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Do We Appreciate Our Gifts?

I was sitting in the dining room of my friend's house waiting for his imminent arrival home from work. He came through the door shlepping a couple of...

The Spiritual Human

Man is the only living creature that can learn from the history of past generations - to avoid mistakes they made and build upon their positive...

How does a Tzaddik spiritually struggle?

Question: How can we say that tzadikkim are perfectly good if we see so many historical tzaddikkim who struggled in different ways (i.e. Moses, Kings...

Will the Real Me Please Stand Up??

Two hundred years ago, the population in Russia was divided in two groups. The elite group consisted of wealthy landowners, while the rest were simple...

Make a Difference

Judaism commands us to serve. Our religion has a wonderful history of teaching and learning, of thinking, talking, and sometimes even arguing. But in...

Fiddler's Question

Lord who made the lion and the lamb You decreed I should be what I am Would it spoil some vast eternal plan If I were a Wealthy Man?  Deep concepts...

Timeless Moments

Never Again “Time is money,” or so goes the common refrain. It is intended to underscore the importance of every moment. You wouldn't...

The man who changed his life after reading his obituary

The world's most famous set of awards are the Nobel Prizes. Presented for outstanding achievement in literature, peace, economics, medicine and the...

Kosher Kid

A few weeks ago, my six-year-old daughter did something that greatly upset one of my professional colleagues. At the same time, it made her father...

Make Me an Offer

We've all come across people who are so devoted to their work that their health and personal lives suffer. A friend of mine once interviewed at a...