Rabbi Benjamin Blech
Chief Editor's Blog
Rabbi Nechemia Coopersmith
Overwhelmed with the news of four deaths in one week.
Why was a church saying a perpetual mass for my father, a prominent Chasidic rabbi?
"Your baby is very sick." How I got through my life's most difficult challenge.
Breindy Warren Lazor
A wrenching true story of enslavement, torture and liberation.
Rabbi Raffi Bilek
The meaning of the Hebrew alphabet’s first two letters.
Time-honored practices and mental exercises to help you be your best self.
Dr. Leslie M. Gutman
Passover relives the moment when the Jewish nation were all in.
Learning how to run towards, instead of away, from our challenges.
If Pharaoh’s actions are imposed upon him by God, how can he be held accountable and be punished for those actions?
How a twisted Star of David became the perfect representation of my connection to Judaism.
Yael Zoldan M.A.
Are we perpetually enslaved to our inner doubts, despair and anger?
A cautionary tale about being complicit in our own oppression.
Sara Yoheved Rigler
Sara Yoheved Rigler
The real reason Catherine Shakdam rejected Shia Islam.
Rabbi Dov Heller, LMFT
If we have the courage to listen to our pain and learn from it, we will find inner peace and empowerment.
Rabbi Shraga Simmons
One woman’s incredible, complex journey to Judaism – a century in the making.
Rabbi Dr. Benji Levy
While pleasure is in the moment, happiness lasts a lifetime.
Rabbi Ori Strum
A painter accidentally threw our mezuzahs into the garbage.
Rabbi Tzvi Sytner
Concrete lessons from a miracle I personally witnessed.
Purim shows us how to accept living with the unknown.
There’s more than one way to be a Jewish hero.
How to live a life filled with happiness.
Because he knows what he's willing to die for, he knows what he's living for.
Adele was really on to something.
Jim Cleamons, coach to Michael Jordan, Shaquille O’Neal, and Scottie Pippen, on the key ingredients to reach your greatness.
Have you thanked them?
Rabbi Mikhail Zalman Dubov
Anytime the professor, a pastor, pondered a question about Jewish practice, she’d call on me and wait for my answer. I never had one.
Facing a towering dungeon boss, you already have what you need to be victorious.
Turn "Can I?" to "I can."
Inspiring lessons from the America's Got Talent contestant who recently passed away from cancer.
Like you can't get buried in a Jewish cemetery if you have a tattoo.
It's easy to change the world. Start with a smile, and see where that leads you.
Rabbi Yaakov Asher Sinclair
How the Rabbi of Bluzhov and his friend were miraculously saved from death.
By his mid-twenties celebrity photographer Jared Bernstein was part of the inner circle of rock stars, actors, and real estate moguls. Why did he walk away from it all?
And discovering the healing power of forgiveness.
They're not flaws – they're inclusions that make them so precious.
How can I “give” something to my father who is no longer alive?
The intricate science and philosophy behind reconciling the lunar and solar calendars can leave one speechless.
Choose life. Because the alternative is death.
Rabbi Dr. Yosef Lynn
College students struggle figuring out what they’re going to do with their life. Here’s some practical guidance.
How I stopped looking to the future and learned to make the most of now.
Your mission is to play the best music you can with the tools you were given.
How to be open to receiving and deciphering God’s personal message.
The Layers Project Magazine and Rachel Cohen
It’s time to free myself from the shackles of shame.
The inability to fully grasp the nature of God is humbling and frustrating, and forces us to “live with the question.”
Click here to find out if you have what it takes!