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Torah And The Marshmallow

The inevitable conclusion of the study was that holding back, delaying gratification, leads to a more stable and positive life.

Honoring Our Differences

As Torahdik Jews we are expected to view every day as Parents Day.

Smorgasbord Orthodoxy?

Why does Chani have a lollipop in her mouth? I told you not to give her another one!

‘All Who Are Hungry Come And Eat’

We still have an inner voice that silently screams, It's just not fair!

The Ferris Wheel Of Life

Purim teaches us that life is like a Ferris wheel – one moment you can be on top, and suddenly you are at the bottom.

Who’s Got You?

Is there a precedent in the thousands of years since Jews accepted the Torah where there was such a widespread disdain of working?

Penny-Wise And Pound-Foolish

There is no guarantee that being "pound-wise" will extend our lives, but medical science insists that it helps.

Embracing Our Personal Chanukahs

Throughout life, we will face many extremely difficult challenges - custom-made Chanukahs that Hashem tailored for us.

The Bane Of Evil Speech

Pure evil speech is a weapon of mass destruction...

My Wisdom Tooth

We tend to take our routine abilities for granted.

Taking Care Of Grave Business

This can, to some extent, be achieved by having a will, letting your loved ones know where you are to be buried, and advising them of your assets and where to locate them.

Home Sweet Home?

I believe that the up-and-coming generations will not live in the grand single-family homes many of them grew up in.

Learning The Basics

Even a kindergarten student can understand how the pennies collectively put in the pushka can add to real money that can help a kallah buy linens or feed a family for a week.

Shavuot: A Reminder That We Were All There

Boaz obviously finds it necessary to reassure Rut that no one will hassle or bully her while she is gleaning wheat, and twice he admonishes his field hands not to rebuke or shame her and make her feel threatened in any way.

In Plane View

I can’t say for sure if my idea would work, but to me it makes sense to fill the plane back to front with the window passengers getting to their seats first, followed by the middle-seaters.

Shidduch Chili: A Recipe For Disaster?

They werew great girls and were looking for that "winning" dish.

Purim Musings

"Even when a sharpened sword is placed on your neck, do not give up on Divine Mercy."

Married Or Single: Only The Tallis Will Tell

The fact is there are so many second-time singles in heimische communities and the numbers sadly are growing each year – to such a degree that several organizations have sprung up to provide networking opportunities and social support.

A Hairy Situation

Why would it be more “tznuisdik” for me to go to a Shabbat meal in a sheitel when my host thought my own hair was one?

Mindful Praying

Prayers of thanks make us focus on the reality that we do have it much better than we think we do.

Being Mindful

As visible Jews, we have to be vigilant and very mindful of our actions.

Under The Influence?

Young people tend to be too naive and idealistic to fully fathom the implications of their actions.

Making Your Life Matter

Perhaps we need to review, as Jews, what defines success.

Murder By Words

What I call verbal terrorism is tragically not rare at all.

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