Prayers of thanks make us focus on the reality that we do have it much better than we think we do.
As visible Jews, we have to be vigilant and very mindful of our actions.
Young people tend to be too naive and idealistic to fully fathom the implications of their actions.
Perhaps we need to review, as Jews, what defines success.
What I call verbal terrorism is tragically not rare at all.
How efficient to kill two birds with one stone – or booking. Actually three birds, since I invited a man I had commiserated with while waiting my turn to join me.
There are fathers who bravely step up to the plate and fill in the maternal vacuum with their love and devotion.
The message being conveyed is that without “flour,” without the means to support oneself and one’s family, one’s focus on Torah will be impeded by worry.
Times have changed and divorced people have sadly gone from being singularities to almost a sub-community.
The role of the rav has expanded to include situations that have nothing to do with halacha.
Parents should be quick to say something positive to a child even as they chide him or her for bad behavior.
Is the Torah offering nechama by subtly hinting that death brings reunion with loved ones who preceded you?
Was it possible that these butchers of Jewish children had been living the "good life" all these years?
Divorce from a vindictive, cruel spouse can be a lifelong nightmare when there are offspring.
I believe that each person is half a soul and marriage reunites the two.
The Presbyterian Church USA voted to divest from three companies that do business with Israel.
Sadly, there are mothers who, due to severe depression are unable or unwilling to prepare nourishing food for their children.
Not knowing any better, I assumed that Molly and her mother must be voracious readers.
Neglect, indifference or criticism can break a person's neshama.
She told me that she was busy and that he could sit in his wet clothes for the rest of the day. It would teach him to be more careful.
Unpleasant happenings are quickly discarded if they do not affect us directly.
I have always insisted that everything that happens to anyone or anything is min Shamayim.
It is so hurtful to heighten people’s sense of inadequacy and guilt in a matzav that is already horrendous and difficult to bear.
Make no mistake: in the wrong hands cars are weapons of mass destruction.
Where once divorce in heimische communities was relatively uncommon, nowadays every family has a son, daughter, sibling cousin who is divorced – sometimes twice or even three times!