Spirituality

Why Rabbi Akiva is My Hero

10 life lessons from an accessible giant.

The Chasid who Built a Church

Why was a church saying a perpetual mass for my father, a prominent Chasidic rabbi?

In Crisis: Lessons from the NICU

"Your baby is very sick." How I got through my life's most difficult challenge.

Exodus from Ethiopia

A wrenching true story of enslavement, torture and liberation.

I’m Sorry to Inform You

Overwhelmed with the news of four deaths in one week.

On the Death of Rabbi Zecharia Wallerstein

Through his own pain and difficulties, and his genuine love for everyone, Rabbi Wallerstein illuminated our own path to building a relationship with God.

The Mystical Power of Hebrew Letters

The meaning of the Hebrew alphabet’s first two letters.

Ten Rules for Living Your Best Life

Time-honored practices and mental exercises to help you be your best self.

Do You Have the Necessary Grit to Cross Your Red Sea?

Passover relives the moment when the Jewish nation were all in.

Four Ways to Find Freedom and Expansiveness Amidst Our Blessings and Adversities

Learning how to run towards, instead of away, from our challenges.

Hardening Pharaoh’s Heart: How’s That Fair?

If Pharaoh’s actions are imposed upon him by God, how can he be held accountable and be punished for those actions?

My Broken, Tarnished Faith

How a twisted Star of David became the perfect representation of my connection to Judaism.

There is a Pharaoh and Moses Inside Each of Us

Are we perpetually enslaved to our inner doubts, despair and anger?

The Meaning of Dr. Seuss’s Thidwick The Big-Hearted Moose

A cautionary tale about being complicit in our own oppression.

A Key to Finding Inner Peace: Understand Your Emotional Pain

If we have the courage to listen to our pain and learn from it, we will find inner peace and empowerment.

In Zimbabwe, Unraveling Mysterious Jewish Roots

One woman’s incredible, complex journey to Judaism – a century in the making.

What's the Difference between Happiness and Pleasure?

While pleasure is in the moment, happiness lasts a lifetime.

Holy Dumpster Diving

A painter accidentally threw our mezuzahs into the garbage.

Her Final Hours of Life, A Deathbed Miracle

Concrete lessons from a miracle I personally witnessed.

How to Minimize Worrying and Enjoy the Present

Purim shows us how to accept living with the unknown.

The Hesitant Hero: Queen Esther vs Volodymr Zelensky

There’s more than one way to be a Jewish hero.

The 4 Happiness Habits of Purim

How to live a life filled with happiness.

President Zelensky's Heroism

Because he knows what he's willing to die for, he knows what he's living for.

All-Star NBA Coach Jim Cleamons Walks the Talk

Jim Cleamons, coach to Michael Jordan, Shaquille O’Neal, and Scottie Pippen, on the key ingredients to reach your greatness.

A Jew in a Jesuit School

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.

Princess Zelda and Queen Esther: How the Legend of Zelda Helped Me Understand Purim

Facing a towering dungeon boss, you already have what you need to be victorious.

Nightbirde's Gift to Humanity: Through Her Death We Can Learn How to Live

Inspiring lessons from the America's Got Talent contestant who recently passed away from cancer.

Urban Myths and Misconceptions about Judaism

Like you can't get buried in a Jewish cemetery if you have a tattoo.

Wear It On Your Face: How Smiling Changes You and the People Around You

It's easy to change the world. Start with a smile, and see where that leads you.

You Are Someone's Lifeline: A Hassidic Tale of the Holocaust

How the Rabbi of Bluzhov and his friend were miraculously saved from death.

Revealing The Soul of an Artist

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?

Surviving My Near Fatal Marriage

And discovering the healing power of forgiveness.

Real Diamonds have Imperfections

They're not flaws – they're inclusions that make them so precious.

How to Maintain Your Connection with a Deceased Parent

How can I “give” something to my father who is no longer alive?

The Secret of the Jewish Leap Year

The intricate science and philosophy behind reconciling the lunar and solar calendars can leave one speechless.

How Do I Figure Out My Life’s Direction?

College students struggle figuring out what they’re going to do with their life. Here’s some practical guidance.

Judaism, Astrology, and Fate

How I stopped looking to the future and learned to make the most of now.

Why You Should Stop Comparing Yourself to Others

Your mission is to play the best music you can with the tools you were given.

Empower Your Jewish Journey

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