An anti-love letter to the people who think destruction and division is more important than creation and unity.Continue Reading


We are taught that the best way to deal with death is to ignore it. That’s a mistake: death, actually, makes our life incomparably better. Here’s how.Continue Reading


For years, it was impossible for me to understand the people that were bitter about the orthodox Jews that do bad things. Then I moved to New York.Continue Reading


Most of us are used to thinking that creativity is an individual pursuit. But there are certain laws that are absolute. This is the most important one.Continue Reading


Guest post by Rivka Nehorai: “I used to always be so proud of how hard I worked. But I’m starting to rethink that.”Continue Reading


I have an insane fear of flying. And, yet, the thing I find most bizarre is that no one else seems to have this issue.Continue Reading


He was so kind. So gentle. He taught me the beauty of learning, math, and life. But most of all, he taught me the incredible power of a teacher.Continue Reading


Most people don’t see blogging as an art form. But to me, blogging is just as much an art as anything else, from novels to painting to music. Here’s why.Continue Reading


Memoirs. New York Times articles. Dr. Phil. It seems like the “off the derech” story is being told everywhere. But what about the baal teshuva one?Continue Reading


…and the only reason is because she’s a Hasidic Jew.Continue Reading