Our culture seems to shun aging. We prolong adolescence and try to stay looking young. But God’s goal for us is not youth, it’s spiritual maturity.
Between the ideals of beauty and standards of modesty, I began to look at my body with shame. Was I made wrong? Was this feeling what God intended?
Zikaron BaSalon (remembering in the living room) is a powerful way to pass remembrance of the Holocaust on to the next generation of Jewish people.
For interfaith couples, Hanukkah and Christmas can put the year-round reality of differences between us and our partners on even greater display.
Every day, we’re faced with a deluge of decisions, both big and small, about what we want to choose. And it’s not always helpful.
Anxiety is the most common mental illness in the U.S. and may be more common among Jewish people. But strength in community supports health.
The High Holiday season has opportunities for you to lean into and challenge your nature by spending time with God, yourself, and others.
I made aliyah 17 years ago. And I love living in Israel. But I’ve also seen the downsides of that aliyah process.
Shabbat anchors us as Jewish people to home, to God, and to each other. But how can we keep it in a world that demands constant productivity?
What is it like to be a Messianic Jew living in Paris? Here is a sobering look and an exploration of what’s at the root of antisemitism.
Representation shows us that we’re included in society—but will I ever see my identity as a Messianic Jew positively portrayed anywhere?
In counseling couples and being married for 22 years myself, I’ve found that there are three major things that set us up for marital failure.
In difficult and confusing times, the metaphor of being in a wilderness can help us process where we are.
Here are four ways we can reimagine our Passover celebration in order to see it with a fresh perspective and deepen our understanding.
But even though Jewish culture may give us some unhealthy eating habits, Jewish tradition actually sets us up for health!
Here are four Jewish perspectives on resurrection and renewal that may inspire your own understanding.
In my case, both my parents are Jewish but my kids and their kids won’t be able to say the same because my wife isn’t Jewish.
When I read Maccabees, I was surprised to find that the values of our tolerant and inclusive modern Judaism are notably absent from this ancient story...
A few months ago, the sun was setting on a beautiful spring evening, and I was sitting outside in a gardening class sponsored by the local community c...
Whenever the word has left our lips, it’s been met with a myriad of reactions: disgust, a rallying cry, hesitation, or a passionate monologue. “Femini...
We all know Rosh Hashanah for its autumn decor, delectable apples and honey, and lively party energy. But it’s also a deeply spiritual time.
Jewish tradition embraces mourning as an essential part of life—because we all experience loss. How can we learn to mourn well?
Matchmaking might sound archaic, but are current dating practices really working for us or are we being set up to fail?
The book of Ruth is often read as a charming story with little connection to the fears and threats facing modern Jewish life. But Ruth’s story is much...