spirituality

A Missing Friend is a Holy Clue

It turns out that feeling bad can have physical advantages to help heal.

The Healing Sound of Silence

A mirror neuron is a neuron that fires both when an animal acts and when the animal observes the same action performed by another.

Who is Worthy to Lead: The Torah of Modern Politics

This week’s Torah portion (Yitro) offers a key lesson for today’s politics. It comes just before the fateful Ten Commandments ...

Finding Equilibrium Through the Practice of Kindness

Many of us are feeling buffeted by politics, angry dynamics in public discourse, and fears of what may lie ahead. ...

African American Republican Congressional Candidate Turned Yeshiva Student

For some people, fitting into the status quo is soothing, comforting, peaceful. Not for me. For me, seeking a life ...

How to Be a “Player” in Jewish Life

What does it take to be a “player” in Jewish life? No, not that kind of “player.” I mean, what ...

A Spiritual Assist for Keeping New Year’s Resolutions

New Year’s resolutions are hard to keep. So in the past I did not bother at all. This year, is ...

Saying No to Silencing: The Jewish Duty to Speak Out

Spirituality is biography. Jewish spirituality and Jewish biography both demand a duty to speak out, reject silencing, and stand up against any ...

I Am Not Afraid

Are you afraid of things that go bump in the night? I was, but I’ve been taking a course — well, ...

(Thanks)giving — A Thanksgiving for the Rest of the Year

Happy Thanksgiving! For many, Thanksgiving gathers us with family and friends, inviting us to reflect gratefully on our blessings. For ...