our word and fulfilling our resolutions.

The Only Thing to Worry About on Rosh Hashanah

The judge is in fact our Father. He understands our struggles and He wants our success.

How to Approach God on Rosh Hashanah

Don't come with what you want; come with what you want to do.

This Yom Kippur, Enter a Radically Different Place

I can conquer my inadequacies if I aim higher.

Cooking with Apples and Honey for Rosh Hashanah

Sweet and savory recipes to add to your holiday menus.

Aish.com's Guide to a Meaningful Rosh Hashanah

Print and share this free 21-page ebook that will enhance your Jewish New Year.

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.

The Shofar's Stirring Message for Today

Tragedy has its powerful language which transcends words and alerts us to the kind of pain experienced by so many during the global pandemic.

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.

Why It's So Important for You to Judge Others Favorably

If we judge others favorably, God will judge us favorably.

Leaving the Comfort Zone

Changing and becoming more than we are is one of the most difficult things in the world.

I'm Getting Too Fat and It's Time to Start Running Again

Why running is an ideal way for me to get into spiritual – and physical – shape.

Second Chances: The Powerful Month Before the High Holidays

What makes the Hebrew month of Elul so special?

Healing the Brokenness Within: How to Tap into the Energy of Tisha B’Av

Every Jew is likened to a holy Temple. Let's start rebuilding by repairing our inner fragments.

Why Jews are the People of the Moon

What is the deeper meaning behind the small moon looking as big as the vast sun?

Burning Books and the 17th of Tammuz

A hallmark of all repressive regimes is burning books. The burning of the Torah is one the tragedies that happened on this fast day.

Shavuot: The Empty Landscape

Why is there no identifying mitzvah with this holiday?

Small Acts, Cosmic Implications

The camera is always on. You never know which small deed you do that can have cosmic implications.

Driving a Lamborghini. Manual Required

How to relate to the holiday of Shavuot.

Survivor's Guilt: Covid, The Holocaust, and Sinai

Channeling the potential guilt by embracing a life filled with meaning and purpose.

The Relevance of the Ten Commandments: A Shavuot Family Guidebook

This Shavuot, explore the relevance of the Ten Commandments with your children.

When All Went Silent

Covid, Shavuot and how to hear the voice of God.

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.

Lag B'Omer and the Power to Recreate

Rabbi Akiva's timely post-corona message.

Lag B'Omer and the Tragic Mann Gulch Fire

The famous story of Wag Dodge and the importance of living with passion and igniting our own fire.

Making Time Count: The Message of Counting the Omer

Counting means forging a conscious, mindful relationship with time and its moments.

Rick and Dick Hoyt and the Power of Family

Incredible things can happen when you do things together.

Matzah: Bread of Affliction, Bread of Liberation

Symbol of slavery or freedom? Exploring the seeming contradictory meanings of this ancient bread.

Bombs Over Germany: A Passover Video

Although you may not be able to change your situation, you can choose greatness within your situation.

Torn Page of History: A Passover Message

Jewish boys in hiding receive a message of hope that they would never forget.

Free to Hope: Passover in the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising

Passover is the anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising. Holocaust Survivor Ella Blumenthal, whose family drew strength from the holiday's message of liberation at all costs, gives her testimony.

The Fifth Child at Your Seder? The One Who Isn’t There

This Passover, take the first step towards ending estrangement within your family.

What's So Wrong With Bread?

A deeper look into the meaning of matzah and chametz.

Celebrating Passover After the First Year of Covid-19

How do we celebrate when our lives are still filled with so much sadness? The nation's very first Passover provides an answer.

Passover: God’s Calling Card

The purpose of the Exodus was to establish a personal, loving relationship between God and the Jewish People, including every individual Jew.

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